NBA’s Indiana Pacers organization started looking for ways to pump up the energy on the court during games at their home court in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The organization hired Randy Skaggs at Village Audio to complete courtside coverage on all sides, while down-firing court coverage, and ensuring all speakers are self-powered. No simple task considering the high intelligibility to cover the public seating areas and courtside along with zone isolation from the court.
Skaggs turned to Clair Brothers kiT Series to handle the short throw to the long sides of the court, but he also recognized that something more directional was needed to project to the far court corners; and for that, he sought a TrueFit from Clair.
Clair Brothers and Village Audio collaborated to study the speaker positions and coverage angle requirements. They determined that a custom dispersion on the scoreboard corners could offer better coverage with minimum overlap to other sources. A separate zone was created to cover the court itself and consists of the point source kiT12.
“For this project, the minute details mattered and were vital to finding the right solution,” says Skaggs. “The fact that Clair Brothers can deliver customized solutions (and relatively quickly, too) is an undeniable asset. The team at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is thrilled with the result, as are we!”