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Jefferson College, Two-System Dante Installation

Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO United States

Jefferson College, located in Hillsboro, Missouri, recently upgraded its sound reinforcement systems with Dante-enabled amplifiers in two locations on campus: its 2,500-seat field house and its 300-seat theatre. The field house is used to host sports events and large assemblies. The theatre, on the other hand, is used for drama, dance and music performances.

The field house’s new sound system includes two Sennheiser evolution 300-Series wireless systems, and two Sennheiser MEG 14-40 microphones with MAT 133s bases. Their outputs feed a Shure SCM-810 mixer, which in turn feeds a Harman BSS BLU DSP system. Two additional Sennheiser evolution 300-series wireless systems, a CD player, and a series of existing wired inputs directly feed the Harman BLU DSP system and are controlled in a standalone mode by either BSS Contrio Keypads or via the Harman HiQnet Motion Control app installed on an iPad.

The new front end for the theatre consists of 10 Sennheiser evolution 300-Series wireless systems and a Sennheiser MEG 14040 microphone, along with existing microphones, all of which feed via Dante-networked audio channels through a Harman BSS BLU DSP. This allows for a complete standalone system operation exclusive of the Allen & Heath GLD-80 mixing console. System control is via the Harman HiQnet Motion Control app on an iPad and integrated BSS Contrio Keypads. All Dante network audio channels also feed the GLD-80 as a front-of-house mixer for use during larger events. The system can be further expanded when additional channels are needed through the addition of the Allen & Heath AR2412 portable stage rack.

Two new Sennheiser evolution 300-Series personal monitors complement an existing collection of stage monitors. Output from the GLD-80 feeds a separate Harman BSS BLU DSP system, which in turn feeds (via Dante) ten channels of Ashly Audio network audio amplification: one four-channel 800W nXe 8004, one four-channel 400W nXe 4004, and one dual-channel 1,500W nXe 1.52. The amplifiers power three Renkus-Heinz TRX 81/9 mains loudspeakers in a left-centre-right configuration and two Renkus-Heinz BPS 12-1 subwoofers. Listen Technologies assisted listening systems and Juice Goose UPS and TCP/IP-controlled power sequencers complete both the field house and the theatre systems.

Ashly Audio amplifiers incorporate Dante for two-system install

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