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Soccer Field

Pole Mount - Sideline and Field

The loudspeakers are pole mounted at least 30 feet above the ground on light poles about 180 feet apart.
 
Seating may be on the ground between the poles or on small bleachers.  
 
Higher mounting points are preferred to minimize the effects of artificial echoes, ensuring good intelligibility.
 
Another option is using only one loudspeaker array position to cover the sideline area to consolidate the loudspeakers on one pole (see the design template for "Soccer Field Pole Mount-Sideline Coverage")
Two (2) R.35-3896 (sideline coverage)
Two (2) R.35-3896 (field coverage)
 
Great musicality and excellent voice articulation for the seating area and the middle of the field.
Two (2) R.5-66Z (sideline coverage) 
Two (2) R.5-94Z (field coverage) 
 
Very good musicality, enhanced low frequency extension and excellent voice articulation for the seating area and the middle of the field.

AMPLIFIER

 

For maximum system performance and longevity, the loudspeakers must be properly powered to achieve the needed sound pressure level (SPL) in the listening area.

 

R.25-94Z: 400W to 600W @ 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.35COAX: 400W to 600W @ 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.35-3896: 800W to 1200W at 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.5-66Z: 400W to 600W @ 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.5-94Z: 400W to 600W @ 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.5-99Z: 400W to 600W @ 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R.5-96MAX: 1200W to 1800W at 8 ohms per loudspeaker
R2-94Z: 800W to 1200W at 4 ohms per loudspeaker
R2-52Z: 800W to 1200W at 4 ohms per loudspeaker
R2-52MAX: 1200W to 2400W at 8 ohms per loudspeaker

 

PROCESSING AND PROTECTION

 

To properly process, equalize and protect the loudspeaker systems, it is recommended to use the Community dSPEC226 digital signal processor.

 

Some amplifiers have built-in processing which may be adequate when properly programmed. Community's suggested DSP settings for R SERIES loudspeakers can be found HERE.

 

All of the loudspeakers referenced in this guide require a 24 dB per Octave electronic high pass filter for protection against over-excursion from bass-heavy program material.

 

WIRING

 

When considering the distance between the amplifier and the loudspeaker(s), the following minimum cable gauges are suggested.

 

Less than 50 feet: 14 AWG
50 to 100 feet: 12 AWG
100 to 250 feet: 10 AWG
Beyond 250 feet: Please contact the Community TAG Team

It is strongly recommended that all loudspeaker level wire be stranded, twisted and never shielded.  Loudspeaker wires should not be connected to earth ground or supporting structures.

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

 

For technical and applications assistance, please contact the Community TAG Team (Technical Applications Group) at (610) 876-3400 or tagteam@communitypro.com.

 

DESIGN GUIDE

 

To view the entire Sports Sound Loudspeaker System Design Reference Guide, CLICK HERE.