Posted in news on February 1, 2016 3:48 pm EST

Nashville Catholic High School Equipped with Problem-Solving Sound System

The school's 2,300-seat gymnasium lacked a sound system to deliver intelligibility and musical impact, until now.

Linton Audio Unlimited spec'd a problem-solving sound system based on Ashly Audio products for Nashville, Tenn.'s Father Ryan High School gymnasium.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

Father Ryan High School has been a fixture in Nashville, Tenn., education for nearly a century, with current enrollment of nearly 900 students. Loyalty to Father Ryan and its sports teams (flying under the banner of “The Irish”) is fierce, and the school raised funds to build a sizable field house a few years ago. Although the facilities are great, the sound system for the 2,300-seat gymnasium lacked intelligibility and musical impact. Consequently, Father Ryan had to rent a sound system for graduations and other large events, and it had to make do with the less-than-ideal system for sporting events. Now, thanks to local AV firm Linton Audio Unlimited, Father Ryan reportedly has an excellent sound system based around an Ashly Audio ne24.24M Protea matrix processor, three Ashly nX-Series amplifiers, and an Ashly MX-206 analog mixer.

"We decided on a system with four zones, where each of them could be turned off or on, delayed, or adjusted to give the school ideal directionality and clarity for any situation they could foresee."

—Gus Laux, Owner, Linton Audio Unlimited, Nashville, TN

“Father Ryan High School was in need of an excellent sound reinforcement system that would capably cover the stands and the floor, with flexibility to work with different stage and seating arrangements for different kinds of events,” explains Gus Laux, owner of Linton Audio and long-time tour manager with country music legend Don Williams. “We decided on a system with four zones, where each of them could be turned off or on, delayed, or adjusted to give the school ideal directionality and clarity for any situation they could foresee. I went with Ashly because I’ve been successfully using Ashly products since the late 1970s.”

Solution specifics

Four biamped Worx Audio X2 loudspeakers provide complete coverage of the stands and the floor, with a Worx Audio TL118SS 18-inch subwoofer to round out the low end. Together, two four-channel Ashly nX 3.04 amplifiers that deliver 3000W per channel power the four biamped loudspeakers, and a two-channel Ashly nX 3.02 amplifier handles the subwoofer. “I wanted to give every component plenty of power,” Laux says. “The cable runs are especially long, so I knew I had to get as much power at the front end as possible.”  continued >>

 

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