Manning Family Athletic Complex Overhauls with FBT

Manning Family Athletic Complex Overhauls with FBT

Isidore Newman School’s athletic program has a long history of excellence, but the facilities surrounding its storied football field needed a substantial upgrade. The school wanted to give a better viewing experience to spectators at Friday night football games, soccer, and lacrosse matches. That’s when Peyton Manning, along with his father and brother, Eli, decided to step in, spearheading fundraising efforts for a new practice field, sky deck, press box, and entrance plaza, all of which included a state-of-the-art FBT sound system. Now dubbed the Manning Family Athletic Complex, the total overhaul represents a $3 million project. The centerpiece of the new facilities is Reginelli Way, a fan plaza that honors the Manning’s now-retired high school coach, Tony Reginelli, and will support countless young athletes in New Orleans.

The Mannings led the fundraising and were joined by numerous generous donors from the Newman community, whose assistance was greatly appreciated. In addition to aesthetic improvements, the practicality of a new sound system was evident.
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Myers Concert Productions Deploys FBT For International Corporate Events

Myers Concert Productions Deploys FBT For International Corporate Events

Mitus 206la arrays chosen for meeting the unique challenges that come with servicing corporate clients and tricky venues.

myers-concert-prodAs a company that does live sound, installations and corporate events for notable clients, Myers Concert Productions (Murfreesboro, TN) has a variety of sound systems at its disposal.

Recently, however, DJ Myers, owner, confided that he’s been increasingly working FBT loudspeakers into his touring and corporate inventory.

While he lists cost and sound quality as two reasons for this change, he also says FBT’s Mitus 206la’s are exceptional at meeting the unique challenges that come with servicing corporate clients and tricky venues.

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Fontes Likes it Loud!

Fontes Likes it Loud!

FOH Online gives details from Fontes Pro Sound & Light install at The Mirage, in Medesto, California.

Celebrations in the Indian community are serious business. Festivals are typically an unrestrained blend of color, flavor and sound. And weddings, according to George Fontes, managing director of Fontes Pro Sound & Light, are nothing short of high-decibel exhilaration. So, when Mirage, an Indian wedding and banquet hall in Sacramento, CA, contacted him to install a new sound system last month, Fontes turned to FBT. He knew anything he installed would be pushed to concert-level limits and he wanted to ensure crisp, clean sound at every event – wherever guests were standing in 22,000 square feet of space.

“There are several reasons I chose FBT for this job,” said Fontes. “One thing I love about the brand is that they don’t outsource; everything down to their amp modules is done in house. You just don’t find that anymore. All of that quality control proves that they really care about their products, and you not only see it –  you hear it.

We’ve literally taken FBT products within their respective price categories, and compared them to all the other major manufacturers that everyone knows and loves. FBT has always come out on top in build and sound quality. In some cases, I’d even say they’re underpriced, because performance-wise, they compare to products that cost twice as much.”


Nashville’s Ensworth School Outfitted With FBT

Nashville’s Ensworth School Outfitted With FBT

Durrell Sports chooses Muse 210LA arrays and Mitus 218S subs to support performances from students and professional musician parents.

-John Horrell, president of Durrell Sports, recently installed FBT loudspeakers in the school auditorium for Music City’s Ensworth School.

With a student body that includes children of Nashville’s resident musicians, high-quality sound is consistently needed to support school shows as well as the many performances given by parents – professional musicians who enjoy the opportunity to raise money for the school.

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Technologies For Worship‘s article about how FBT, and Texas Systems have revitalized Fellowship Church’s audio for worship.

“We knew we needed to fix our audio, so we contacted Jim Martin at Texas Systems Integration to configure the perfect solution for our facility… He was able to recommend FBT speakers to us based not only on the price of the speakers, but also the quality of the sound from the speakers as well.

Our new sound system consists of a single-hang Mitus 206LA line array in the center of the sanctuary and two Vertus CLA 604a columns in both of the side rooms. With the Mitus line array, Jim was able to angle the modules within the array to different areas of the sanctuary and use the built-in DSP to enable the sound to reach each different area of the room at the same time, without echoing or bouncing off the ceiling or walls. The two Vertus CLA 604a columns are also positioned properly on the walls in the side rooms, and zoned via DSP, to create a seamless, clear sound for all our congregants, regardless of where they are sitting.”

Lee’s Liquor Lounge, Honkytonk Outfitted With FBT

Lee’s Liquor Lounge, Honkytonk Outfitted With FBT

ProSound Web’s article about Allied Productions & Sales install for the historic watering hole, Lee’s Liquor Lounge.

When Craig Kruckeberg purchased a Minneapolis honkytonk in a building that was built in the 1800s, he faced a few challenges that would have stumped a lot of professionals. Thanks to FBT and Dave Bartholomew, sales manager and project manager of Allied Productions & Sales, a sound system didn’t have to be one of them.

Picture from Lee's Liquor Lounge website.

Picture from Lee’s Liquor Lounge website.

Bartholomew, who has been in the audio business for over thirty years, says there were plenty of other reasons why he and his lead installation tech and rigger, Cody Anderson, chose FBT for the job.

“When you consider the bang for the buck… FBT is way better than any other product I’ve found. It gets tremendous output and the sound is impeccable. It’s louder than other brands, but it’s also more efficient. With the high SPL rating that they have, what their equipment will do at 500 watts, it takes other manufacturers 700 or 800 watts to get to that same level. The best thing is, though, when you read FBT’s specs, they’re spot-on accurate. Here in the states, a lot of brands seem to want to throw a lot of numbers around that don’t necessarily mean anything. They’ll always put what the peak output is instead of the RMS or the continuous rate, which is more useful.”