Designing Technology to Meet Our Customer’s Specialized Needs

Designing Sound Video and Security Systems has been a specialty here at Torrence Sound since 1928. The depth of our resources is unparalleled amongst our peers in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. Our engineers and project management staff have completed hundreds of successful audio, video and security system design projects as well as communications and video systems too. You should trust the design and construction of your next project to Torrence. We have the most experience, the best qualifications, the right tools and partnerships with industry’s leading experts. We are the most trusted source in the area for audio, video and security system design.

Paul Taylor


 VP / Engineer

Phone: 419.661.0678
Fax: 419 666-7335
ptaylor@torrencesound.com

 

 

Audio System Design and Security System Design Capabilities and Tools:

  • RCDD Registered Designers
  • NICET Level 3 Designers
  • Bose Modeler
  • EASE
  • AutoCAD
  • Techron TEF20
  • Rational Acoustics Smaart
  • RACE prediction and analysis
  • RF Site Surveys

Design Engineering

design-engineeringTorrence employs a staff of full time engineers who are immersed daily in the development of new technology pertaining to the audio, video, data, alarm, and security systems we provide. Training and education of our staff and technicians is a perpetual requirement. We participate in industry forums and professional organizations such as the IEEE, NFPA, BICSI, AES, ASA to name a few as well as our staff attending manufacturer training and education many times each year. At Torrence we employ a unique group of talented individuals who are not only academically trained but also have an aptitude and passion for audio design and security system design.  Trust the Torrence engineering team to design and implement your next project.

Fire Alarm and Security System Design

At Torrence we know that the only thing more valuable to our customers than their facility and inventory is the safety of their personnel. With decades of experience and this priority ingrained in our corporate culture the system professionals at Torrence, design, install, service and support critical primary and secondary life safety and alarm systems. Torrence is an established supplier of Fire Alarms, Door Security, Access Control, Burglar Alarms, Video for Surveillance, CCTV, Infant Security, Mass Notification, Situational Awareness, Response Assistant and more. A Torrence security system design professional can expertly assess the risk to your company’s physical inventory, property, data, or personnel and design a complete electronic security solution using the highest quality components from industry leading manufacturers like Notifier, OnSSI, Panasonic and Lenel that not only thoroughly addresses threats and vulnerabilities but saves you money by minimizing overlapping resources and investment in products with insufficient capability. Call Torrence today to minimize your facilities security vulnerabilities and ensure the safety of your staff.

Audio System Design

Torrence Sound Equipment Co. was the first audio systems design and contractor in Northwest Ohio to use acoustic modeling software to design audio systems including installed concert quality loudspeakers with our purchase of AcoutaCADD in 1989. Since we have continued to invest in software and tools that when combined with our decades of experience, not only designing audio systems but installing and supporting them for years afterward, we can offer our customers the highest quality performance with the least financial investment. Each audio system or video system we design draws upon over the more than ten thousand systems that we have already installed. Today the engineering staff at Torrence uses EASE software suite (Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers) to validate our audio system design process. EASE and EASERA provides our audio system designers with an invaluable set of tools for all aspects of professional practice for distributed sound systems and systems using components of traditional spherical directivity such as high Q horn clusters, and two-way and three-way pre-engineered loudspeakers. Third party and manufacturer specific calculators are used for cylindrical radiating systems like concert Line Array Loudspeaker System and Steerable Bass Arrays.

audio-system-designThese audio system design tools provide features from detailed, realistic modeling and simulation of venue acoustics and audio system performance to informative and engaging client presentations, to comprehensive measurement and verification. EASE software suite takes the guesswork out of audio system design, to help eliminate costly mistakes and reduce installation time. EASE models are an ideal way to explore options and to learn what works and what doesn’t work – before the virtual venue becomes a job site and changes are time consuming and expensive. EASE software gives Torrence the ability to import and export AutoCad and DXF drawing files. It also allows us to predict speech intelligibility at any location within the virtual room using STI intelligibility calculations based on MTI (Modulation Transfer Index) figures in accordance with IEC16 Standard IEC60268-16:2003 as well as ALCon and RaSTI.

It includes pink noise excitation signals and A-Weighted frequency response curves within the planned facility using the EASE software model. EASE also simulates Direct SPL, Total SPL, Direct/Reflected Sound Ratios, Critical Distance, C Measures, Arrival Times, Loudspeaker Coverage Overlap, Loudspeaker Aiming ITD (Initial Time Delay) Gap using verified calculations and expressed in industry standard units and parameters in each modeled space.

Another of many audio system design tools we use at Torrence for acoustic and loudspeaker system design is the Bose Modeler. This sophisticated, predictive analysis program also provides Torrence audio system designers with tools to determine the preferred configuration and location of loudspeakers in a room. Bose Modeler software enables audio system engineers to create an accurate acoustical model of a facility, and to develop a design that reduces unwanted echoes, excessive reverberation, and acoustic hot and cold spots.

With the Bose Modeler software program, a number of loudspeakers can be visually placed in an architecturally accurate room model of any size or shape. The speakers can be aimed, moved, turned on or off, and amplified, with set time delay values. The sound system program also takes into account the acoustical properties of the surface materials to be used in the venue. Modeler software can be used for existing structures, or with architectural drawings of planned structures. One of the significant advantages of using the Bose Modeler is the compliment of Bose Auditioner. In the past, the only way to accurately judge a sound system’s performance was to listen after it was fully installed. Only after the entire renovation or construction process was complete could you hear the real sound for the first time. Then it was too late for any meaningful change.

Now, Auditioner audio system design technology makes it possible to actually hear and judge for yourself the precise sound you’ll have in a building. And you can do it before a single piece of audio equipment is installed. Auditioner technology allows Torrence sound system designers to work interactively with customers to factor in numerous variables, reposition speakers, try experimental solutions and make the necessary changes and improvements before a single piece of equipment is installed. You can even do all that before construction or renovation begins. Call Torrence today to inquire about optimizing your next audio system design project using Bose Modeler and Auditioner sound systems.