Green Bay Packers fans have long been known to be among the most loyal in the NFL, often donning foam cheese heads as they watch their beloved team move up and down the field and, inevitably, do a Lambeau Leap into the stands after a big touchdown.
But you don’t have to be inside Lambeau Field to have a good time on gameday. The Tundra Tailgate Zone tent—with the name a tip of the cap to the area often being referred to as the Frozen Tundra for its bone-chilling winds and well-below-freezing temps—is set up in the parking lot and gives fans a place to enjoy the festivities before the kickoff.
Green Bay area AV and production company Made Ya Look, Inc. supplied PA systems and front-of-the-house engineers for the Tundra Tailgate Zone and five-story Atrium, an event space for groups of 400 people or more with brick architecture and four-story windows.
Fulcrum Acoustic FA22ac self-powered, dual 12-inch, coaxial loudspeakers, placed on a scaffold, says director of audio John Gibson. In the Atrium, Made Ya Look opted for a distributed audio system, with Fulcrum FA22ac’s employed as delay speakers to provide direct sound to the back of the room.
Because the Atrium features massive brick walls and vast expanses of glass, keeping the sound directed on the audience and off reflective surfaces is critical, says Gibson.
“There’s close to five seconds of reverb in the Atrium,” he says, “and for corporate events, it’s important that people be able to distinguish what is being said. Using Fulcrum coaxial loudspeakers as satellites lets us maximize intelligibility, with even dispersion. We also like that the Fulcrum loudspeakers have a built-in delay; we just hook it up to our computer and use the software to get the settings right.”
The Fulcrum Acoustic FA22ac is a three-way, multipurpose loudspeaker with a rotatable horn and 90° x 45° coverage pattern. Powered by two 1,050W Powersoft amplifiers, it can be pole-mounted, stacked, or suspended.
Fulcrum is certainly happy to be part of one of the area’s most historic landmarks, especially VP of engineering David Gunness, who owns one share of stock in the Packers.