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University of Arkansas’ Razorback Stadium sports new loudspeakers

Springdale, Arkansas-based Commercial Audio Systems (CAS) recently installed One Systems Direct Weather loudspeakers in the south end zone at Donald Reynold Razorback Stadium at the University of Arkansas.

Jim Crews, Principal at CAS, explained:

We were replacing older, worn out loudspeakers and needed a product that was intelligible with sonic clarity and capable of handling the weather. It was a pretty tight time frame, so we worked with Mike O’Neill, chief engineer at One Systems, and designed a system that suited the stadium’s needs perfectly.

The distributed system is made up of thirty-four 208/HTC loudspeakers that cover the ‘dark areas’ under the overhangs at the south end of the stadium. The two-way loudspeaker design features a two element vertical array made up of two eight-inch low frequency devices. The top eight-inch unit is a coaxial design that utilizes a medium format titanium compression driver to provide the necessary high frequencies.

The injection moulded enclosure is made of high-impact copolymer materials that exhibit superior weather resistance. In addition, the 208/HTC uses 316-grade stainless steel (marine-grade) for all structural rigging points and all rigging accessories are also made using 316-grade stainless. The metal grille components feature a newly developed marine-grade powder coat over 304-grade stainless steel, which makes the cabinet impervious to rain and moisture. The design also features a three-layer rain shield grille and input weather cover with an IP68 rated waterproof gland night for added protection from the elements.

Crews added:

One of the nice things about the new HTC models – in addition to their direct weather capabilities – is that you no longer have to order 70v or low impedance. The units can be configured for whatever mode we need on site. It’s one size fits all, so ordering is much easier.

I also have to hand it to the team at One Systems. This was a last minute project with a week and a half window for ordering and installation – and they got it done. Our client is very pleased with the product and the end result.


Image: One Systems’ new HTC loudspeakers reinforce Donald Reynold Razorback Stadium’s south end zone with sonic fidelity and intelligibility.


About One Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, USA, One Systems, Inc. is a high-quality manufacturer of two brands of loudspeakers. Established in 2006, the One Systems brand of Direct Weather loudspeakers utilises its patented Equivalent Throat Technology® and Inside/Only Voice Coil Technology® designs. The On Point Audio brand of non-weatherproof speakers utilises its Narrow-Profile™ woofers, enabling smaller sized enclosures to be complemented with large format drivers. For further information, go to: