Sound Image Delivers Stunning Performance for Pac-12 with Avid S3L

1TEMPE, AZ — Built in 1958, Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium is home field for ASU’s Sun Devils football team. Sound Image, one of the nation’s leading AV systems integrators and sound providers, maintains and operates the university’s stadium and basketball arena sound systems. Sound Image project managers Larry Budd and Ben Davis were preparing to handle an upcoming ASU vs. Stanford Pac-12 football game to be televised on ESPN to a national audience and recognized that the stadium’s 16-channel analog console would not support the complexities of such a large event. Davis then looked for other solutions that would give him the I/O count and flexibility he would need in a small footprint—ultimately choosing the ultra-compact Avid S3L System to deliver the flexibility and processing required to meet the event’s sophisticated logistics.

Big power, small package

5“The requirements for a standard [Sun Devils] game aren’t that demanding,” Davis explains, “but for the nationally-televised Stanford game, I knew that I was going to need something much more flexible and agile. We’re in such a small control room that a standard large-format console just wouldn’t fit, so when I started thinking about what kind of console I needed to facilitate all of the inputs, outputs, and the matrixing, it immediately popped into my head that this would be perfect for the S3L. The horsepower that it delivers in such a small footprint is ridiculous—unlike anything else on the market.”

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