When the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, relocated from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, the city of Worcester built Polar Park as the home field for the now Worcester Red Sox.
The Polar Park design team hired consulting firm WJHW to design the needed sound system. Central Communications was awarded the installation contract and they selected Fulcrum Acoustic products for the bulk of the project.
Polar Park requested an efficient system with a full range of sound and strong intelligibility.
WJHW created a distributed design, requiring high output, high fidelity, and good pattern control from a compact system.
Central Communications mounted seventeen of Fulcrum Acoustic’s FH1566 Full-Range Coaxial Horns along the sunshade, wrapping around the stands from first base to third base. The FH15s produce extremely high output using a single amplifier channel, creating an efficient method of providing coverage to the lower level of seating within the bowl.
Their coaxial design produces broadband pattern control to contain sound within the stadium and focus coverage directly on the fans for superior intelligibility while minimizing size. Three of Fulcrum’s FH1565 loudspeakers covered the left field lawn seating from their position above the scoreboard.
“Fulcrum Acoustic’s FH is easy to power and offers great low frequency response,” says Vin Maiuri from Central Communications. “Polar Park wanted full range sound from their system and the FHs are more than enough to make the stadium come alive.”
The compact enclosures of Fulcrum’s CX Series deliver coverage for the handicap and bar seating shaded by the overhang of box seats above. Other fill coverage was provided by JBL and Bose products.