The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) – a private university located minutes from downtown Indianapolis – recently upgraded Key Stadium with a One Systems sound reinforcement system.
As a NCAA Division II school, UIndy is recognized for having one of the best athletic programs in the USA. The decision was made to upgrade the system in order to accommodate its expanding football fan base and game day experience.
The school administration tapped Tech Electronics of Indiana to assist in the design of a new system.
Bob Brubeck, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Game Day Operations at UIndy, explained:
Having worked with Tech Electronics before, we knew they were the best fit for the job. Their project proposal provided exactly what we needed to improve the sound quality and game experience at Key Stadium.
Jeff Watson, Director at Tech Electronics of Indiana, headed up the project. The school was in need of a system that had enough power to overcome the crowd noise and cover the visitor sidelines, Alumni tent, the south parking lot and the home bleachers.
We put together a system that took their current and future needs into consideration. Our previous experience with One Systems direct weather loudspeakers made the decision an easy one. They aren’t just models with direct-weather capability, they are incredible, high-performance loudspeakers built for outdoor use.
Watson specified a total of nine One Systems loudspeakers to cover the complex. Five 112IM 12-inch, two-way full range loudspeakers were mounted to the home side press box to cover the home bleachers. Four 212CIM 12-inch, two-way loudspeakers were mounted 65 feet above the ground on the home side light poles to cover the entire football field and surrounding areas.
One Systems loudspeakers provide top performance sound quality while being impervious to the Midwest’s sporadic and hazardous weather conditions. The University is extremely pleased with the new system. It definitely takes the game day experience to a higher level.
Tech Electronics also supplied three Crown Audio CTS600 loudspeakers to power the system. The units are housed in a new lockable wall mounted equipment rack located in a storage area at the stadium. The rack is also home for a Biamp Systems Nexia SP digital signal processor used to EQ and fine tune the system.