The Haverford School
School gymnasiums pose a specific challenge when it comes to sound design: they’re used for a wide range of purposes, from sports to graduation ceremonies, all with distinct audio needs.
Knowing Clear Sound’s reputation for tricky installations, The Haverford School came to us for a new audio system in their unusually reverberant double gymnasium. An added challenge? The installation had to be complete in time for graduation – just two weeks away.
Clear Sound rose to the challenge by collaborating with engineers at Community Professional Loudspeakers to provide even sound coverage and high intelligibility under a variety of conditions. The resulting system consisted of thirty-two compact loudspeakers arranged in a grid. The grid was designed in zones, so that specific sections of the gym could be muted depending on the location of the stage and spectators.
The system was installed in time for commencement, and Clear Sound’s Installation Manager personally provided technical service to ensure flawless performance during the year-end ceremony.
Each year, all over the country, more than 300,000 people get together with friends, family and co-workers for the MS Walk sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Walks raise money for research, provide services to those affected by MS and to raise awareness. And every year, in Philadelphia, Clear Sound is there to provide audio support for the event.
The Griffin Complex at Gwynedd Mercy University is home to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams. The Complex hosted exciting competitions and distinguished graduations, but the attendees had a hard time hearing what was happening.
With a history dating back to ancient China, the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival meets every fall for a day of fun and competition on the Schuylkill River. Teams of paddlers, each with a steersperson and drummer, race for glory in this regional event.
Intimate, natural-sounding dialogue in a sold-out theater. Crisp, intelligible announcements in a packed stadium. Exhilarating lights and music at an outdoor summer festival. A stirring sermon reaching every corner of a cavernous church.
Sounds like the work of Clear Sound - the Delaware Valley's best full-service audio, video and lighting company.