Sound systems for athletic facilities
Gymnasiums - Gyms are often acoustic nightmares. Tin cans with hard floors, metal ceilings, concrete block walls. Echo chambers. Providing intelligible sound requires a great deal of skill and experience. The speakers needed are not generally familiar to most owners or readily available from catalogs, websellers, neighborhood music or electronic stores. Gyms benefit from acoustic treatment to make them quieter, tame echoes and improve intelligibility. Dorset Sound has the necessary experience and products to make your gym useable for games or assemblies.
Ball Fields - Sound outdoors is as mercurial as the wind. In fact the wind often plays a factor. The number one job of an athletic field system is to make announcements intelligible. Whether the demands are play-by-play, snack-bar promotion or emergency weather evacuation, your audience has to be able to understand your anouncements. In addition your system often has to endure severe weather year after year.
Fitness Facilities - Face it. Fitness is often tedious. Especially the cardio machines. It's why clients demand things to occupy their interest while spinning, plodding or climbing. Provide your clients with multi-display cable TV, wireless private personal program selection and background music.
Bowling Lanes - Audio Visual flash has invaded many bowling lanes across the country. While conservative bowling leagues are your daily staple, hi-tech disco has once again made bowling a date night destination. Flashing lights, pounding bass, video displays, fog and DJ riffs mixed with friendly competition and fun food make disco bowling a revenue draw. One of our clients calls it 'Cosmic Bowling'. Urban HipHop doesn't have to dominate. Think of using your AV systems to draw different interest groups. Sunday Night Contemporary Christian promotions, '40's Swing afternoons, Oldies nights, Holiday Classics Bowl, Metal Midnight, Halloween, New Years. We have even seen our systems used to host regional tournaments.
Swimming pools - Outdoor pool, see Ball fields above. Indoor pool, see Gymnasiums above. Add to that hours of waiting mixed with loud, cheering parents and kids. Combine the usual announcement needs with the stringent requirements of a swim meet and you need DS&C help. Outdoor pools may actually need two systems - one for the pool deck to announce and start immediate competitions and one for remote team assembly areas to call swimmers to upcoming heats or make general announcements. Unfortunately, we have been to too many meets with our kids where the host team had not invested in a working, effective PA system and it was misery to know when to register for an event or even understand the score.