Designers embrace latest Bose systems
19 July 2012
USA - Products from the Bose Professional Systems Division are proving popular with designers, system integrators and contractors. From houses of worship and educational facilities to theatres and other fixed-installation projects, these audio professionals have been responding overwhelmingly positively, and specifying and installing systems using Bose's RoomMatch array module loudspeakers and PowerMatch configurable power amplifiers, and employing Bose's proprietary Modeler sound system design software to aid in the design process, says the company.
Integrator Ron Simonson, president and CEO of Olympia, Washington-based CCI Solutions , stated, "The innovative part of RoomMatch is this ability to select different boxes that have horizontal coverage angles and vertical coverage angles that can be designed in combination with one another to produce a custom solution for each room that we're designing. And so far, every project that we've done, we've matched RoomMatch speakers with PowerMatch amplifiers."
Progressive Electronics , a design and integration firm based in Raytown, Missouri, recently upgraded the sound reinforcement system at World Revival Church in Kansas City with a RoomMatch array. Systems design and sales principal Steven Brown noted, "Bose is able to 'paint' the space, keeping all the direct energy on the floor and on the seats but off the walls so that it doesn't take away from the clarity and intelligibility. I think a RoomMatch system is able to provide sound that's natural and true to the source. The isolation that the loudspeakers provide onstage allows you to take care of the musicians and presenters in a unique way so that they can have the tools they need to present well."
After listening to a demo, Nashville, Tennessee-based Steven Durr, principal at Steven Durr Designs, added, "The RoomMatch speakers were so beautiful in the vocal range, and the intelligibility was gorgeous from the front of the room to the back. And the PowerMatch amplifier is really spectacular, and it's really going to change the way that people do things."
Ken Dickensheets of Dickensheets Design Associates , Austin, Texas, reflects on a recent installation at the 1,800-seat Interstake auditorium at the Oakland California LDS (Mormon) Temple: "The room is acoustically difficult. The overriding consideration was speech intelligibility with the added need for excellent musical quality. When we looked at other speaker systems we could address some of the issues but not all of them; this one addressed all of the issues. And the estimates for this system came in below comparable systems, so we had a lower cost and higher performance."
Morten Jorgensen, Sr. manager of the Americas Professional Systems division, states, "We are very excited about the progress we have made over the past five years. We believe we are bringing legitimate products to fruition for the installed market that solve fundamental problems that the industry has struggled with for years."
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