Audio for High-energy Restaurant, Part 1
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The Game Seven Grill in Phoenix is a loud and raucous place when there’s an Arizona Diamondbacks game going on, and it had to have a sound system that could hide above the crowd and cut through all the noise. The team called in Parsons Technologies and system designer Mark Schultz is here to tell us about it. That’s coming up right here on the SVC Podcast.
SVC: Mark Schultz, it’s great to have you on the SVC Podcast from the Parsons Technologies’ Phoenix office. We’ve got an interesting project to talk about with the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team but before we get going on that, how about telling us a little something about Parsons Technologies.
We have multiple locations. Our corporate office is in Minneapolis and then we have several other offices up in the upper Midwest, and then we also have our office down here in Arizona. We primarily are a local contractor, so we do voice/data, security, audiovisual. Pretty much if it’s mobile then we pretty much take care of it.
Yeah, that’s what it looked like on your website, a lot more than your average AV contractor. You have it spread out over security and lots of other things. The Game Seven Grill looks like a sports bar, and those are pretty noisy places, but this one in particular appears to be an especially high-energy environment. What goes on in there?
Typically it’s a sort of a sports-bar-type of idea that’s open during baseball games. And they have televisions all around and they broadcast the games inside, outside, and pretty much that’s what they’re there for. [Timestamp: 1:59]
And when there’s a Diamondbacks game going on, it has to be a real madhouse in that place with the fans cheering the team or booing the umpire—not your place for quiet reflection. So there’s a lot for the sound system to cut through sometimes.
Yeah, it gets pretty loud, especially with everybody cheering and watching the game. Before the games start, when they’re open, they also have typically some type of a band or something that they’ll bring in with a stage outside, so they’re usually pretty loud too. So that kind of gets the crowd revved up and then once the game starts, things take off and go. [Timestamp: 2:33]
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