Where to Install Loudspeakers in a Small Baseball Stadium
Baseball stadiums, like football / soccer stadiums, need loudspeakers installed in the correct location.
What Not to Do:
|Wrong Loudspeaker Location I||Problems|
• Installing loudspeakers facing each stand area seems is somewhat better than the first approach, but it still has problems.
|Wrong Loudspeaker Location II||Problems|
• Installing loudspeakers behind each set of stands is better than the first approach, but it still leads to many problems. The sound from each loudspeaker spills onto the field and into the other stands – resulting in an impossible-to-kill echo. This echo degrades speech clarity and music quality. Very bad!
|Correct Loudspeaker Location||Advantages|
Note: loudspeakers are installed high on the backstop, well above head height and pointing towards each stand area.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. “Don’t the loudspeakers fry the ears of fans sitting near them or the batter?
A. No. First of all, Technomad loudspeakers do not produce the nasty horn-throat distortion typical of horn-based systems, so the sound at all locations in the stadium is smooth, clear, and non-abrasive. The loudspeakers on the press box should be installed high on the backstop, above the batter, pointing in the direction of each set of stands. This results in complete coverage of stands and the field. This approach also minimizes spillage into adjacent areas.
Q. “I HAVE to install the loudspeakers on a light pole. What should I do?”
A. If it is really impossible to install as described above, then AT LEAST install all the loudspeakers on a single pole in a “cluster”, pointing the individual loudspeakers in the cluster as needed to cover the seating and field. Keeping the loudspeakers in a cluster avoids the different-listening-distances problem described above, and increases bass response of the overall system.