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Mayville State University – Lewy Lee Fieldhouse

Location: Mayville, ND

Situation: The Lewy Lee Fieldhouse at Mayville State University was undergoing an extensive renovation with new flooring, updated bleachers, fresh paint and of course a new audio system.  Tricorne Audio, Inc. was selected as the design/build contractor to complete the project.  The largest issues were the low truss height and the budget.  The bottom of the trusses cleared NCAA regulation heights for volleyball by only a couple of feet, so large speakers were not an option.  However, high output was still required to maintain professional audio over capacity crowds for local tournaments and events.

Solution: The R.5 speaker from Community.  This compact, horn loaded speaker has a footprint of only 16” x 16” x 16”.  These compact speakers are able to maintain directional pattern control at distances of 75’ – 100’, ideal for the low ceilings of this venue.  The custom designed clusters of (3) R.5, developed using our in house EASE modeling provided the necessary output and coverage.  By utilizing Community’s high output 70v transformers the system was able to meet budget and installation was simplified.   The low frequency output was enhanced with the addition of (2) Community SBS25 subwoofers.  Digital processing was accomplished with a Shure P4800 processor allowing greater system protection, better sound quality and zone control selection.  The end result is a great sounding system.  The success of the Lewy Lee project has resulted in additional systems being installed in the Wellness Center, Baseball Field and Football Field, all by Tricorne Audio, Inc.   

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