This winter, Caesars Tahoe updated the audio facilities in its convention center. XXXX Audio Systems, a live sound reinforcement provider and systems integration firm located in Sacramento, Calif., provided the design and installation of the new setup, which is based around BSS Audio's Soundweb product range.
Five 9088ii DSP units, used in conjunction with two 9000ii network hubs, provide loudspeaker processing and room combining for the 9,500-square-foot ballroom, which may be divided as required into up to eight individual meeting rooms. Further, nine wall-mounted 9010 "Jellyfish'"programmable remote controllers (including one for the adjacent Senate boardroom) have been installed for control over basic system parameters.
Each of the breakout rooms, which range from approximately 450 to 3,300 square feet in size, is equipped with between two and eight microphone inputs that feed into the Soundweb units housed in the control room. "We've created dedicated presets that work best for each of the hotel's different mics," said XXXX systems engineer Carl Sagen, who served as the project supervisor and system designer. "In doing so, a Caesars employee can plug in a particular mic, push the appropriate button for that product on a Jellyfish and Soundweb provides a tailor-made EQ for that microphone signal."
Four lines of DMX music are also fed into the BSS units for background music options that can be dialed up in any room via the Jellyfish. "The banquet captains are very appreciative of the fact that they can get up and turn on music without having to call in an A/V guy," added Sagen.
After audio signals have been appropriately processed and matrixed by Soundweb, they're routed out into an all-new amplifier and ceiling loudspeaker setup comprising 10 4-channel Crown CTs 4200s driving 65 JBL 2152H 12-inch coaxial transducers and eight Control 26Cs.
For more information on the Soundweb, visit BSS online at www.bss.co.uk.