Bogen Communications, Inc. and Apogee Sound International, LLC, announced today that Daytona International Speedway has installed Bogen and Apogee sound equipment in its new World Center of Racing.
The World Center of Racing is a new multi-million dollar, state-of-the art venue located within the Daytona Speedway’s infield. It offers an "up-close and personal" fan experience with interactive displays; a tribute area to racing legends; rooftop spectator areas; specialty vehicle infield parking; renovated NEXTEL Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series Garages; a new Gatorade Victory Lane; and the new Daytona 500 Club building. All sound reinforcement in these areas is delivered exclusively through Bogen and Apogee sound equipment.
The Daytona Infield sound reinforcement system was designed by a Bogen/Apogee professional design team and engineered and installed by QuestCom Group, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL. The Haskell Company of Jacksonville was the general contractor for the Daytona Infield project. The construction of the project had a six-month timeframe for completion, while the entire sound system had to be installed in three months, from wiring to testing.
Lloyd Chaisson, Bogen’s executive vice president of sales and business development, says, "Daytona’s new infield demonstrates that Bogen and Apogee…were able to deliver a range of products that perform flawlessly in any setting and under any condition, from the upscale environs of the Daytona 500 Club to the demanding outdoor FanZone."
Fifty-six Apogee AFI-4SX loudspeakers and 68 NEAR A-Series A2T, A6T, and A8T loudspeakers deliver outdoor sound for the new Daytona 500 FanZone, which gives fans an intense personal encounter with stock car racing. The FanZone provides viewing areas of garages and tech inspections and has a view of Gatorade Victory Lane. The AFI-4SX speakers, Apogee’s all-weather fixed installation workhorse, supply music and voice through magnetic fluid-cooled drivers, each offering 200W of music power (with peak performance of 800W). Fifteen Apogee CA-8000 amplifiers and 15 Bogen M-Class amplifiers deliver are also used in the FanZone Area.
The DAYTONA 500 Club, located in the infield overlooking Gatorade Victory Lane, is a VIP hospitality and entertainment area. Bogen High-Fidelity Ceiling Speakers are used to deliver race action to Club Members. Power Vector modular input amplifiers allow fans the choice to listen to track, music, or audio feeds throughout the area.
Each newly renovated NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage has NEAR A8T loudspeakers located on the outside to supply music and track information to fans. NASCAR Busch Series Garages have Bogen SPT30A Metal Outdoor Horn loudspeakers to provide track announcements for drivers and their crew.
At Gatorade’s new Victory Lane, two Apogee all-weather AFI-4SX loudspeakers were installed in the podium area for the best possible delivery of sound.
Daytona’s new Specialty Vehicle Parking area includes a fitness center and playground area near Lake Lloyd. Bogen’s High-Fidelity Ceiling Speakers (HFCS1) and NEAR A-Series loudspeakers, driven by Power Vector modular input amplifiers, provide music and track information for guests.
18 – AFI-4WSX (Standard) Apogee Contractor Series Loudspeakers
4 – AFI-4WSX (Horn Rotated) Apogee Contractor Series Loudspeakers
42 – AFI-4SX Apogee Contractor Series Loudspeakers
4 – AFI-4 Horizontal Yoke Apogee Yoke
17 – CA-8000 Apogee CA-Series Amplifier
116 – HFCS1 Bogen High-Fidelity Ceiling Speakers
28 – CS1EZ Bogen Easy Design® Ceiling Speakers
105 – SPT30A Bogen Horn Speakers
37 – AT10A Bogen Speaker Line Attenuator 10W
3 – AT35A Bogen Speaker Line Attenuator 35W
8 – M300 Bogen Power Amplifier 300W
7 – M300 Bogen Power Amplifier 600W
1 – V250 Bogen Power Vector Amplifier 250W
2 – V150 Bogen Power Vector Amplifier 150W
1 – V60 Bogen Power Vector Amplifier 60 W
2 – V35 Bogen Power Vector Amplifier 35W
15 – BAL2S Bogen Parametric Equalizer Modules
3 – TBL1S Bogen Transformer Balanced Input Modules
2 – MIC1S Bogen Transformer Balanced Input Modules
2– SAX1R Bogen Stereo Auxiliary Modules
4 – OPS1 NEAR Orbit Pendant Speakers
22 – A8T NEAR A-Series Speaker 64W
51 – A6T NEAR A-Series Speaker 32W
24 – A2T NEAR A-Series Speaker 16W