Loudspeaker manufacturer, area sales representative and noted systems integrator work together to provide the highest quality audio system solutions for every installation, big and small
Whitinsville, MA, USA, July 6, 2009 â€“ Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia have recently experienced a swell of A/V installation activity, thanks to Ashland, Kentucky-based Newtech Systems, Inc. (also with offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and Dunbar, West Virginia). Newtech has proven themselves a leader in audio/video system integration and installation for the region, and a key component of these installs has been a wide range of loudspeaker products from EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions. Newtechâ€™s Bill Banfield takes particular pride in a number of recent â€œsmall but greatâ€? projects, which have taken place at a variety of schools, churches and community theaters. The EAW components were sold by Erie, Pennsylvania-based North Coast Marketing.
â€œOur installations take on all number of shapes and sizes, and EAW has the best solutions for just about every application we encounter,â€? stated Banfield. â€œAshland, Kentuckyâ€™s Christ United Methodist Churchâ€™s install was short and sweet: two EAW VR62 Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers. However, working with Mercer County High School in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was a different story. There, we installed a multi-zoned system in the gymnasium, featuring six MK5396 2-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeakers and 10 MK2366 2-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeakers. Additionally, we installed a new auditorium system featuring one MK5326 2-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeaker, one MK5364 2-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeaker, four VRM12 Full-Range Loudspeaker/Stage Monitors, eight CIS80 Ceiling Loudspeakers and two SMS5 Surface Mount Loudspeakers. Of course thatâ€™s not a huge install as these things go, but it was huge for the school, and it sounds great. EAW loudspeakers provided exactly what those projects needed.â€?
EAWâ€™s MK Series loudspeakers are a particular favorite of Banfieldâ€™s: â€œThe MKâ€™s are the most flexible boxes in their product category. They have consistent voicing in the crossover region and give the installer a lot of versatility on installation. I am able to mix and match horn patterns to achieve the best seating coverage as needed.â€?
Aside from the products themselves, Banfield notes that working with EAW and North Coast has been an overwhelmingly positive experience: â€œI enjoy working with North Coast Marketing, and I know that Dennis Cray is always willing to exhaust every resource to make things happen to support his dealers. And the support that EAW gives is always top notch â€“ EAWâ€™s Joe Fustolo and the Application Support Group always do a tremendous job when called upon.â€?
Other EAW/Newtech installs have included Ripley Elementary in Ripley, West Virginia; Frankâ€™s Community Center in Boyd County, Kentucky; several churches in Ashland, Kentucky; Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Huntington, West Virginia; Elliot County Performing Arts Center in Elliot County, Kentucky; and many more. Banfield continues: â€œSome integrators might not make it a priority to cater toward these smaller installs, but the way we see it, local schools, churches, theaters and community centers need crisp, clear and powerful audio just as much as anyone, if not more. And sometimes all they need is the right set of two or four loudspeakers. Itâ€™s up to us to install that right set, and EAW and North Coast Marketing are there with us, providing the loudspeaker solutions that make the difference.â€?
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