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Arizona State Stadium Gets Sound Makeover Via EAW

Anya system covers the entire 57,000-plus seat football stadium

TEMPE, ARIZ.—Sun Devil Stadium, the home of football for Arizona State University, is in the process of what is being billed as the “365 Reinvention,” which seeks to blend athletics, student life and community so the facility can be used year-round. One of the steps in doing so was installing an audio system that fit the project’s needs.

To do so, Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, the company in charge of the project, designed an Eastern Acoustic Works Adaptive end-zone system that covers the entire 57,000-plus seat stadium, the Anya. The Anya is designed to cover the stadium with even SPL and consistent intelligibility.

Two Anya arrays were installed, each hung to the left and right of the video scoreboard. Each array is made up of one main column of 16 Anya and an auxiliary column of eight additional modules, resulting in a total of 46 Anya systems. The systems features Adaptive Performance to manage coverage and directivity through Resolustion 2 software.

Scoreboard underfill is covered by two more clusters, each made up of two QX544i and one QX564i loudspeakers hung under the main PA columns.

In areas where there may be limited coverage due to structure blockage, WJHW installed EAW MK8126i loudspeakers placed under the overhangs and directed to limited area. EAW CIS ceiling loudspeakers were also installed in suites, restrooms, hallways and common areas.