Located forty miles west of St. Louis, St. Charles County is the fastest growing county in Missouri and ranks among the fastest growing counties in the nation. The Wentzville School District is responsible for public education in the area, and with space in its two high schools reaching maximum capacity, the district drafted plans to build a third high school. Now finished, Liberty High School has a comprehensive sound system that uses multi-channel Ashly amplifiers.
St. Louis-based McClure Engineering designed Liberty High School’s sound and A/V systems, and local A/V integrator TSI Global installed it. The system includes a paging service for the common areas of the school, along with more muscular systems for music playback in the gym and on the football field. The real challenge at Liberty High School was ensuring that the system would operate uninterrupted every day. Because space was at a premium, Dave Bick, McClure’s acoustical and systems engineer specified Ashly ne-Series multi-channel amplifiers to power Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers.
In twelve total rack spaces, the Liberty High School sound system fits thirty amplifier channels: three 8-channel Ashly ne8250s and three 2-channel Ashly ne2400s.
“Ashly is always my go-to amp,” said Bick. “Ashly amps are quiet and dependable. The power delivery and options are very flexible, with 8-ohm and 70-volt variants available in a range of channel counts and power outputs. Despite that, they’re very cost competitive, and the service I get from Ashly is excellent. Due to the fast pace at which products can change or be updated in the A/V industry, I often like to verify things before I commit to them in a design, for which I need a quick, company confirmation. It’s easy to get a knowledgeable human on the line at Ashly in just moments.”