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Dartmouth College Soccer Field

Integrating Sound and Athletics
Dartmouth needed a sound system for basic athletic use, such as announcing starting lineups and playing the national anthem. That required a highly directional system ideal for a natural grass field. They also needed weather-resistant loudspeakers to withstand harsh New England winters. “It had to be able to address the people in the grandstand,” says Paul “PR” Appleget of Advance System Design, who installed the system. “So we needed to get sound to those people and participants on the field, but simultaneously keep sound away from residential properties that bordered on Dartmouth’s athletic field.”