in October 2007
Gulf Coast Gamble
By Coukie Boocheck
Hard Rock Biloxi bounces back after Katrina's assault.
|Today's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi MS, risen from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
On August 29, 2005, a storm called Katrina decided it would visit the southern gulf coast of the United States and cause more damage than the US had seen from a hurricane in history. One of the hardest hit areas was Biloxi MS, where the newly finished Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which was preparing to open its doors in the next couple of days, was almost totally destroyed. Some of the treasured Hard Rock memorabilia was found days later, floating in the Gulf of Mexico. Thirty-foot waves crashed into the casino, devastating it and filling the Casino, Live Concert Venue and all of the first few floors of the facility with seawater.
The damage was not unlike everything we saw on television, just worse….Obviously, the mood was glum among all the new employees who, in Hard Rock form, had bonded as family in the weeks prior as they trained and prepared to greet the new guests who already sold out the hotel for months in advance. Within days after Katrina, the phones began to work and Technomedia Solutions was in touch with the Hard Rock people in Biloxi discussing how it could help.
Technomedia was eager to offer its services, without charge, of course, to go into the facility and try to salvage anything and everything that was still in usable condition. After days of evaluation, it was discovered that little was protected from the storm surge; the L-Acoustics speaker systems, which were salvaged from the Live Concert Venue, and some small racks were moved to storage for safekeeping until the project was ready for them again.
The team cleaned, dried and loaded the salvageable hardware into containers for what would end up being some long-term storage. However, after a tough mountain of insurance procedures and red tape, the Biloxi owners were ready to do it again. Technomedia had to rebuild the multi-million-dollar systems with new replacements and refurbished hardware to keep the tight budget in check.
Time To Rebuild
The hotel was scheduled to open on September 1, 2005, only days after Katrina passed its way. The project began as a vision of Hard Rock Corporation and Premiere Entertainment Biloxi, LLC. Joe Billhimer, president and COO of Hard Rock Biloxi, led his team in the build and rebuild of the project with the capable hands of Karl Bulot in the project management and VP of services role.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi is owned and operated by Premier Entertainment, d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The $235 million project includes a Hard Rock-themed casino with about 1500 slot machines and 50 table games, five restaurants including a Hard Rock Café, a full-service spa, 12-story hotel with 318 rooms and suites, a unique Hard Rock-themed beach pool, a 1200-capacity entertainment venue and retail shops. “We have always known the Hard Rock brand would be something truly unique,” Hard Rock’s Billhimer said. “Today, it’s an even more special project and we are honored to finally show guests what we have built for them.”
Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International, offered, “The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is an important, strategic addition as we continue our global hotel and gaming portfolio.” He added, “The city and residents of Biloxi have persevered through the terrible tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and we are proud to welcome them and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi to the Hard Rock family.”
Hard Rock Memorabilia
|A view of what was left of the area around the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, only days before the hotel's original planned opening day, but after Katrina hit.
Upon entry, guests are greeted with an impressive two-story memorabilia display, including newly appointed guitars, plus celebrity pants, shirts, awards, a variety of instruments, posters, photos and more. Recovered pieces of memorabilia (including Johnny Cash’s guitar, found by a local citizen and returned to Hard Rock) are featured in the separate Katrina memorial located on the entrance wall to the Casino, next to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Famous artist memorabilia is abundant throughout the property, with the right mix of genres and decades to suit all demographics and tastes.
Among Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi’s feature attractions is Rise Lounge, the hotel’s decadent top floor lounge from nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber and brother Scott, founders of the Gerber Group and creators of glamorous restaurants, lounges and bars worldwide. With its penthouse space, cutting-edge interiors, signature cocktails and unparalleled views of the city, Rise Lounge is a site for casual evening cocktails and the ultimate setting for a wildly hot nightclub, come midnight.
The legendary upscale steakhouse group, Ruth’s Chris, founded in New Orleans more than 40 years ago, is the hotel and casino’s premiere culinary offering. The 223-seat restaurant is located just outside the gaming entrance along the hotel’s main thoroughfare. Guests at Ruth’s Chris enjoy New Orleans-inspired appetizers, the finest US Prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic desserts, all complemented by an award-winning wine list. With a crisp, modern decor, Ruth’s Chris’ resplendent environment suits the neighboring upscale casino by retaining the elegance and charm of a New Orleans fine dining institution.
