Recent Posts tagged with venue sound

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Louder, Clearer, Bigger (Bottom)

Louder, clearer, and bigger bottom. Those have become the key criteria for live sound systems in sports venues in recent years. Louder because venues have become larger and fans in stands have become accustomed to — and often demand — ever-higher SPL for everything from concerts to corporate events. Clearer because consumers have come to […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 2 — New Builds Focus on Live Sound

We are apparently nowhere near “peak stadium.” Recently completed and under-construction venues number in the dozens, and they are designed to help sports compete with the increasingly immersive experience of sports on television. The NFL Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium offers so many HD monitors in the venue’s restaurants and clubs that patrons may prefer to […]  More

FIFA World Cup Live Sound Goes Russian Big

The FIFA World Cup matches that culminate in the Final on Sunday at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will be a test of man vs. magnet. The magnet in the rear of a loudspeaker, that is. The ambient noise level inside the venue is expected to reach 156 dB, an SPL value that can literally excite the […]  More

InfoComm 2018: Audio Will Have Its Largest Presence Ever

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association and organizer of InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center), will have a substantial audio-centric element, with 245 exhibitors in the category at the annual expo. The Audio Pavilion demo rooms will house 23, the most ever. A large contingent of international sound-reinforcement (SR) vendors — including […]  More

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 2 —Where Live Sound Is Now

Live sound in the venue is undergoing the same tectonic transition that broadcast audio is experiencing: the migration from analog and digital point-to-point transmission to being fully hosted on IP-based networks. Venue sound systems have inherent limitations when it comes to this paradigm shift — signals generally go back to analog for their “last mile,” […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 2 — A Thriving Market Poses Challenges for System Suppliers

The audio in sports venues has become a more important market for sound-system manufacturers in recent years. It’s certainly more lucrative: as the overall costs of arenas and stadiums spiral upwards, so does the percentage of capital costs allotted for sound and video. However, this burgeoning market does not come without challenges.  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Audio Integrators Look To Enhance the Fan Experience

Over the past two decades, sports broadcasts have been evolving toward cinema, deploying multichannel sound and enhanced effects audio worthy of the Star Wars franchise. Today, the venues have taken note and, like the Empire, are beginning to strike back, offering sound systems give fans in the stands an experience resembling the one they would […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound Systems — A Boost to ROI Between Game Days

Every few years, sound-system design for sports venues hits a new inflection point. A decade ago, it was the addition of many more subwoofers, to accommodate pop music’s deeper integration of hip-hop elements (especially in NBA arenas). Before that, speech intelligibility had become a prime focus, as much for life-safety reasons as for esthetic ones. […]  More

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