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University of Detroit Upgrades Basketball Arena Sound

Calihan HallHave Mercy! University of Detroit Upgrades Basketball Arena Sound

The University of Detroit Titan Basketball fans will have a lot more to look forward to for the coming 2015-16 basketball season. Thanks to the Director of Athletics, Robert C. Vowels Jr., changes are being made to the Dick Vitale Court housed in Calihan Hall. The 8295 seat Dick Vitale basketball court will now sport a new state of the art scoreboard and a new ISP Technologies Reference 4210/4215 Line Array Pro Audio System.

“I talked to alums, fans, and coaches, and one of the biggest areas we needed to improve was fan experience and engagement,” said Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. “With the new scoreboard and sound system, I feel very confident that there will be a dramatic increase in the atmosphere inside of Calihan Hall.” With upgrades, Calihan Hall could also be used for more events than just basketball, thus increasing revenue for UDM.

Great sound, with clarity, mid-range and fidelity was needed to make the arena experience the best it could be for the fans and I.COMM, a local Farmington Hills integrator, choose the Michigan based manufacturer, ISP Technologies to deliver it. ISP Technologies designs and manufacturers patented and patent pending pro audio gear for both live and installation. The 3 hangs of the Reference 4210’s and one hang of the Reference Line 4215’s, were strategically placed around the new scoreboard to get the absolute best sounding results. The design allows for all seats in the arena to be covered in an even pattern of sound, making the games that much more enjoyable. Each element of the system has a 1000 watt RMS power amplifier to really rock the arena. The system also includes a proprietary OVP-1 overvolt protection panel to help guard against overvoltage and other surges that may damage the system. ISP Technologies designed the OVP-1 after power surges in the US Naval Academy’s basketball arena damaged the ISP Technologies system that had been installed there.

The University of Detroit Mercy is very happy with their new system as Vowels relates, “I feel very confident that there will be a dramatic increase in the atmosphere inside of Calihan Hall,” he said, “The in-game experience is the No. 1 piece. Fans have to come in here and leave wanting to come back.”

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