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al-8 & al-4 COMBINATION ARRAYS FOR BOJANGLES COLOSSEUM

ROOTING FOR THE UNDERDOG: Bojangles’ Coliseum competes against larger nearby venues with new audio.

From: Sound & Communications November 2015 – BY DAN DALEY

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coliseumopening_001If you like to root for the underdog, then Bojangles’ Coliseum warrants your attention. The 9600-seat venue sits in a crowded milieu, surrounded by larger venues, including the 20,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL Carolina Panthers franchise, collateral to the considerable growth that the Charlotte area has experienced in the last several years. And it’s a youthful cohort, too: While the Time Warner Cable Arena just finished its first decade and UNC’s Halton Arena is nearly twice that, Bojangles’ Coliseum celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

But Bojangles’ Coliseum’s endurance (its naming history, from the Charlotte Coliseum to Independence Arena to Cricket Arena, a kind of cultural timeline) is an accomplishment in and of itself, offering a Carnegie Hall level of allure; no other arena in the state or possibly anywhere else can lay claim to having hosted shows by both the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

first opened, the building was the largest unsupported steel-dome coliseum in the nation. Now, Bojangles’ Coliseum is getting something else it roundly deserves: a makeover, including new video scoreboards from Daktronics and a new VUE Audiotechnik PA system that replaces Altec-Lansing horns that date back to the Elvis Presley era.

S&C-Shot-Edit-01It boasts some architectural accolades, as well: When the $16 million renovation, timed for the November 7 faceoff for the AHL Charlotte Checkers hockey team, is also the largest sports-venue installation to date for VUE Audiotechnik (established in 2012, the company is part of a growing group of loudspeaker manufacturers looking for market share in the booming live-event and sports-arena venue market), and the first sports-arena project for Inter Technologies (www.intertech.tv), the Raleigh NC-based AV systems integrator that installed the audio system and has, since its founding in 2000, been focused on the education, government, corporate and theatrical verticals.

Charlotte-checkers-Game-ShotMore…Read the entire feature article here:
Sound & Communications_November 2015-Bojangles Colosseum.pdf

Equipment

 

40 VUE al-4 2-way acoustic line array elements
56 VUE al-8 3-way acoustic line array elements
12 VUE al-8FB flybars, hold up to 16 al-8 acoustic elements
10 VUE al-8UFB transition flybars to hang al-4s as part of array under al-8s
5 VUE V4i System Engines, DSP/amp, 2-in, 4-out/amps
14 VUE V6i Systems Engines, DSP/amp, 2-in, 6-out/amps
2 AVP RPTW-B punch blocks, Type B w/full cable-management capabilities
1 BSS Audio London BLU-160 Soundweb London
12×8 signal processor w/BLU link
3 BSS BLU-BOB2 8-channel analog break-out boxes w/BLU link
1 Apple iPad 16GB white iPad w/case
1 Dell laptop w/Windows 8.1, 64-bit processor, Quad Core 2.5GHz or better, 8GB RAM, 300GB drive
1 Furman F1000-UPS power conditioner
1 Furman M-8Lx 15A 8-outlet rackmount power conditioner w/dual slide-out lights
3 Furman M-8×2 power distribution/surge protection
8 Liberty AV 12-4C-BLK 12/4 CL3R conductor cables
32 Liberty AV NL8FC Neutrik Speakon 8P cables, female
1 Middle Atlantic ERK-2725 27SP/25D standalone rack w/accessories
2 Middle Atlantic ERK-4428 44SP/28D racks w/accessories
84 Neutrik NL4FC Speakon 4P cable connectors, female
84 Neutrik NL8FC Speakon 8P 8-pole cable connectors
2 Pakedge S8Hav 8-PoE ports managed switches, 24Gbps switching capacity
3 Pakedge SE-18 16-port gigabit Ethernet switches w/simultaneous Ethernet, fiberoptic connectivity
1 Pakedge W7 dual-band concurrent wireless access point
1 TASCAM CD-200 rackmount player
1 TASCAM CD-200il pro single CD player
1 Yamaha QL5 32-in/16-out, 16 mix/8 matrix mixing console
1 Yamaha RIO1608-D stage box, digital, 16-in/8-out 

List is edited from information supplied by Inter Technologies.