CREC Public Safety Academy opened their modern new facility in
September, 2014 with audio systems that support the school’s career-oriented
education for grades 6 through 12 in law enforcement, fire sciences, emergency
medicine and other safety and security fields.
The school’s large and attractive new facility serves 700 students
and includes classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a gymnasium and
fitness center, a cafeteria and multipurpose room along with a theatrical auditorium.
Jorge Guillén of Guillén Technology Consultants provided building technology, AV, audio systems and safety and security consulting services for the new school. The building’s many different spaces presented Guillén with numerous challenges in his audio system designs. The school’s goals included intelligible voice paging and high-quality sound reinforcement throughout. However, acoustics varied considerably from room to room and several areas had high ceilings and hard, reflective walls, floors and ceilings.
Guillén chose Community loudspeaker systems to help him overcome these acoustic challenges and meet the school’s goals. He used Community R SERIES loudspeakers in the gymnasium and multipurpose rooms and D SERIES loudspeakers in the multipurpose room, cafeteria, fitness center and library. He designed the auditorium sound system with iBOX IHP-1566 loudspeakers, i215S subwoofers and MX41E-94B floor monitors.
Guillén designed electronics systems to fit the needs of each
room. He used Rane amplifiers, mixers
and system processors, Samson wired and wireless microphones and Listen
Technologies assistive listening systems. For the auditorium, he included a
PreSonus digital mixer and a Telex theatrical intercom.