Designing creative solutions for audio and video challenges has long been systems integrator Pro Sound’s specialty. For Glendale, Ariz.’s new Cardinals Stadium, Pro Sound partnered with consultants Pelton Marsh Kinsella and the Hunt Construction Group to fashion and install an audio system innovative enough to match the rest of the stadium’s construction, which has already been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Extreme Engineering program.
But the team achieved more than outstanding sound quality for the 63,000-seat stadium with the design; they are also saving the owners upwards of $100 million over comparable projects of this size and scope, according to Pro Sound’s president Rod Sintow. “The simple fact that Meyer Sound equipment is self-powered enables us to accelerate our installation schedule by 12 weeks,” says Sintow. “The UPA-1Ps were installed in eight days. If we’d done that with unpowered speakers, that alone would have taken about six weeks.”
The Meyer Sound system includes 70 MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and 84 UPA-1P compact wide-coverage loudspeakers, which, according to Sintow, “simply disappear into the ceiling.” Performance of the system can be checked at any time with a glance at Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring system.
The installation will be completed next month, with the stadium’s opening slated for August.
For more information, visit Meyer Sound at www.meyersound.com.