Until recently, the 950-seat auditorium used by Wabash City High School and Middle School (Wabash, Indiana) featured a sound system that had not been updated in 30 years. That's changed since a new RoomMatch® sound system from Bose® Professional Systems was installed there recently. the auditorium serves as a site for performances of the school band, plays, graduation and other ceremonies.
In the auditorium, Indiana-based AV systems integrator Circle City Audio installed a RoomMatch system composed of three RM9040 modules, two RM7020 modules and two RMS215 subwoofers, configured in a dual-hang arrangement at the front of the hall. These are powered by three Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifiers, with processing by a pair of Bose ControlSpace® ESP-88 digital signal processors.
“It’s our school’s mission to provide our students the best possible opportunities we can, and now we’re doing that in the auditorium, with the installation of the new Bose RoomMatch PA system,” says Will Woodruff, band director and auditorium director of Wabash City Schools. “[The] first time I heard it I was blown away. And now that the rest of [the system is] in, it’s just incredible.”
Andrew Van Veld, of Circle City Audio, designed the sound system and handled the installation for the schools over the course of four days earlier this year. Van Veld used the Bose Modeler® sound system software and fine-tuned it with the Bose patented Auditioner® playback system, to establish exactly the dispersion patterns that the system would need to address.
“The superintendent is very impressed so far, and the crowd has responded very positively to the fact that we can actually understand our announcer now,” notes Woodruff.