Taking Stadium Sound to the Next Decibel

Outdoor sports facility operators may feel like their backs are up against a wall in terms of providing fans with intelligible sound. There are many factors that must be addressed including   the size of the venue, location, and its acoustical quirks, as well as varying weather conditions. Each aspect will impact a sound system's design.

The audio components specified for outdoor applications must not only control what gets into them (rain, snow, pests) but what comes out of them, and managing sound in open-air venues presents challenges not faced with indoor sports applications. Temperature gradients can literally change with the wind and steer sound in any direction in an instant. This is a particular problem during night football games, as cool fall air sits over surface-level air that has been warmed all day by the sun.

Even in ideal weather conditions, sound will never be able to keep up with its video board counterpart - light - in terms of speed of travel. In a stadium that also has a video scoreboard, the proper design will synchronize the audio with your video. One solution uses a distributed system, speakers are located much closer to where the audience is seated.

Every stadium sound design is as unique as the stadium itself, and each comes with its own considerations. Budget for the project is also a consideration when planning a new sound system.

Our design team can develop a stadium and athletic field sound system that will be a complete audio solution for your stadium.

Stadium systems are designed by Paladin engineers as a custom solution for your specific needs and budget. 

We can develop an outdoor stadium solution that delivers a consistent high-performance sound ideal for play-by-play announcements where vocal clarity and wide coverage is essential. Based on you budget, your system can be designed with high quality audio from simple voice projection to more sophisticated systems that provide clear intelligibility and music reproduction to spectators in all seating areas as well as the middle of the field, providing long throw coverage from anywhere in the stadium.

Paladin uses a wide variety of the best stadium speaker manufacturers such as Electro Voice, JBL, Atlas Sound and Community Loudspeakers to provide solutions to fit your needs and your facility. Speakers can be mounted on your press box, lighting poles and scoreboards.

Our experienced professionals have worked on outdoor stadiums, arenas, football fields, soccer fields, baseball fields and other outdoor environments.

Taking Stadium Sound to the Next Decibel

Outdoor sports facility operators may feel like their backs are up against a wall in terms of providing fans with intelligible sound. There are many factors that must be addressed including   the size of the venue, location, and its acoustical quirks, as well as varying weather conditions. Each aspect will impact a sound system's design.

The audio components specified for outdoor applications must not only control what gets into them (rain, snow, pests) but what comes out of them, and managing sound in open-air venues presents challenges not faced with indoor sports applications. Temperature gradients can literally change with the wind and steer sound in any direction in an instant. This is a particular problem during night football games, as cool fall air sits over surface-level air that has been warmed all day by the sun.

Even in ideal weather conditions, sound will never be able to keep up with its video board counterpart - light - in terms of speed of travel. In a stadium that also has a video scoreboard, the proper design will synchronize the audio with your video. One solution uses a distributed system, speakers are located much closer to where the audience is seated.

Every stadium sound design is as unique as the stadium itself, and each comes with its own considerations. Budget for the project is also a consideration when planning a new sound system.

Our design team can develop a stadium and athletic field sound system that will be a complete audio solution for your stadium.

Stadium systems are designed by Paladin engineers as a custom solution for your specific needs and budget. 

We can develop an outdoor stadium solution that delivers a consistent high-performance sound ideal for play-by-play announcements where vocal clarity and wide coverage is essential. Based on you budget, your system can be designed with high quality audio from simple voice projection to more sophisticated systems that provide clear intelligibility and music reproduction to spectators in all seating areas as well as the middle of the field, providing long throw coverage from anywhere in the stadium.

Paladin uses a wide variety of the best stadium speaker manufacturers such as Electro Voice, JBL, Atlas Sound and Community Loudspeakers to provide solutions to fit your needs and your facility. Speakers can be mounted on your press box, lighting poles and scoreboards.

Our experienced professionals have worked on outdoor stadiums, arenas, football fields, soccer fields, baseball fields and other outdoor environments.

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Community I Series - Outdoor Loudspeakers

  • High performance, high output modular loudspeaker systems with discreet styling in weather-resistant enclosures
     
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Community R Series - Outdoor Loudspeakers

  • Full bandwidth, versatile high output music, voice and paging solutions for outdoor and indoor venues of any size or configuration
     
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Audio System Facts About Football Stadiums

Press Box Speakers

  • The loudspeakers are mounted on the roof of a press box, preferably at least 16 feet above the highest row of seating
  • The bleachers are assumed to be 20 feet tall at the back row

 Pole Speakers

  • The loudspeakers are pole mounted at least 25 feet above the back row based upon bleachers being 20 feet tall
  • Since the loudspeakers are mounted at a higher point, this system design provides more even home seating coverage than a press box design

 Scoreboard Speakers

  • The loudspeakers are mounted to the scoreboard 25 feet above the ground based upon bleachers that are 20 feet tall at the back row (Atmospheric effects such as wind, diffraction, and excess high frequency attenuation are more likely to be noticed with this design)

 Amplifiers

  • For maximum system performance and longevity, the loudspeakers must be properly powered to achieve the needed sound pressure level

 Processing and Protection

  • To properly process, equalize and protect the loudspeaker systems, it is recommended to use a digital signal processor (Some amplifiers have built-in processing which may be adequate when properly programmed)
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