L-R: Jeff Alexander, director of distributed brands, Sennheiser; Joe Tenczar, Madison Arts Barn; John Falcone, president of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation; and Robb Blumenreder, brand manager.
Sennheiser has come to the aid of the Friends of Madison Youth with a charitable contribution of Sennheiser Evolution Series wired microphones and Turbosound HiLight Series and TFM stage monitor loudspeaker systems with TMC amplification.
"The sound is phenomenal," relates he nonprofit’s director, Joe Tenczar. "My goal was to produce one of the finest live sound systems, offering studio-quality sound in a live performance venue within the tri-state area. I'm pretty sure there is not a teen center that even comes close. We'd like to believe that even among the professional venues catering to adults on this scale under 500 occupants, there's probably no one that can touch us now."
The installation comprises two Turbosound THL-2H three-way, full-range, two THL-811.3 mid-high and four THL-828.2 18-inch subwoofer systems, plus four TFM-212 2x12-inch stage monitors. Four Turbosound TMC-1250 and four TMC-750 amplifiers supply power. Sennheiser Evolution wired microphones include an Evolution E602 kick drum mic, four E604 clip-on tom mics, two E614 super-ardioid condensers, a pair of E609 Silver guitar cabinet mics and four EPack 835s, each comprising a vocal microphone, clip, boom stand and cable.
Tenczar, a high school teacher and an employee at the Madison Arts Barn, is also a professional stagehand and a member of IATSE Local 84 in Hartford, Conn.
Friends of Madison Youth’s Madison Arts Barn is a 1,800-square-foot music venue that host regular events every Saturday, according to Tenczar. "They span a huge genre of music, from traditional rock bands to folk-rock, punk, ska and hip hop," he says.
Madison Arts Barn is located on Town Campus on the Connecticut shoreline and is part of the Wilbur W. Pardee Youth Center. The Friends of Madison Youth established the center as a safe, drug-free, supervised environment where Madison teens, as well as kids throughout the tri-state area, can enjoy a positive recreational experience.
For more information on the Sennheiser gear, please go to www.sennheiserusa.com. For more information on the Turbosound gear, visit www.turbosound.com. For more information on the Friends of Madison Youth, visit www.madisonyouthchoirs.org.