Other Hotel Venues
Hard Rock Café, the brand’s signature restaurant, also is featured on the property. Keeping in stride with its traditional appeal, the Hard Rock Café offers classic American fare served in an atmosphere that pays homage to the most extensive collection of rock memorabilia in the world, including pieces from Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix. The restaurant, fully stocked bar and merchandising counter are open seven days a week.
The casino’s Center Bar, the place to “see and be seen,” is located in the center of the casino floor on an elevated platform. In addition to being the perfect place to people-watch, it displays mannequins, graphics and photos of such rock and pop culture icons as Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe.
The Biloxi casino’s beachfront emblem, the world’s largest guitar Hard Rock sign, replicates the HP Signature guitar, named for Peavey Electronics’ founder and sole owner, Hartley Peavey. Hartley operates the Meridian MS-based company that manufactures Peavey, Architectural Acoustics and MediaMatrix products.
Technomedia assembled the team of John Miceli, project director/original project senior design engineer; Richard Reisig, senior field supervising technician; Pete Tinari, project manager; Sean Lucke, John Stancil and Ken Beatty, project engineers/programmers; Kristin Wemlinger, project administrator; Matt Gall, senior technical specialist; and Sean Morrissey, Rich Billings, Chuck Lenvinduski, Jeff Stephenson, Dan Dwyre, Jason Kramp and Matos Goodwin, field technicians, to bring the project up from the rubble. “We felt blessed to be able to team with Hard Rock Biloxi again,” noted John Miceli, president and founder of Technomedia Solutions and Sound-elux Showorks “To us, it was our chance to rebuild what was tragically destroyed when Katrina rolled through our country.”
Technomedia’s scope consisted of:
• Hard Rock Live Venue: design, engineer, procure and install all AV and control components, acoustical treatments and a full lighting system to rival the best anywhere.
• Hard Rock Hotel/Casino: design, engineer, procure and install all AV/control components throughout the lobby, parking garage, valet entrance, pool area, bar areas, casino, hallways, dining venues and nightclub.
• Hard Rock Café/Retail: design, engineer, procure and install all AV in the Café and retail space.
• Taunt Lingerie Shop: procure and install components for the shop to tap into HR’s main system.
The Live Venue was actually one of the most incredible sounding rooms in the Hard Rock portfolio. The system uses L-Acoustics V-DOSC line arrays covering the entire space. These speakers were refurbished by L-Acoustics and Technomedia onsite in the venue during construction. There really was no way to effectively do this work anywhere else, with the time allotted. The first time through, Techno-media used another brand of amps for the original system, which were destroyed. When reordering, the L-Acoustics equivalent amplifiers were chosen to ensure that L-Acoustics would fully certify the system upon completion.
The main console is a Yamaha PM5D that, remarkably, was one of the pieces that was virtually undamaged during the hurricane and reused as new the second time around. Two Panasonic PT-DW7000U-K 6000 lumen DLP projectors are used to support cameras and digital video sources displayed during events. The Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Deluxe Screen Wall Quicksnap Front Projection GrayHawk RS screens provide an 88"x156" image per screen.
A few LG 50PX2DC plasma displays support the main bar with video. All audio and video is distributed through fiber networks, keeping the signals as clean and accurate as possible using products from Evertz, Extron and ICC. The bandwidth Technomedia supplied is ample to run even the most complicated headliner show with intricate monitoring, recording and remote uplink if required. Control is handled by Crestron, which Techno- media also designed, installed and programmed to control the venue and all of the mechanical and theatrical components.
Lighting design and integration was also in Technomedia’s scope. It chose to work with Mainstage Lighting to execute the design and provide the support required for installing the systems. Many of the lights required little refurbishment the second time around. Technomedia’s team flushed out most of the testing of the lighting systems at the commencement of the rebuild. SIA, one of Technomedia’s longstanding associates, was brought in for the final voicing of the room using Smaart Live.
The Casino design was a partnership between Technomedia and Peavey Electronics, personally led by Hartley Peavey. Peavey’s facilities, located in Meridian MS, were close enough to Biloxi to feel the storm’s aftermath. Hartley Peavey was personally dedicated to support the hotel in any way he could and provided a great deal of support the first and second time around. For audio processing on the casino system, Technomedia chose the Peavey Nion system, a DSP-based new generation of the MediaMatrix family. Its quality, flexibility and ability to communicate through a WAN and its ability to be scaled made it the right choice, according to Miceli.
|Audio and video elements are spread throughout the facility, including in eating areas.
