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Sound, Production & Lighting Choose RCF to Improve Audio at School

Jacob Coakley • Industry News • April 20, 2016
The gymnatorium at the British International School of Chicago sounds great thanks to a new audio system that includes RCF loudspeakers.
The gymnatorium at the British International School of Chicago sounds great thanks to a new audio system that includes RCF loudspeakers.

Sound, Production & Lighting chose RCF speakers to improve the audio quality at the British International School of Chicago, making sure their multi-use space sounded nothing like a gymnatorium thanks to RCF C3110-96 speakers and Danley SH46 horns.

SOUND, PRODUCTION & LIGHTING TURNS GYMATORIUM INTO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(Edison, New Jersey) When it came to looking for a total audio solution for the gymatorium at the British International School of Chicago, Skokie-based Sound, Production and Lighting turned to RCF and Danley for the solution. “Our goal was to make it not a gym,” says owner Matt Gajowniczek. “With the variety of performances from concerts to convocations, athletic events to assemblies, we needed to cover the range of performances the system required.” Utilizing a dozen RCF C3110-96 speakers downfired from the roof joists they were able to zone the system into a number of configurations dependent on event and seating layout. The 10” two-way passive cabinets with a 90°x60° pattern provided smooth coverage throughout the room. A main cluster of three Danley SH46, 40°x60° Synergy horns, is designed to provide main coverage for the bleachers in theater mode.

Sound, Production and Lighting (www.spl-design.com) is a full service rental, production, design and consulting company specializing on the needs of the entertainment industry.

“We have been in business for a little over five years at this point and have handled a variety of consulting and design projects ranging from theatrical and performance-oriented venues to industrial installations,” notes Gajowniczek. “This range of projects has given us the experience and the ability to look at a space and imagine all the potential options, and more importantly, realizing the potential areas where the venue will grow in the future, which is a key component of designing a scalable system that gets the most value for the client.”

The result at the British International School achieved exactly what SPL had set out to do – it is not a gym, but a complete performing arts and athletic facility.

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