Since opening its doors on February 12, 1999, Melching Field at Conrad Park in DeLand, Florida, has been a hub for baseball enthusiasts in the area. After 23 years, the facility was in need of upgrades. To address this, the City of Deland Parks and Recreation initiated an $8 million renovation project. Entertainment Arts Inc [EAI], an AV integration and production company based in Orlando, was brought on board to design a new AV system.
Byron Conerly, Owner of EAI, led the project and explained that the stadium's growing reputation due to several MLB players having emerged from Stetson University meant it was time to focus on enhancing the audience experience.
“In recent years, several MLB players have come out of Stetson University, so the stadium has been getting a lot of attention,” Conerly said. “It was time to put the attention on the audience”.
Entertainment Arts Inc [EAI] was responsible for the design and installation of the new sound system at Melching Field at Conrad Park. The main focus was to provide high-quality audio coverage on the field with precision control.
To achieve this, EAI utilised Fulcrum Acoustic's CX826-WR compact coaxial loudspeakers on smaller poles, GX1226-WR coaxial loudspeakers on the main press box, and FH1596-WR full-range coaxial horn loudspeakers for field coverage. The FH1596-WR was selected for its projection and pattern control to deliver exceptional sound quality.