ENTASYS Covers McDaniel College's Baker Memorial Chapel
Situated on a hilltop between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, McDaniel College's tree-lined 160-acre campus in Westminster, Maryland has been called one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. One of the most visited buildings on campus is Baker Memorial Chapel. Constructed in 1958, the historic brick building hosts weekly worship services, campus-sponsored events including seasonal concerts, guest speakers and presentations, baccalaureate and invocation services, as well as frequent weddings and memorial services for alumni and current students.
When the college's administrators recently decided to replace the existing cluster-style sound system in the busy venue, it was crucial that the new system provide superior sound quality while preserving the church's quaint aesthetic and historic architecture. The chapel's wood paneled walls, initially designed as acoustical treatment for a massive, now-defunct pipe organ, presented some challenges in this regard. The first choice for the project was an ENTASYS high-performance column line-array loudspeaker system. The installation included six ENTASYS ENT-FR loudspeakers, three on each side of the proscenium, supported by two VERIS 210S subwoofers, one per side, to cover the main floor area.
New Product Update: DP6 Pendant Loudspeaker
Introducing the newest addition to our highly acclaimed Distributed Design Series of ceiling and surface mount loudspeakers, the DP6 pendant loudspeaker offers superior sound quality, exceptional intelligibility and unparalleled performance. A true coaxial loudspeaker with an HF compression driver, the DP6 offers Community's patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology™ and Tru-Phase™ high-frequency waveguide for consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz. Uniform voicing allows the entire range of Distributed Design ceiling; surface and pendant mount loudspeakers to be combined in a single installation with no compromise of consistency from zone to zone.
The DP6 is equipped with a built-in autoformer, allowing the loudspeaker's full output and performance to be realized with 70V or 100V distribution lines. An easily accessible selector switch on the face of the loudspeaker makes it simple to choose between 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation, while the integrated rear cover conceals wiring and hanging hardware for a clean, aesthetically pleasing installation. Two 15-foot long tensile galvanized steel wire rope suspension cables with integrated spring clips are included.
ProSoundWeb Readers' Choice Awards
Community's M-CLASS MX10 was nominated for the Readers' Choice Awards on ProSoundWeb! Please click on the link and cast your vote at the bottom of the page.
Product Category: Loudspeakers - Stage Monitors - ProSoundWeb
Community Takes the Humbug Out of "Scrooge"
Founded in 1973 by Marie Swajeski, the Delaware Children's Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware has made a long-standing tradition of providing live family entertainment for people throughout the tri-state area, including seasonal holiday shows like their recent production of "Scrooge."
Community provided the theatre with four ENTASYS high-performance column line-array loudspeaker systems. Two ENTASYS columns mounted on either side of the proscenium and two more on the side walls have made a marked difference for the Theatre’s audiences, says Production Manager Barry Polish. “The ENTASYS loudspeakers have dramatically improved spoken word intelligibility in the auditorium,” says Polish. “The sound is very natural, not like most large loudspeakers, and the ENTASYS columns blend in visually so well that most people don’t even notice them. It’s the perfect solution for our theatre.”
Educational Training and Workshops
HOW-TO Workshops Announce New ASSIST Seminars
The HOW-TO ASSIST Tour (Academy of Sound System Integration, Setup & Troubleshooting) is a training tour designed to provide sound and electrical contractors and sound system installers with the best possible training on how to setup, integrate and troubleshoot live sound systems of any size. These classes are led by industry expert Mike Sokol, who has over 40 years of experience in sound system design, integration, operation and operator training. The ASSIST program is produced by Hector La Torre, long-time industry stalwart and innovator for Fits & Starts Productions.
ASSIST classes are manufacturer supported and approved, with a final test and certificate of completion included at the end of the 8-hour classroom program. Visit howtosound.com/ASSIST to register for the seminar, or view a list of scheduled dates and cities in 2012. For more information on ASSIST sound system contractor and installer training please contact: Hector La Torre at 732-741-1275 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the schedule for How-To-Sound Ministry workshops coming to a city near you and use coupon code "CPL20" to receive 20% off registration.
SynAudCon Sound Reinforcement for Technicians
March 19-21, 2012 - Atlanta GA
April 2-4, 2012 - Dallas TX
Watch this short VIDEO for a course overview. Register ONLINE or call 812-923-0174
The training is affordable, convenient, and the continuous animations, scenarios, interactive calculators and quiz questions make it an effective learning tool.
Watch this VIDEO to view SynAudCon's Approach to Web-based Audio Training.
The training is taught by Pat Brown and approved for Continuing Education Units.
January 19 - 22, 2012
Anaheim Convention Center
See and hear Community at the Wanna Play Stage. Daily performances will take place during NAMM show hours outside the Arena entrance.
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)
January 31 - February 2, 2012
Booth # 7M176
Receive a complimentary Tradeshow Only badge to ISE by entering Community Invitation Code 705618 when registering online.