Custom Audio Rigging for Hughes Auditorium

Polar Focus assisted Chris Naughton of Pro Sound and Lights in Nicholasville, KY with this recent installation at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.  Hughes Auditorium is the primary venue for the University, which holds three chapel services a week in the sanctuary.

H7609 Hughes Auditorium, Asbury University
H7609 Hughes Auditorium, Asbury University – Polar Focus rigging for WorxAudio TrueLine V8i-P line array.

From an engineering standpoint, the challenge with this project was designing safe roof attachment.  The apertures through the ceiling already existed, and the line array had to be supported through the existing openings.

H7609 Hughes Auditorium, Asbury University
Above-the-ceiling view of Polar Focus custom rigging hardware at Asbury University.

Roof trusses were not located anywhere close to the location of the apertures. Polar Focus designed and fabricated attachment interfaces between the custom length Applied Electronics truss and the roofing truss panel point locations. Polar Focus designed a custom spreader below the ceiling which aligns to the existing apertures through the ceiling.

H7609 Hughes Auditorium, Asbury University
Polar Focus custom loudspeaker rigging hardware for Hughes Auditorium

The loudspeakers in this installation are eight WorxAudio TrueLine V8i-P line array elements, painted white to blend aesthetically with the character of the room.  All Polar Focus components were painted white to blend in with the speakers and ceiling.  The result is a beautiful, clean look which doesn’t obscure the view of the motto painted behind the stage, an issue of critical importance to the venue.

H7609 Hughes Auditorium, Asbury University
Polar Focus custom rigging for WorxAudio TrueLine V8i-P Line Array

Photos of Hughes Auditorium courtesy of Chris Naughton at Pro Sound and Lights.

Polar Focus® Audio Rigging is your source for a full line of audio rigging and speaker rigging equipment. Our standard 10:1 design factor provides the high level of safety and peace of mind required by our customers.  Our turnkey systems form a complete transition from the top of your speakers up to and including the roof attachment. Polar Focus reduces labor cost and variability by providing rigging systems which are pre-assembled to the maximum extent possible.

Professional audio rigging design, roof attachment, supplemental structure, sales, support and PE stamped drawings in any US State provided by Polar Focus.

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