CU Harrodsburg campus has grown exponentially in the past few years. JCA has been fortunate to install the AV systems needed for the campus, and when the new athletic facility began construction, we were called upon once again to not only install an PA system, but a flexible broadcast system with plenty of room for growth.
The gym PA system isn’t your ordinary run of the mill gym system. CU Harrodsburg as well as JCA wanted this system to be able to hold its own for any type of event in the room, so JCA decided to go with a brand that they knew would do the job, Danley Sound Labs. The system comprises of four SH69HT mains, two TH118XL subs, and one DNA20K4 Pro amp to power the entire thing. That’s a 20,000 watt amp, power all 6 cabinets! Two Shure QLXD wireless, a media player, and an Allen&Heath QU-Pac mixer finish out the system. To be even more future proof, an AB168 audio expander is readily available with 16 more inputs and 8 more outputs, all ready with one connection located on the outside of the rack room.
The video system in the gym is a whole other ballgame in itself. 15 SDI inputs and com ports are spread around the room, and all feed back to the gym’s very own broadcast control room. In the control room, all the lines lead back to a Blackmagic ATEM 2M/E 4K switcher. A 20 inputs switcher with 6 SDI auxiliary outputs that fed not only the main program feed for livestreaming games, but also sends feed to the hospitality room, a PXP feed to the scores table, and in the future will feed the new fieldhouse! Three 48” NEC professional displays show the multi-view, program, and Mac mini feeds while calling the game, with room for two people to work simultaneously mixing audio and switching video. The control room has its own digital audio console for mixing the audio for live games, a Blackmagic Web Presenter encoder to livestream games, and a Blackmagic Hyperdeck Mini to record a full HD copy of the games for archival purposes. For cameras, JCA installed three POV Marshall cameras and two manned Canon XF705 broadcast cameras! The video and audio systems combined truly create a flexible and robust system that allows the crew at CU Harrodsburg to tackle and game in the gym!
Audio Gear List:
4-Danley SH69 Mains
2-Danley TH118XL Subs
Danley DNA 20K4 Pro Amp
2-Shure QLXD Handheld Wireless
Denon 300Z Media Player
Furman Power Conditioning
Video Gear List:
Blackmagic ATEM 2M/E 4K Video Switcher
Blackmagic Web Presenter
Blackmagic Hyperdeck Mini Recorder
Blackmagic 1M/E Advanced Panel Surface
Allen&Heath QU-16 Digital Mixer
Allen&Heath AB168 Stagerack
3-NEC 48” Professional Displays
3-Marshall POV Cameras
2-Canon XF705 Cameras
PortaCom Com System
Furman Power Conditioning