LOS ANGELES—The new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia looks to bring the Revolutionary War to visitors of all ages, and to help it do so Electrosonic was tasked with bringing in the museum’s audiovisual setup.
Tasked with creating the audiovisual design, the engineering, product procurement, installation and commissioning of the museum, Electrosonic helped bring the theater’s and exhibit spaces to realization. Part of the set up includes three Christie HD6K-M projectors that display footage onto a 34×10-foot screen in the Lenfest Meyer Theater, where visitors watch an introductory film. A 7th Sense server sources the film and the audio system is made up of three Tannoy VQ-100 speakers at left, right and center; two Tannoy subwoofers; and 22 wall- and ceiling-mounted JBL 8350 speakers. The entire museum utilizes Q-SYS audio control.
The Lenfest Meyer Theater is also equipped with a roll-out podium and mic, AMX touchscreen control and a Christie DWU-851Q projector for presentation and other special events.
The museum’s exhibit on George Washington’s original sleeping and office tent during the war was also designed by Electrosonic. A custom Gerriets three roller screen was designed for the exhibit to serve as a series of display screens. A 7th Sense server feeds two Christie HD14KM projectors, as well as a Christie DWX-555GS. Tannoy speakers, BagEnd subwoofers and 16 JBL 8350 speakers provide the audio for the exhibit.
There are also a number of interactive exhibits that feature five side-by-side Planar monitors, with motion sensors under each monitor to react when visitors approach. The monitors feature custom PQ Labs touch overlay, with 32 active touch points, to trigger stories about the exhibit. Electrosonic also provided audio systems to a replica of a privateer ship.
Additional equipment used in the museum includes three overhead Digital Projection 30sx+XB dVision projectors, Aurasound floor shakers, AMX systems as the touchscreen interfaces, and exhibit control throughout the museum is provided by Medialon.
The Museum of the American Revolution is located in Philadelphia near Independence Hall.