Trinity College Football Comes in Loud and Clear With Community

Despite having one of the best records in NCAA football, until recently, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, had a stadium that was lacking when it came to good sound. A small, underpowered portable PA system left most of the fans scratching their heads over the announcements from the press box, and music had all the power and punch of an ancient transistor radio.
This year, fans and players alike were treated to an audio upgrade when Newington, CT-based CMI Sound Systems mounted a pair of Community R2 full-range three-way loudspeakers on top of the stadium’s scoreboard. The difference is nothing short of phenomenal, says CMI’s John Pizzoferrato.
“The R2 was a very practical solution, first and foremost,” he says. “It’s one of the only systems that’s powerful enough to cover the entire field, so we knew we would only need two of them atop the scoreboard. But it’s also the only system that can withstand our New England winters, and that’s equally important in an exposed environment like this one.”
Pizzoferrato reports the new system has already made an impression.
“The crowd is happy because they can finally hear the announcements, and the system is really musical, too, especially the low-frequency response. And the A/V crew is even happier, because they no longer have to set up the system before every game.”

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