Sound of Victory: Torrence Sound’s Acoustic Overhaul at Whitmer High School Stadium
Summary: In 2004, Whitmer High School Memorial football stadium underwent a significant renovation of its sound and public address system. Torrence Sound Equipment Co., known for its expertise in large venue sound systems and its long-standing relationship with Washington Local Schools, was chosen for the project. The design and installation of the system were unique for Northwest Ohio, providing “music quality” sound with exceptional clarity and full-range low frequency, a rarity in stadium sound systems at the time. The system, featuring the Community R6, a weather-resistant enclosure with excellent voice projection and flat frequency response, significantly enhanced the game-day experience at the stadium.
Industry: Education and Athletics
Category: Stadium Sound System Upgrade
Processes: Audio System Design, Weather-Resistant Enclosures, Voice Projection Optimization, Frequency Response Balancing
Whitmer High School sought to upgrade their stadium’s sound system to improve the quality of music and announcements during football games, aiming for a level of audio quality not commonly found in stadium venues.
Torrence Sound Equipment Co. was selected for their significant experience in designing and constructing sound systems for large venues and their longstanding relationship with Washington Local Schools.
Torrence Sound designed a unique sound system, choosing the Community R6 for its superb voice projection and flat frequency response. The system was complemented by 2-way 12-inch full-range speaker systems to cover shaded areas, resulting in a system that provided clear, high-quality sound throughout the stadium.
The installation of this advanced sound system enabled the delivery of high-quality, music-level audio to the entire stadium, a capability that few other stadiums in the region possessed at the time.
The new sound system significantly enhanced the football game experience at Whitmer High School, providing clear and high-quality audio for music and announcements, thus contributing to the spirited atmosphere of the stadium during games and events.