Jacksonville, FL – September 2017… Located in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, Daily’s Place is an outdoor amphitheater connected to the south end of EverBank Field football stadium, and shares space with a "flex field" indoor practice facility for the Jacksonville Jaguars. As a multipurpose venue, the ability to ensure quality sound throughout the space was a crucial consideration for facility management. To address this challenge, loudspeakers from the Artec-300 series and HQ series product groups of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio were placed into service.
Florida Sound Engineering Co, Inc., also of Jacksonville, FL, provides AV design, installation, and service of commercial audio and video systems for churches, theaters, ballrooms, stadiums, and other facilities. The company was contracted to install the new sound reinforcement system at Daily’s Place. Neil Cooper, Senior Project Manager, handles system design and engineering, sales, project management, and serves as a technician for Florida Sound Engineering. He discussed the project and his experience with D.A.S. loudspeakers.
“The sound reinforcement setup at Daily’s Place is a large distributed system,” Cooper explained. “We used a combination of 24 D.A.S. Artec 315.96 2-way, passive enclosures along with HQ-218CX high power sub bass enclosures. The Artec loudspeakers are spaced evenly throughout the area and are mounted to the facility’s structural supports at a height of about 80 feet. Similarly, the HQ series subwoofers are evenly spread out around the area and mounted up high as well. For the actual loudspeaker positioning, we had custom mounting brackets made to affix the loudspeakers to the main roof support beams of the flex field facility”
When asked about those D.A.S. loudspeaker attributes that made them so well suited to this project, Cooper offered the following thoughts. “The loudspeakers were actually chosen by our client,” he reports. “Once we had them installed and tuned, I was very impressed. Both speech intelligibility and music reproduction characteristics are very good and natural sounding. Frequency response from the system is very even and, from a construction standpoint, the D.A.S. equipment is very solid and well made. Overall, I’ve been very pleased with the outcome of this system.”
With many installations of this size and complexity, questions frequently arise. Here, too, Cooper was very pleased with D.A.S. Audio’s customer and technical support services. “D.A.S. Audio’s Miami, FL-based team provides excellent support services,” he says. “The company was very responsive and made it easy to get the information we required. Geovanni Ortiz, D.A.S. Audio Miami’s Technical Support Manager, was very helpful and knowledgeable with the final commissioning of the system.”
The new sound system installation at Daily’s Place ran from mid-June through mid-July. Since that time, Cooper reports the new loudspeaker setup is working very well. “The new system is working great,” Cooper says. “The sound is very clear sounding and coverage is even throughout all areas. This, of course, makes our client very pleased with his decision to deploy D.A.S. D.A.S. Audio’s loudspeaker build quality, their support services, and the overall sound of the equipment is first rate. It’s been a very positive experience.”
To learn more about Florida Sound Engineering Co, Inc., visit the company’s website at www.floridasound.com.
About D.A.S. Audio
Headquartered in Valencia, Spain, D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.
Photo Information: Neil Cooper at Daily’s Place