Alcatraz, The Rock, San
Everyone knows Alcatraz. It is now part of the Golden Gate
National Recreation Area of the National Park Service. Tours
everyday, hours vary according to season. Spectacular views of San
Francisco and the Bay Area. Averages 2000-4000 visitors a
day. The rangers said they wanted a voice system for the dock that
didn't sound like a tin can and had enough level to cut through
the background noise of boats & helicopters. They also said
they wanted a quality sound system as most of their visitors are
used to hearing good audio. A Community R.5 really did the job. It
justs sounds so clear and natural.
We also have installed 9 "docent stations"
where docents or Rangers can give talks. Each station has a Danley
Go2-8 loudspeaker, a Lectrosonics R400A & SSM wireless
microphone system, Surge-X power conditioner and a small JBL
amplifier. Sounds really good!
Alliance Francaise 1345
Bush St. San Francisco (415) 775-7755
A nice small theater
with Community R.25' loudspeakers, QSC PLX 1802 amplifier and a
Shure SCM262 mixer.
New athletic director Pete Russell wanted to improve the sound
at the high school. First was the field with a Community R.25.
Then we supplied some used Community RS-Jrs to the gym. Huge
Burlingame Masons Lodge, 145 Park, Burlingame
Beautiful old auditorium
with 4 Community STS28 loudspeakers. Rane DSP, QSC amplifiers.
Special thanks to Henry and the guys at Liberty Electric for their
Beautiful museum located on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate
Bridge and the Pacific Ocean. The Florence Gould Theater has the
finest acoustics of any theater I've ever been in.
Sennheiser ALD System with Crown mics, Shure SC wireless, ASA
Cases, Mackie Mixers.
Very nice small theater
with Community SLS 920's
mains. Community SBS22's are "flown" under the stage from rubber
isolators. Community MVP28's are used as stage monitors. Each
loudspeaker has its own amp channel, QSC CX1102's for mains and
subs and a QSC ISA750 for monitors. Each amp has its own 20 amp
circuit, run off a Furman ASD120 distro-sequencer. There are two
mixers: a Rane MLM82A for using the system locally, and a Mackie
1604VLZPRO for larger productions. We installed a 28 pair snake
and many custom outlets
and patch panels, all from Rapco. The mics are Shure and
Crown, CD and cassettes are Tascam. Monitor eq's are from Rane and
system control is a Community DSC52, which does all eq, limiting,
delay and crossovers. The system sounds wonderful. This school is
very lucky to have Rich Bice as their musical director. He was the
head of Palto Alto Jazz Records and leader & trumpeter of the
Full Faith & Credit big band. A really neat guy! see Application Note
We recently upgraded the Music Room there, too. A pair of Bose
802's had never sounded very good until the addition of a QSC
CX502 with the nifty QSC DSP-3 plug-in module (eight bands of
parametric eq per channel). A few minutes with the laptop and that
system never sounded this good!
Cha Cha Cha's, 1801 Haight St. and McCarthy's 2327 Mission, San
(Haight St.) A very loud cuban restuarant and bar. Dining room
has Community CPL27's and a Crown CL1. The bar has Community
MVP25's and a QSC ISA750. Each room has a Shure SCM262
mixer. McCarthy's has a Rane BB22 for their iPod going to
QSC ISA 750 amplifiers and Community I/O5's loudspeakers with
Community CPL51 subwoofers. A Middle Atlantic rack and power
sequencer complete the install.
the Golden Gate Bridge is this old historic monument.
Community Wet 228's
sparkle in salt
air. Crown power amps, Shure microphones and a Furman mixer
complete this marvelous sound system.
Wonderful theater for performances and plays. Community CPL43's,
Community XTL55 subwoofer, Crown power amps and mics
A wonderfull sound system for the atheletic field.