“We are very excited about our relationship we have developed with Peavey and their involvement with our project,” said Billhimer. “We are pleased to be associated with such a prestigious company. It’s a great opportunity for everyone involved.”
Hartley Peavey added, “Peavey is synonymous with both music and Mississippi, and it’s an honor to be involved with Hard Rock in Mississippi. We’re proud to celebrate our 40th anniversary with Hard Rock, another world-class, highly respected name in rock ‘n’ roll.”
For the video solution for the Casino, Technomedia integrated with the building’s Paltronics slot machine/marketing system to bring gaming and entertainment together under one product and control. This allowed the client greater flexibility to display marketing messages and gaming-related messages around the building on any of the displays, along with entertainment and brand-building media.
For routing between marketing messages and HD DirecTV boxes, AutoPatch 32x32 VGA matrix switchers were used as well as Gefen VGA over Cat5 extenders. The Crestron system had master control over all of this, as programmed by Technomedia’s Ken Beatty, to give it simplicity while accomplishing difficult streams of communication and control.
LG plasma and LCD monitors were chosen due to the quality price point and the overall reliability and company support value. With displays, they are not all created equal, according to the integrator, so it’s important to know the minute differences when choosing between the many great options on the market. Four Panasonic PT-DW7000U-K projectors are in the lobby, with four more at the Casino’s center bar. This product was also chosen because of its price point, reliability and company support.
In the restrooms, guests are entertained with Seura Mirrors with 15-inch LCDs hidden in the two-way mirrors. When it’s off, everything looks normal but, when they are displaying media, the image appears from deep into the mirror, creating a unique delivery medium. More than 30 of these units were installed in total at the project.
Again, the master control for the facility is based on Crestron, Technomedia integrated with the building’s wired networks and WiFi system, giving the client wireless panels that will work anywhere on the property. This gives them the ability to control the system not only from the Crestron panels, but from any of their own computer workstations in the building with security access. This feature makes it far more simple to manage all of the events and specialty needs that may arise from wherever the supervising technicians might be so time to execution is cut.
When asked who really made a difference on the project, most people noted that Technomedia works tightly as a team, and that the team as a whole worked brilliantly the first and second time around. Its dedication to the success of the project, while not so unique a mission for Technomedia, was thought by many to be beyond what was expected. Richard Reisig oversaw the day-to-day work on site, working closely with the client, other trades and the Technomedia team to bring this facility back from the rubble. Pete Tinari from the NY office covered the project management tasks and, together, they delivered a complicated project in a very short window of time.
I asked Reisig to discuss the work he did, if any, right after the hurricane and how it helped the project in the long run. “We went in to assess the damage to the system and salvage anything that we could. We ended up using the original L-Acoustics V-DOSC speakers from Hard Rock Live and the gear in the main rack room for the casino. During this second time around the project felt like a mission; we have a very close relationship with the client and would talk daily on what they felt they wanted the final product to look and sound like.
We were adding and modifying the system throughout the project to ensure that the client was satisfied. The best part was seeing the first 100 people come through the front door after four years of waiting,” stated Reisig.
In the end, the project is a great success; it’s a beautiful monument to overcoming such devastation and to a community working to provide the area with jobs, as well as a great place to enjoy music, games and relaxation. The number of people involved is vast, but everyone feels the joy that watching that building rise again from the rubble brings…and it’s overwhelming.
