Chandelier of Sound for Purdue University

Here are a few great images of the Purdue Football system we posted about a few days ago. Polar Focus supplied the complete structure, supporting the four Fulcrum Acoustic FL283 line arrays, two Fulcrum US 221-2 subwoofers and four 70″ Sharp screens.Purdue Weight Room

Some of these photos show the load distribution system, which spread the load of all of this equipment across multiple stepped roof trusses.

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The total weight of the entire assembly is 2772 lbs! The load distribution system was almost as nice as the main AV rigging.

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Photos courtesy of Idibri and ESCO Communications. Go Boilermakers!

20170822_162459Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

 

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Community IV6 Line Array Rigging

We’ve been working hard building the full rigging product line for the new Community Professional Loudspeakers IV6 line array system. Here is a carrier rack with 17 line array frames just out of QC and headed down to the paint shop.

We’ve been working hard building the full rigging product line for the new Community Professional Loudspeakers IV6 line array system. Here is a carrier rack with 17 line array frames just out of QC and heading down to the paint shop. These frames will be totally sandblasted, undercoated in a zinc rich powder coat for corrosion protection, with a top coat of Community black or white. We’re really excited about this new product line and working with the team at Community.

Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

Our Saviors Church

Polar Focus assisted Video Services, Inc. of Mankato, MN on this Peterson AV Consulting, Inc. project. We provided three type 4 Custom Beam Attachments for the steeply rolled purlin that would suspend these Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers.

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The design utilized one Fulcrum GX1226 and two Fulcrum CX896 speakers mounted in matching yokes. This rolled purlin had the steepest roll angle of any type 4 CBA installation we’ve ever done. Looks great, sounds great!

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

Call us today for more information – (413) 586-4444.

Community Pro IV6 line array, Polar Focus rigging

Community Loudspeakers is here at WFX to introduce the new IV6 line array product family. Polar Focus is at WFX to support Community’s efforts to introduce this product to the marketplace. This new product family from Community utilizes a Polar Focus line array frame with infinite tilt adjustability and full compatibility with all of the Polar Focus line array accessories and structure attachment products.

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The team at Community did an excellent job creating a line array that both sounds and looks great. With 13 sound systems in the line array show at WFX, Community’s product line was by far the best-looking, and cleanest line array product there. As many pro users know, a lot of line arrays can have a strongly mechanical or visually cluttered look with pronounced logos and a lot of visible hardware.

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Each IV6 module has 54 combinations of switchable settings for either box attenuation or horn attenuation. This means that an entire line array can be run passively from a single amplifier. Community has engaged the creators of the Ease Focus program to create a new version just for predicting the correct settings on their modules.

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When you combine the high quality of this system, Community’s always competitive pricing and their worldwide distribution network, we think this is going to be a big hit in the marketplace. Go Team Community!

 

Alerus Center Rigging

Polar Focus provided all of the rigging hardware and PE stamped drawings for these 57 Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers at Alerus Center in North Dakota. Another great design by Dave Peterson at Peterson AV Consulting, Inc. Go Fighting Hawks!

Polar Focus rigging for Alerus Center

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

Call us today for more information – (413) 586-4444.

Line array rigging for Sinnissippi Music Shell

Mik Moore of Clearwing Productions contacted us for this challenging line array installation rigging used at the Sinnissippi Music Shell in Rockford, IL.

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The speakers were 3 L-Acoustics SB15m subwoofers, along with 10 KIVA II mid-hi boxes as a center cluster. The cluster needed to be weather rated as it is left installed from late spring through early autumn. The square frame at the top allows for an installation hoist to lift the cluster into position; after set up the hoist can be removed.

At the end of the performance season, the procedure is reversed. Braces from the bottom of the cluster to left and right wood beams lock off the cluster and keep it from swinging in the wind.

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This is a beautiful facility with a great sounding system. Great job by Mik and his team!

Infocomm 2017

Polar Focus is kicking off summer with our annual field trip to Infocomm!

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We have a lot of exciting projects to tell you about, and we look forward to hearing about yours!  This year we have been working with Community Professional Loudspeakers to expand their I Series in a whole new direction.  Stop by Community’s Demo Room #W2243 to see a preview of our newest OEM design collaboration.

Polar Focus will be located in booth #6350 this year and we’re looking forward to showing off our new Raven frame for Renkus-Heinz Varia loudspeaker family.

Here’s a map showing our booth location:

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Check out our Kestrel frame for Fulcrum Acoustic FL283 in Fulcrum booth #5881.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Raven Line Array Frame for Renkus-Heinz Varia

Polar Focus would like to announce an addition to our OEM line array rigging solutions.  Designed for increased functionality and lower installation cost, our Raven frame for the popular Renkus-Heinz Varia family of loudspeakers allows infinitely adjustable pan and tilt under full load.

The ORH-VARIA-Raven fastens to the loudspeakers using the integrated side plate rigging hardware included with the Varia speaker. The Raven frame’s mounting hardware allows for super easy and lightning fast mating to the loudspeaker.  A wide range of quick pin accessories makes system design startlingly simple.

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We’re taking this rig on the road – check out the Raven frame at Polar Focus booth #6350 at Infocomm 2017 in Orlando.