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PHS competition gym gets new sound system

Brycen Welborn and Bob McClure When Princeton High School opened its 2,000-seat competition gymnasium, it was quickly determined the existing sound system would not meet the needs of the space. The facility would not only be used for sporting events, but also guest speakers, musical performances and a host of other large events, so it was clear that something more was needed.

FOH Productions, LLC, based in Princeton, was hired to lead the system upgrade and started a design process in consultation with RCF USA to build a solution that would provide ideal coverage.

“We were in need of an upgrade to our sound system in our competition gym at Princeton, so we reached out to FOH for their expertise and recommendations,” said David Vincent, Director of Technology for PISD. “They recommended an RCF line array system based on room specifications and coverage needs.”

Once the design was finalized and the school board gave approval, FOH began the installation. The system is comprised of 28 line array-style speakers, with 16 for the home side and 12 for the visitor stands. There are four high-powered 18-inch subwoofers and two speakers pointed straight down for court coverage.

Totaling an impressive 55,000 watts, the complete system provides plenty of coverage to every area of the gym, and enough low end to get fans on their feet.

After a thorough tune by RCF System Specialist Zach Anthony, the new state-of-the-art sound system is ready for use.

“The team at FOH was able to get the system installed ahead of schedule and on budget,” said Vincent. “The clarity and depth of the RCF system is incredible. I have heard bigger sound systems [in other school gymnasiums] not sound this good. I look forward to more projects with FOH and RCF in the future. The system is amazing.”

Representatives at FOH believe they chose the best setup for PHS.              

“We have complete confidence in the RCF brand,” Brycen Welborn, FOH vice president and co-owner, said. “RCF has a solution for every application, and we know they are always available to assist and offer support after the sale, and the installation. We’ve known for years that the product sounds great.”