Hard Rock Live
10 AJA HD10C2 HDSDI/SDI serial to component analog converters
1 APC Smart-UPS 2200VA rackmount UPS
2 APC SUA2200RM2U FOH/Mon/DSP UPS
1 Apogee AD16 24/96K A/D converters
3 Apogee AD8-IFC DSUB/XLRF 25-pin to XLR female EQ rack breakout 15'8 channel
1 Apogee DA16 24/96K D/A converter
3 Apogee DA8-IFC DSUB/XLRF 25-pin to XLR male EQ rack breakout 15'8 channel
1 Bittree coaxial bay
18 Bittree analog audio, AES bays
Bittree audio patch cables
10 BSS FCS-966 8 for mons/2 (FOH)
BTX 1/8" stereo audio cables (iPod)
2 Chief CMA-105 pole mounts
2 Chief PCS-2152 ceiling mounts
6 Chief PDR-2153B mounting brackets (MU-50PZ90C)
2 Chief PSM-2152 mounting brackets (MU-42PM11)
2 Chief RPA-075 projector ceiling mounts (DS-4K)
14 Clair Brothers 12AM stage monitors
2 Clair Brothers CBA R-4 Series III side fill monitors
1 Clair Brothers CBA1100ML drum sub amps
15 Clair Brothers CBA1100QM monitor amps
1 Clair Brothers JBL-SRX718S 18" compact subwoofer; 2268H differential drive woofer
2 Clear-Com CC-260 double-ear headsets
10 Clear-Com CC-95 single-ear headsets
4 Clear-Com FL-1 call signal flashers
4 Clear-Com GM-9 gooseneck mics
2 Clear-Com HS-6 telephone-style handsets
3 Clear-Com KB-211GM dressing room stations
1 Clear-Com MS-440 4-channel main station
8 Clear-Com RS-603 beltpacks
1 Clear-Com TW-12B Clear-Com to RTS interface
1 Clear-Com TW-40 walkie-talkie interface
1 Comprehensive Audio Storehouse ASH-131 kit
2 Crestron C2N-VEQ4 mic preamp/vocal processor
1 Crestron CNTBLOCK network terminal block
2 Crestron ST-IO control unit, relay controller
1 Crestron TPS4500 active touchpanel, 12" color tilt screen (HRL AV booth)
1 Crestron TPS-4L control touchpanel, 3.8" color (HRL back bar)
2 Denon DM-S1000 tabletop scratch CD/MP3 players
1 Evertz 56000MSC+STG+HTG HD-SDI master sync generator
1 Evertz 7700ADA+1RU analog video DA
1 Evertz 7700DA10+1RU SD video DA
2 Evertz 7700DA-HD plus 1RU HD video DAs
2 Evertz 7701FR 3-slot video cardframes
1 Extron 1RU x full rack width MAAP Rack mounting frame
2 Folsom ImageProHD HD-SDI universal signal processors
2 Fujinon A20x8.6PEMD motor-driven camera lenses
5 Furman RL-LED LED lights (FOH/monitor racks)
1 HHB CDR830Plus monitor position
55 Hoffman A-SE enclosures
5 ICC fiber connector panels
2 ICC fiber bay
2 ICC network (Cat5) bays
3 Jan-Al equipment racks
4 Jan-Al 37SHOK28.22RR2C monitor EQ, accessories
1 Jan-Al STAGEMGR.4DRWR.CABL stage mgr.station
26 L-Acoustics V-DOSC 3-way line source enclosures
16 L-Acoustics SB218 dual 18" subwoofers (w/upgrade kit)
36 L-Acoustics LA48a amps 2300W/channel 4 ohms
7 L-Acoustics MTD-108a 2-way 8" high-power coaxial speakers (front fill)
5 L-Acoustics 112P powered coaxial speakers
5 L-Acoustics SB15P compact powered subwoofers
3 L Acoustics LA15a amps
1 L-Acoustics LA17a amp
3 Lake LP4D12 processors
1 Lake LP8D8 processors
1 LG 42PC3DC 42" HD plasma monitor (HRL Ticket Counter)
6 LG 50PX2DC 50" HD plasma monitors (Main Bar)
2 Marshall V-R653P-HD-SDI HD-SDI LCD triple rack monitors
1 Marshall V-R82P-AFHD HD-SDI LCD dual rack monitors
6 Middle Atlantic WRK-44-32 44-space racks w/accessories
1 Mystery Electronics AW2000 weather proofed AV enclosure (TLP-301)
7 Mystery Electronics BBTC1 blackboxes for floor boxes
7 Mystery Electronics TC10B floor boxes
4 Neumann KM184 mics
6 Neumann KMS105 mics
6 O.A. Windsor 2T-D 4702-6 25' quadbox
4 O.A. Windsor 2T-D 4702-6 50' quadbox
1 O.A. Windsor 2T-D 4702-6 100' quadbox
2 Optocore LX4AP FOH/monitor preamps, A-to-D
3 Optocore Optocon 4/2 panel SL/SR/mon panels
