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Northwestern School District Implements Brand New Audio and Video Systems Throughout Newly Renovated Auditorium

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Northwestern School District Implements Brand New Audio and Video Systems Throughout Newly Renovated Auditorium

Industry: K–12 Education

Customer Profile:
The Northwestern School District, a public school district based in Albion, Pennsylvania, consists of one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools.

Customer Challenge: The Northwestern High School’s Performing Arts Center was recently renovated. The auditorium routinely experienced issues with its aging audio system so the school district invested in brand new, state-of-the-art audio and video system solutions.

Stark Solution:
Stark Tech’s Integration Business Unit worked with the high school to design and implement brand new audio and video systems for the auditorium. The Pro A/V team installed JBL column array speakers supported by Crown I-Tech amplifiers and a BSS processor as well as 20 new Shure wireless microphone systems with multiple stage and local inputs.

The auditorium’s new control and mixing console, an Allen & Heath SQ-7, was installed over a Dante and analog backbone. System controls and mixing can be done by either the wall station, console, or through a tablet – providing versatility and easy access to changes.

A Christie 10K Laser projector with Crestron DM Lite 4K transmitter inputs at the stage and booth locations, along with a DMPS Lite 4k Receiver/Switch, were also installed which allows for excellent viewing of 4K content and versatility for presentations or productions. Power JBL stage monitors were integrated into the system providing ample audio to the stage for concerts and productions while also acting as a portable sound system for practice rooms and events.

Equipment Integrated:
• JBL
• Crown
• Shure
• Allen & Heath
• BSS
• Williams Sound

Results: The school district has since put on multiple productions inside the newly renovated Performing Arts Center and has experienced zero technical issues.

Stark Tech’s industry certified Pro Audio and Visual team offers a full array of professional AV solutions from networked audio & visual systems to public address/intercom systems and much more.


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