BankAtlantic Center Upgrades Sound Systems With EAW

BankAtlantic Center of Sunrise, Florida, is a multipurpose venue serving the
diverse sports and entertainment needs of the Fort Lauderdale area. Aside from housing the
Florida Panthers NHL franchise, the arena hosts minor league and college
basketball, arena football, mixed-martial arts and professional wrestling.

The BankAtlantic Center recently upgraded its sound
system with the following products from EAW, a leader in audio system and
loudspeaker solutions: (80) KF730 Compact Line Array Modules, (6) AX364
Arrayable Install Loudspeakers, (20) AX366 Arrayable Install Loudspeakers, (4)
AX396 Arrayable Install Loudspeakers, (4) SB1000z Large Format Subwoofers and
(6) UX8800 Digital Signal Processors.

The venue
contracted Delray Beach-based Event Services and Support to create and install
a sound system to replace their existing audio equipment. Event Services and
Support in turn contacted noted EAW dealer Orlando-based Stage Audio &
Lighting Productions. The system was designed by Max Munro, President of Event
Services and Support, in coordination with Joe Fustolo of EAW’s Application
Support Group and Phil Kovacevich of Stage Audio & Lighting Productions. It
was tuned by Jamie Anderson of Rational Acoustics, using EAW’s Smaart version

asked to design and install a new sound system for the BankAtlantic Center,
I knew I had to provide top of the line equipment at an affordable price,”
Munro says. “I was extremely pleased that EAW was able to come through for

who has heard the BankAtlantic
Center’s new KF730 arrays
has been blown away. The boxes provide powerful and articulate sound. Any arena
would be proud to have a system such as this installed,” says Kovacevich.

On the
system’s alignment and tuning, Anderson
adds, “It was rather simple, considering the number of speakers and
sub-systems we needed to work through. The system knitted together surprisingly
quickly, in a matter of two days, in fact, which was mostly due to the fact
that it was a well laid-out and zoned system. EAW’s Gunness focusing
processing in the UX processors provided amazingly even and consistent voicing
between the various systems which made all the difference. The 730 line arrays
in the lower bowl had virtually the same voicing/tonality and measured response
as the individual AX’s covering the upper half of the venue, which was really
great – the system elements just wanted to work together. There was no
wrestling with them to get them to combine, no seams or coverage/consistency

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