6 Optocore SC-SC dual frame couples
2 Optocore YG2 2x16/2x48 Yamaha digital/fiber I/O cards
6 Optocore YS2 2x16 Yamaha digital I/O cards
2 Panasonic AW-E860A 2/3" 3 CCD video cameras
2 Panasonic AW-PB504 SDI cards, AW-E800A
2 Panasonic AW-PH360N pan/tilt system
1 Panasonic AW-RP655 camera control system
2 Panasonic PT-DW7000U-K 6000 lumen WXGA DLP projectors
2 Pioneer DVD-V5000 DVD players
1 Pioneer DVJ-X1 DVD digital turntable
6 Radial J48 active direct boxes
8 Radial R344-0030-08 30' EP4-EP4
16 Radial R344-0050-08 50' EP4-EP4
2 Radial StageFlea 12-channel 25' subsnake
2 Radial StageFlea 12-channel 50' subsnake
2 Radial StageFlea 12-channel 100' subsnake
4 Radial StageSlug snake input boxes w/VLK connector
4 Sennheiser MD-421-2 mics
1 Shure 91TM mic
2 Shure Beta 52 mics
4 Shure Beta 57 mics
6 Shure Beta 98D/S mics
2 Shure KSM32 mics
12 Shure SM57 mics
8 Shure SM58 mics
2 SP Controls CatLinc RS232 extenders
2 Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Deluxe Screen Wall Quicksnap GrayHawk
RS 88'x156" front projection screens
1 Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Model C Electriscreen Ultramatte
15'9"x28' front projection screen
2 Whirlwind IMP2 passive direct boxes
4 Whirlwind 32x8 audio snakes
1 Wohler AMP1A-106 amp room rack-monitor
1 William Sound PPA375 hearing system
3 Winsted 51032 slim line rackmount boxes
1 Yamaha PM5D-RH Series FOH w/power supply
2 APC Smart-UPS 2200VA rackmount UPS
1 Apple MA242LL/C iPod AV-connection kit
8 Architectural Acoustics by Peavey ICA 2400 power amps
3 Architectural Acoustics by Peavey ICS 4200 power amps
36 Architectural Acoustics by Peavey ILS 1594H speakers
560 Architectural Acoustics by Peavey PHR 860 BLK W/HRDWR ceiling speakers
3 Atlas AT100D wall-mounted 70V attenuators
39 Atlas ATS183GL 360° coverage speakers
6 Atlas FAP82T speaker grilles for FAP82T
28 Atlas FAP82T speaker, 8" full range ceiling can
7 Atlas SD72W 8" full-range flush-mounted speakers
1 AutoPatch modular CatPro RX matrix switcher
8 AutoPatch VGA modules for Modula frame
3 Barco Folsom R9860412 ImagePRO-HD
6 Black Box JPM410A LC fiber adapter plates
1 Black Box JPM419A fiber patch panel
4 Chief CMA0406 4-6' extension adjust columns
17 Chief CMA-115 ceiling plates
4 Chief FPM-4101 tilt mounts (Guitar Tree Display Case)
1 Chief FSM4101 static wall mount (LG 50PX2DC)
7 Chief FWP-110B mount for 15" Sharps (elevators)
4 Chief MSR-6394 low-profile fixed wall mounts
1 Chief MWH-UB single-stud swing arm wall mount
2 Chief PAC400 rotating mounting plates
6 Chief PCS-2128 mount (LG M4201CBA)
3 Chief PCS-2152 single-display ceiling mounts
1 Chief PCS-2153 large flat-panel ceiling mount
1 Chief PDC-2152 dual ceiling mount
4 Chief PST-2044 low-profile fixed wall mounts
3 Chief PST-2128 low-profile fixed wall mounts
3 Chief PST-2151 low-profile fixed wall mounts
51 Chief PST-2152 low-profile fixed wall mounts
9 Chief PST-2153 low-profile fixed wall mounts
8 Chief RPA-075 projector ceiling mounts
3 Chief RPA-U projector mounts
4 Contemporary Research 232-ATSC HDTV tuners
3 Crest Audio CM 2208 power amps
24 Crest Audio PRO 9200 power amps
4 Crest Performance CPT-2652 speakers
3 Crestron CNTBLOCK parallel distribution block for Cresnet
3 Crestron CNXRMC room control box
1 Crestron CT-1000 touchpanel
9 Crestron ST-COM control unit, RS232 protocol
2 Crestron TPMC 8X wireless touchpanel
2 Crestron TPMC 8X-DS desktop docking station for TPMC-8X
2 Crestron TPS2000 control touchpanel white
1 Crestron TPS-4000 touchpanel
2 Crestron TPS-4000LB control touchpanel, 10.4" color
