Basketball arena at St Bonaventure U

St. Bonaventure University Field House

In 2019, AVL Designs Inc. started on a project to renovate the basketball arena sound systems of St. Bonaventure University. There was a bit of a delay on the project, which picked back up in 2021. The systems are now complete and being commissioned.

The purpose of the renovation was to improve sound intelligibility for game announcing plus other room uses such as graduation ceremonies and events containing musical content. Danley Sound Labs Inc. and Fulcrum Acoustic LLC. loudspeakers were chosen for their phase coherence, moderate cost, and high SPL capability.

St Bonaventure U field house

Combinations of SH 96i, SH 69i, CX1226, GH60, and DBH 218 subwoofers were selected to cover the various venue orientations. Power is provided by Danley DNA Amplifiers.    Midas M 32 consoles are utilized for the arena, as well as on-air video systems.  Sennheiser wireless systems are coupled with Neve Portico 5045 processors to provide high gain before feedback operation. QSC Core 500i processors are used to provide DSP and control processing.  


Box suites are served by Ashly Audio Pema amplifiers with DSP, and JBL Control series ceiling speakers.

After a long C-19 delay, The Bonnies are finally getting their new system which will be used for their games in the very near future.


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Lakeshore Middle School auditorium

Lakeshore Middle School

The Lakeshore Middle school auditorium has not been updated in many years. All of the stage rigging is dead-hung due to challenging overhead conditions and lack of stage height. The district wanted to have some moving sets over the stage but the overall rigging was “creatively” installed and not up to safety standards.

AVL Designs Inc.’s first task was to design new stage rigging which would be up to current standards and with as many moving pipes as possible. AVL utilized ETC FlyPipes to accomplish this task. A self-climbing package hoist allowed us to provide a safe, moving solution.

The control of lighting and studio was in the balcony, which is not a great location for running a show, so a new control booth was included on the main floor to allow the audio and lighting crew to experience the show from the audience’s perspective.

New AV systems included main speakers with over and under balcony delays to fill shadowed areas. A new digital console, wireless microphones, projector and screen, and controls were also included.

Speakers by Danley

Wireless by Shure

Console by Soundcraft

Projector by Panasonic

Control by Crestron

Lighting was also in need of updates, as the existing Varilight dimming and control were failing. The decision was made to upgrade to all LED lighting. A new lighting console and control system by ETC was specified as well as LED fixtures from ETC and Phillips Showline.

*The completed project went on line in 2021 following some delays due to Covid.



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