2 Community R.5HP's cover the home side with a Community R1 for
the visitors side. All powered by a QSC PLX3602 and a Shure SCM262
mixer.We've also upgraded the gym with 5
Community R.25's and a CPL51 subwoofer. Power by a Lab Gruppen
C10:4X amplifier with a Monster power conditioner, Rane RPM2
digital processor and a Shure SCM262 mixer.
A beautiful, restored theater where the center cluster wasn't
covering the under balcony areas. We added a Community SLS915 on each side
that completely accomplishes the job. Powered by a Crown K-1
amplifier with a Rane ME30B. A simple solution to a complicated
Live Oak Theater,
1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (510) 649-5999
A small performing arts theater for plays. We added a Community
effects and playback. QSC power.
A system for their sports field with Community R.5 loudspeakers
and a small rack
with a Rane mixer and a QSC power Amp.
The gym has 2
Danley SM80's with a Danley TH112 subwoofer. Processing by
Symetrix, power by QSC
230 Calif. St. SF Large ristorante & bar. Another
"Holmes on Homes" type job. They were totally screwed by a
big box store who tried to install a sound system.
San Francisco Housing Authority
We redid their Commission
Room that has public hearings. Shure SCM810's automatic
microphone mixers and a Shure DFR11EQ5 automatic feedback reducer.
QSC speakers for their light weight and a QSC CX404 4-channel
power amp. No 70 volt here!
An international touring company of political satire. Many
famous actors and actresses have started their careers with the
San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Tour system : Community RS220's, VBS212's, CSX28M's, Carver
Amplifiers, Rane equalizers, Ramsa WR-S4424 mixing console with
We've done a wonderful outdoor system for their
with Community WET228's, a Crown CL1 and a Rane MLM82A. We've also
now done their gym with a single Community CPL43 loudspeaker with
a Mackie 406M powered mixer.
Beautiful room that looks old but is new construction. Great
system with 4 Community
STS28's, a Shure DFR22 that controls everything, Shure
wireless, Rane MLM82a mixer and a QSC CX1102 amplifier. ZOO TRAIN
: We've also converted one of the guided tour trains with
Community I/O5's loudspeakers with an amp/ mixer from Inter-M and
a Shure headset mic.
Their cafeteria is a busy, multi-function space. Community I/O8
loudspeakers, QSC amp, Monster power center, Shure ULXP
wireless and a Shure mixer.
The gym has 2
Danley Sound Labs SH-100's with a QSC amp, Shure wireless mics and
a Rane mixer.
This is where they run earthquake simulations on structures.
They needed a high quality voice system with good
intelligibilty and projection. Using a single Community SLS920 it
was easy. Other equipment includes a Rane DMS22 dual mic pre (very
cool), Shure UC wireless and a Crown CL1 power amplifier. It
This Mendocino community came together and restored this
We didn't get the sale
but the drive was worth
Fourth St. San Rafael (415) 256-1818
A nice restuarant owned by Chef Bill, who made ChaChaCha's &
McCarthy's in SF.
We normally don't do home theater projects but a few people
have pleaded with us and we've completed some nice ones. Here's a
picture of one of
those, with 5-Community CSV8B's and a CommunityVBS210 subwoofer.
La Peņa Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (510)849-2573
Premier performance theater for all third world music & dance.
Restaurant & gift shop. Non-profit run, also offers community
outreach and education. La Peņa does many, many benefits.
Community RS NFB's flown in stereo, Community VBS212 subwoofers,
Community CSX38M monitors, all Carver PM 1400 power, Rane EQ's.
Skylark, 3089 16th St,
San Francisco (415) 621-9294
Community CSX25-S2's (front),Community RS660's (rear) &
Community TD218S subwoofer. QSC ISA750 &PLX3602 power
amplifiers. Rane RPM26z DSP & Rane BB22. Middle Atlantic rack
and power sequencer. Recently we simpified the users interface
with a Rane BB22 behind the bar for iPods and the DJ system direct
into the Rane RPM26z DSP. There's a Rane VP2 volume control behind
the bar and that's it.