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Drivers, Horns

Duke Point Ferry Terminal

15-Year Anniversary: Community Loudspeakers Give Long-Lasting Performance at BC Ferries Duke Point Terminal
The Community installation at the Duke Point Ferry Terminal at Nanaimo on Vancouver Island has been facing the full force of coastal weather 365 days a year for 15 years. The cluster system, which utilizes Community's legendary M4 compression driver on five PC1542M and three PC1564M long-throw, pattern-control horns, was designed by Barry McKinnon of MC Squared System Design Group of Vancouver and installed by Don Crocker and the team at Victoria, BC-based Sound Source & Lightrix. BC Ferries built the Duke Point Ferry Terminal in 1997. The Duke Point main audio system was designed to broadcast from a single point to avoid signal delays and echoes across its wide area of coverage. The tower mounted loudspeakers are also positioned so that the audio does not aim or spill towards residential areas on nearby Gabriola Island. A recent check determined the system is still performing perfectly today.