Masque Sound’s Audio Equipment Retrofit At Manhattanville College’s O’Byrne Chapel
When the administration at Manhattanville College made the decision to invest in an audio upgrade retrofit to the campus’ beautiful O’Byrne Chapel, they turned to Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement and installation company, for the purchase and install of the facility’s new audio equipment.
“The administrators from Manhattanville College visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and fell in love with the acoustics that emanated from the audio system that we designed and Masque Sound installed,” says Ben Bausher, CTS, Senior Consultant, Audio & Video Systems Group Jaffe Holden. “Though Manhattanville College had recently installed a new sound system in the O’Byrne Chapel, it did not meet expectations, so they reached out to Masque Sound to deliver and install an updated audio system at the college. We have worked with Masque Sound in the past and it was great to be able to collaborate with them again.”
For the project, the chapel’s audio system received a complete overhaul from rack to speakers. The main AV rack for the audio system was entirely rewired with the integration of a Yamaha QL1 console and Tio1608-D input module. Shure QLX-D® wireless systems are utilized using both bodypacks and handheld SM58 transmitters. Control parameters for the audio system have been set within the amplifiers to provide a turn-key system for the end user.