Texadia was chosen as the design-build firm to provide a turn-key AV system for their newly completed corporate event space. Located on the company’s 400+ acre Texas Ranch, this new facility will host major corporate events ranging from company all-hands meetings, to customer appreciation events, and the occasional live music concert for the company’s private events.
The Tech Decision
Texadia Systems was interviewed by Copart USA and client shared their vision of what AV technology they wanted for this project. Client was very focused on providing high-end Audio Video experience to end users. Client was very knowledgeable of music and wanted to provide a Concert-Level Sound System to be permanently installed to provide proper coverage and support for both live performances and speaking events such as conferences, all-hands presentations, training seminars, etc.
This new sound system needed to include High-Output Line Array Speaker System positioned on the left and right side of the stage. The system was suspended from the support steel of the building. It also needed High-Output Subwoofer Cabinets recessed into the front of the stage to support extended low frequencies. Front-Fill Loudspeakers recessed into the front of the stage to support the first couple of seated rows that cannot be covered by the line array speakers due to the ceiling height and sightlines. Stage Pockets installed across the stage platform to allow for wired microphone connections and stage monitor feeds for performers/presenter cue. These pockets needed to be recessed and have steel covers that conceal connections when not in use. High-Output Stage Monitor “wedges” were provided for use when needed. These monitors can be stored away when not in use.
The video system consists of Crestron’s DM32x32 Matrix Switching allowing the user to easily distribute video throughout the facility. The primary display technology in the main hall features two (2) 20,000 lumen, 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser projectors by Panasonic. Each of these projectors are displayed on two massive, 331-inch diagonal fixed-frame projection screens by Draper. Additionally, Panasonic’s AW-HE130 professional PTZ cameras are wall mounted, providing full coverage of the stage platform and audience. These cameras are designed to be used for video conferencing, streaming events to the web, recording, and iMAG support during large events.
The audio system consists of a total of Ten (10) RCF HL2260 Horn Loaded 2-way arrays configured as left and right main clusters flanking the stage with support of left and right delay clusters located approx. 80 feet back. The stage was designed to house Four (4) of RCF’s High Output SUB8006AS subwoofers, each fitted with an RCF HDL6A self-powered line array cabinets to fill the first couple of rows. A fully loaded Biamp Tesira Server was used for signal processing, routing, and automation of the sound system. Lab Gruppen’s FP-Series amplifiers were selected to provide over 18,000 watts of audio to the main and delay clusters. A constant-voltage distributed audio system was also installed to provide background music throughout the restaurant, bar, and outdoor areas. For large event support, a Midas PRO-2 digital mixing console was chosen for front of house. This new audio system is capable of providing a concert-level experience to the listeners, with an even coverage, with very few unwanted reflections, and a smooth frequency response across the listening plane.
Texadia partnered with Xtreme Structures and Fabrication to design and fabricate a custom lighting truss system to support twenty-four (24) LED-based stage lighting fixtures by Chauvet Professional. This lighting system was installed to light the stage platform for both live production and video streaming events. In addition to the stage lighting, Texadia designed and installed an LED-based architectural lighting system utilizing LumaStream’s High-Lumen Commercial LED fixtures and driver products.
Texadia Systems has received extensive praise from the client for exceeding their expectations on this project. Copart USA now has an event center that provides clients and internal employees with an area where company communication and messaging can be deployed effectively. From an entertainment perspective the audio and video experience for the end users has exceeded the clients’ expectations. This was a fun project for Texadia Systems!