6 Crestron TPS4LW control touchpanel
2 Doremi XDVI-20s SDI to HD-SDI converters
5 Electro-Voice UW30 underwater speakers
1 Extron 3-output composite video MDA, mini DA
3 Extron NTSC TV, cable tuners
2 Extron video distribution amps
3 Extron DA12v composite video distribution amps
4 Extron ASA 141 audio summing amps
3 Extron ASA 101 audio summing adapter
1 Extron SW 4AV RCA 4-channel audio switcher RCA
2 FSR FL-1300 stage AV floor box
11 Gefen DVI-D fiber extender transmitters, receivers
8 Gefen DVI extenders, Cat5 extreme trans/rec sets
1 Gefen 1x2 HDMI splitter
3 Gefen 1:2 VGA hubs
3 Gefen 1:4 VGA hubs
2 Gefen HDMI-1000HD HDMI fiber extender transmitters, receivers
40 Gefen VGA Extender LR Cat5 VGA extenders
1 Hoffman 43110 18x12x4 box
4 Intelix A2 stereo audio over Cat5 transceivers
1 Ivie IE-45 RT-60 reflection analysis upgrade for RTA
1 Ivie IE45 spectrum analyzer
1 Ivie IE-45IM interface module, omni mic
1 Ivie RTA real time analysis software for Windows
1 Jan-Al 50DBLSHOK22.23RR6C double rack case
10 Key Digital KD-VA5 component to VGA converters
18 Klipsch CA-800-TSW 8" surface-mounted subwoofers
20 Klipsch IC-6T white grilles
15 Klipsch IC-8T-SW 8" flush-mounted subwoofers
4 LG 32LC2DC 30" LCD monitors
43 LG 42PC3DC 42" HD plasma monitors
1 LG 50PC5DC 50" plasma w/tuner
2 LG 50PM1M 50" HD plasma monitors
8 LG 50PX2DC 50" HD plasma monitors
4 LG M3201C-BA 32" LCD monitors
9 LG M4201CBA 42" LCDs (no tuner or speakers)
3 LG MU-60PZ95V 60" plasma monitors
7 MediaMatrix NION n6 processing nodes
11 MediaMatrix NION input cards
17 MediaMatrix NION output cards
1 Middle Atlantic DWR-10-22 equipment rack (wall mounted)
2 Middle Atlantic DWR-12-22 12-space wall-mount racks
4 Panasonic DVD-F87S 5-disc DVD players
4 Panasonic ET-MD75DV DVI-D input modules
4 Panasonic ET-MD77DV DVI-D input modules
8 Panasonic PT-DW7000U-K 6000 lumens WXGA DLP projectors
6 Peavey CEL-2a compressor expander/gate, limiters
165 Peavey IMPULSE 6T B / PR 606T speaker
8 Peavey Impulse 6T speakers w/bracket
7 Peavey KOSMOS V2 dynamics processors
2 Peavey Pro Comm PCV U302 handheld wireless mic systems
2 Peavey Pro Comm PCX U1002 handheld wireless mic systems
6 Peavey PV 231EQ graphic equalizers
4 Peavey QW 118 subwoofers
8 Peavey Versarray VR 112 line array enclosures
4 Peavey Versarray VR 218 subwoofers
2 Peavey VR LIFT lifts for Versarray line arrays
2 Pioneer CDJ-1000 pro CD players
1 Pioneer DJM-800 4-channel DJ mixer
1 QSC CX302V 2-channel amp
1 Rane TTM 57SL performance mixer w/Serato Scratch Live software
2 Renkus-Heinz TRX121/12 12" full-range flush-mounted speakers, w/U-bracket
4 Samsung LN-S2341W 23" LCD (Guitar Tree Display Case)
34 Séura R2436-15.1 24"x36" mirrors w/15" LCD screen
12 Sharp LC15SH7U 15" LCD screen
2 Shure MX184 lavalier mics
5 SP Controls CatLinc HD component to Cat5 video trans, receivers
6 SP Controls CatLinc VID composite video, stereo audio trans, receivers
4 Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Deluxe Firehawk 87.8"x156" (16:9 ratio) front-projection screens
6 Tannoy 110 SR 10" self-powered subwoofers
19 Tannoy CMS-801-DCPI 8" full-range flush-mounted speakers w/back cans
2 Technics SL-1210M5G turntables
1 Trans-Lux LED JET tickertape projection system
3 ViewSonic PJ506D 1600 lumen standard def projectors
4 Vutec PrismaTec dual-sided 60"x107" (16:9 ratio) screens
10 Xantech 283-M IR emitters
4 Zenith DVB612 DVD players
List is edited from information supplied by Technomedia Solutions.
Coukie Boocheck is an independent writer and marketing consultant.