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Last Updated: 20050928, mei

Sunday, October 9, 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Audio Design Challenges in Mega-Resorts

David Marsh

This session covers the following audio design challenges:
-Choosing loudspeakers to provide good speech intelligibility
-Establishing loudspeaker power requirements
-Deciding where to use direct voice coil connection vs. constant-voltage approach
-Amplifier considerations
-Transformer losses and line losses
-Uniform ceiling loudspeaker coverage across combinable rooms
-Synchronizing a distributed system to a front-of-house system
-Concealment of loudspeakers in "themed environments"
-Minimizing lounge entertainment "noise" transmission to an adjacent casino
-Custom audio design for a sports bar
-Outdoor function areas
Presenter David Marsh, FASA, is a Principal Consultant at Pelton Marsh Kinsella (PMK), a Dallas, Texas-based acoustical and AV consulting firm with satellite offices in Las Vegas, NV, Miami Beach, FL, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is President-Elect of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (FASA). In addition to leading PMK, Marsh writes the “Sound Advice” monthly column for Sound & Communications and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Some of his current or recently completed projects include Tropicana Hotel/Casino expansion, Atlantic City, NJ; Phantom of the Opera theatre at The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV; Keene Music Building renovation at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; 3000-seat worship center for Crossroads Community Church, Cincinnati, OH; NBA Charlotte Bobcats arena, Charlotte, NC; NFL Arizona Cardinals stadium, Phoenix, AZ; The Gardens Shopping Mall (longest mall in the world), Dubai, UAE; and several hotel/condo/office office towers in Dubai including Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world.

Seminar Room 1E04

This session is sponsored by Sound & Communications Magazine.

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