Northeast of Gainesville, Ga., lies Hall County School District, home to 37 public schools pre-K through 12th grade providing education for nearly 28,000 students. As education facilities of all sizes have faced a tough few years, technical renovations, specifically audio upgrades, are critical for students to have positive learning outcomes. To aid the transition of a new era in education, the entirety of Hall County School District is undergoing a multi-year, multi-location technical renovation that includes installing Renkus-Heinz sound solutions across each campus.
Working with Nisewonger AV, a Lawrenceville-based education-focused AV integration firm, Hall County School District’s solutions architect, Josh Morton, set out to ensure students and teachers alike have high-quality audio on campus.
As part of the renovation, Chicopee Woods Elementary School (CWES) began an audio upgrade in its gymnasium to further its mission of “connecting learners through caring conversations and energizing experiences in a safe environment.”
The Renkus-Heinz Sound Solution
“Gymnasiums by design are loud, chaotic spaces where there are often 50-plus kids running around and teachers trying to get their attention. The old CWES gymnasium was having acoustic challenges and we needed a solution that would provide clear audio in a noisy space while standing the test of time in a busy gym,” says Josh Albertson, AV consultant at Nisewonger AV. “Ultimately, the CX121 from Renkus-Heinz was the right choice as it is compact yet provides consistent directivity and great sonic performance.”
The C-Series loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz, the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based audio manufacturer, were developed for applications needing consistent directivity and excellent sonics from a loudspeaker. The system features a 1.75-inch voice coil high-frequency compression driver with a 1-inch throat coupled to a large Complex Conic horn. The 12-inch woofer produces a very strong low end. Together these deliver a 128 dB peak output level from 60 Hz to 20 kHz. The CX/CA121 is ideal for a wide range of medium- and large-size, distributed systems for education facilities.
Albertson, Morton and the Nisewonger AV team have and continue to install Renkus-Heinz loudspeaker solutions around the school district including large areas such as auditoriums, gymnasiums and cafeterias, as well as smaller spaces such as weight training rooms, band and music rooms and lecture-type classrooms.
Exception Learning Experiences
Albertson says the installed Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers around the school district are straightforward to use, with everything positioned so that the instructor or presenter can play music, present a video, or pick up a microphone and begin speaking with ease. The various systems around the district are used for student event support, background music and PTA and faculty meetings.
“Our district’s goal for each school is to provide solutions for more effective communication and presentations and to help educators deliver exceptional learning experiences for students. Renkus-Heinz has been a great partner in this effort and we look forward to more installs around the school district,” added Morton.