Chester, PA - The Widener University Pride football team has plenty to be proud of: two NCAA Division III National Championships, reaching the semi-finals three more times, and winning more MAC Championships than any other Middle Atlantic Conference team.
Unfortunately, the aging audio system at the University's Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium was not up to the same championship standards. Plagued by long-standing coverage and sound quality issues, the school's Athletic Director Jack Shafer called on Widener alumnus Art Kalemkarian, who designed a new system based around Community WET and R-Series all-weather loudspeakers.
The system includes six WET Series W2-2W8 loudspeakers covering the home team's bleachers from atop the press box. The visitor seating and the playing field are covered by a pair of R2-52Z long-throw loudspeakers, also located on the press box roof. The powerful R-Series loudspeakers serve an additional function, providing extended low frequency punch for music playback. A single R.5-66Z covers the stadium's entrance area.
The WET Series' wide and consistent coverage pattern was ideally suited for the seating area, just 75 feet deep but 250 feet wide, but still tight enough to focus the sound on the venue while limiting spillage into neighboring residential areas.