The home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse has “pumped up the energy” during games by installing a new audio system from Clair Brothers.
The stadium operators contracted Randy Skaggs at Village Audio for innovative ideas on a high-energy system with low visual impact to “pump up the energy on the court during games”.
They say they had three criteria: Complete courtside coverage on all sides, down-firing court coverage, and all speakers must be self-powered which was “no simple task considering the high intelligibility to cover the public seating areas and courtside along with zone isolation from the court.”
Skaggs chose Clair Brothers kiT Series for a solution. They collaborated to study the speaker positions and coverage angle requirements and determined that a custom dispersion on the scoreboard corners could offer better coverage with minimum overlap to other sources. A separate zone was created to cover the court itself and consists of the point source twelve-inch member of the Clair Brothers kiT Series – the kiT12.
“I’ve had a great track record with Clair Brothers and learned about the TrueFit concept when they demoed the kiTCurve version at InfoComm last year. For the Bankers Life project, the minute details mattered and were vital to finding the right solution. The fact that Clair Brothers can deliver customized solutions (and relatively quickly too) is an undeniable asset. The team at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is thrilled with the result, as are we!”