Technomad Delivers Custom Turnkey PA System to Wellington School of Columbus

Technomad
Associates, LLC announced that Wellington School of Columbus, a high school
located in

Columbus,
Ohio, has installed a Technomad Turnkey PA
System in a makeshift press box at the school’s new soccer field. The
Wellington School Turnkey System features two Technomad Noho C loudspeakers
with a 2-channel 70 volt power amplifier, audio mixer, speaker cables, a
dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure.

Technomad
Turnkey PA Systems are complete, pre-integrated, plug and play packages that
allow the user to be up and running quickly. Technomad sold the system to

Wellington
School
through SPL Integrated Solutions, a Technomad dealer headquartered in
Columbia,
Maryland with a
sales office in

Columbus.
Ruscilli Construction Co. of Columbus designed and built the soccer field
(including bleachers and press boxes) and integrated the PA systems. The
field was designed and developed over the winter, and the Technomad
installation was completed in March.

SPL
recommended Technomad for a variety of reasons, including the weatherproof
loudspeaker design, due to the year-round outdoor installation, and high
quality audio output for music and voice. According to Benny Young,
Account Executive at SPL, an important reason for selecting the Technomad
system was the company’s ability to provide a special amplifier option to drive
the audio signal over a long distance.

“This was a challenging project because the
home team bleachers do not include a press box and they wanted the announcer to
be located on the opposite side of the field where the home team assembles,”
said Young. “Since the initial design plans didn’t include an actual
press box, Ruscilli Construction Co. had to pipe under the synthetic grass
surface to run speaker cables to a field box where the portable Technomad PA
equipment rack connects. The longer than average distance between the
amplifier and speakers across the field required a Technomad custom package
with a 70 volt amplifier.”

Young
added that Technomad recommended a special adaptive mounting bracket that
enabled the Ruscilli electrician to install the speakers on round metal light
poles, since the traditional flat-surface press box installation was not an
option. The two Noho C loudspeakers are installed on one light pole with
one speaker covering the home bleachers and the other speaker aimed across the
field for the best possible audio dispersion. SPL provided wiring and
integration advice to Ruscilli Construction Co. throughout the course of the
project.

“The
Technomad loudspeakers provide excellent sound quality for voice,” said
Young. “Because they are speaker cabinets and not horn systems, the Nohos
have woofers that reproduce the low frequencies of the human voice. They
also play music back at high quality. This is a shortcoming of a horn
system, which tend to feature all mid and high frequencies with no bass.
The weatherproof design is also important because there is no concern of them
being affected by harsh weather.”

Technomad
loudspeakers are available separately or as part of six Turnkey PA Systems also
featuring an audio mixer, power amplifier, speaker cables, speaker mounting
brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure. The
company recently reduced prices of all six Turnkey PA Systems by between two
and seven percent, while introducing upgrades to the rack enclosure, mixer and
AC power.