Brooks Running Shoes PR Invitational is an annual track and field event that takes place at Shoreline Stadium, in Shoreline, Washington. High school athletes nation-wide at the top of their sport are invited to participate.
This year Service Solutions Audio Visual, located in Bellevue, Washington, provided an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive sound reinforcement system to back up the event that draws in more than 1,500 participants and fans.
“This is a full day event that has us rolling in loudspeakers and full video at 7 a.m. and heading home around 10 p.m.,” explains Cristian Krumbah, account executive for Service Solutions AV. “This year we utilized our new Anna system for complete 180-degree coverage in the stadium, which minimized set up time considerably.”
Krumbah and his team hung the Anna arrays from a truss arch that was 20-feet tall, 10-feet wide and located near the 50-yard line. They left-right arrays – each made up of two columns of six Anna – hung side-by-side to provide the clarity and quality the event requires. FOH was located up in the crow’s nest, also at the 50-yard line.
“The stadium only has seating on one side, so the goal was to blanket the fans while also covering the far ends where the athletes started and/or ended their races,” adds Krumbah. “The system was for awards, announcements and video bumps between each race. During down time they had a DJ spinning. The coverage and intelligibility were exceptional.”
Service Solutions AV opened their doors in 2000 as a hotel AV supplier and has grown into one of the larger AV production houses in the northwest, with aspirations to expand further in the future.
“The addition of the Adaptive Anna system provides us with the flexibility to create larger productions for clients like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, allowing us to build on our rock-solid foundation,” concludes Krumbah. “It’s exciting to see what Anna can do, I’m positive the system will add substantially to our business.”
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Photo Caption: The Service Solution Audio Visual team alongside two EAW Anna arrays hanging side-by-side to provide 180-degrees of coverage for the prestigious track and field event.