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Basketball Court

General Coverage

A typical 120-foot by 100-foot gymnasium with a 28-foot height to the low steel (bottom of trusses).
 
The bleachers are up to 14 feet tall.
 
The bleacher loudspeakers are mounted about 20 feet in front of the first row.
 
Bleachers longer than 70 feet can require four (4) or more loudspeakers per side.
 
The court loudspeakers provide general coverage to thecourt and floor seating for sporting events.
Six (6) R.5-94Z (bleacher coverage
Two (2) R.5-99Z (center court)
 
Good pattern control (for intelligibility) and moderate SPL in non-acoustically treated spaces.
Six (6) R.35-3896 (bleacher coverage
Two (2) R.35-3896 (center court)
 
Less low frequency extension, but excellent voice clarity with moderate SPL.
Six (6) R.5-96MAX (bleacher coverage
Two (2) R.5-99Z (center court)
 
Increased musicality, high SPL, and great pattern control. Subwoofers are often added to this system configuration.

Technical Considerations

Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers

Community recommends our series of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) for all Community loudspeaker applications, like those shown in this application guide. ALCs provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any Community Professional Loudspeakers application. Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analog and Dante® inputs are included in each model, for quick and easy integration into any new or existing system. Community-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application.

ALC Application Note

Total available power can be safely distributed asymmetrically across the outputs in any combination of low impedance and 70V/100V loads.  Power delivered from each output is individually managed; total shared power per ALC is monitored and limited independently by the power supply.

ALC-404D

4 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

4 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 400W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads, stable to 2Ω

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 800W into 8Ω, 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 1200W

Perfect for Small R SERIES, V SERIES, Compact I SERIES,  W SERIES (W2), and ENT200 models, and zoned C SERIES & D SERIES applications

ALC-1604D

4 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

4 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 1600W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads, stable to 2Ω

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 3200W into 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 4800W

Perfect match for  Larger R SERIES & W SERIES, I SERIES, IV6 and ENT-FR

ALC-3202D

2 inputs (Analog and/or Dante®)

2 channels of amplification and DSP processing

Each channel provides up to 3200W of power into low impedance or 70V/100V loads

In bridged mode, each pair of channels provides up to 6400W into 4Ω, or 70V/100V loads

Total shared power not to exceed 6400W

Perfect for R6-MAX, I SERIES Subwoofers and larger IV6 Arrays

 

Technical Information 

For power and full technical information refer to ALC spec sheets

For full DSP Settings/Tunings visit, here

 

Technical Support

Visit www.communitypro.com to learn more, or contact the Community TAG Team (Technical Applications Group) for technical and applications assistance at 1+ (610) 876-3400 or tagteam@communitypro.com

 

Design Guide

The Sports Sound Design Guide can be downloaded, here.

 

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