Technomad Outdoor Loudspeakers Deliver High-Quality Audio for Athletic Events at Mount Si High School in Washington

Technomad
Associates, LLC announced that Mount Si High School, part of the
Snoqualmie
Valley

School District in

Snoqualmie,
Washington,
has installed two Technomad Noho C weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers for its
Soccer and Track Field to provide voice and audio playback for all
events. The Noho C loudspeakers replace less reliable speakers that
struggled to fill the track and field area with intelligible audio. They
also offer a true weatherproof loudspeaker solution for a region in the west
foothills of the
Cascade Mountains noted for
its heavy annual rainfall.

“Our track
and field events are spread all over the field, and people had trouble hearing
the live audio from our older speakers depending on the location of the event,”
said Carl Larson, Director of Operations,

Snoqualmie
Valley

School District.
“The Technomad loudspeakers are a major improvement and direct the audio to all
areas of the field to provide complete coverage. Also, we receive 80 to
90 inches of rain each year, and these loudspeakers are still pumping.”

Electrocom
of Lynwood, Washington handled the installation and recommended the Technomad
Noho C as a reliable loudspeaker that would produce the audio levels and field
coverage the school required. The loudspeakers are mounted on two light
poles directly behind the visitor’s bleachers of the school’s football
field. A two-channel 550-watt amplifier powers the Technomad loudspeakers
from the home press box on the opposite side of the football stadium, using
thick, protected cabling to drive the 8-ohm signal from a long distance.
A line for a single microphone is run through the same protective conduit to
the Soccer and Track Field, where volunteers broadcast live coverage of the
events over the Technomad Noho C loudspeakers.

“The
Technomad Noho C loudspeakers by far outperform the non-Technomad speakers that
the acoustical consultant recommended for the football field. Those
speakers simply cannot reproduce the high volume required to fill the stadium
and compete with crowd noise,” said Jerry Hegstad, Education Market Manager,
Electrocom. “We immediately recommended Technomad when the customer asked
us to improve the loudspeakers on the Soccer and Track Field. They sound
far better and have a much broader audio dispersion so everyone can clearly
hear the live broadcast regardless of location. They also work great for
exterior installations, an important element when designing and installing
outdoor audio systems.”

Technomad
loudspeakers are available separately or as part of complete Turnkey PA Systems
which feature an audio mixer, power amplifier, speaker cables, speaker mounting
brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure.