Prior to the recently completed sonic upgrade that introduced a new PA based around RCF’s TTL 55-A line array modules at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, the venue logged a little over ten years with its predecessor, another RCF rig using smaller two-way loudspeakers that were also products of the Italian company’s TTL lineup.
“When Ketch called me shortly before COVID hit and said he wanted to move up to a bigger system in the theatre, I was more than happy to go do a demo of our 55 box,” recalls RCF USA VP of Sales and Marketing Tarik Solangi. “It was one of those they listened to it and loved it presentations, and then all of a sudden the pandemic shut everything down and we were left in limbo.”
Needless to say, when the virus finally began losing its grip and the world began to unmask, the Ferguson Center picked up the pieces of its upgrade plan and moved forward, sealing the deal and further cementing a relationship with RCF now in its second decade.
The Ferguson Center’s current collection of TTL 55-A components was tuned by RCF’s Oscar Mora to be deployed in a standard left-right/sub configuration using the manufacturer’s RDNet network and control platform, which provides for array and zone grouping, monitoring, and an ability to make high-pass, EQ, gain, and delay adjustments on individual loudspeakers. Along with the theatre’s standard configuration, Mora also created presets within the RDNet software enabling the PA to be quickly changed into an end-fire configuration or gradient end-fire arrangement.
“While we’ve become well-known for our HDL Series loudspeakers,” Solangi adds, “this installation shines a spotlight on our flagship TT+ Series, which is expressly designed for live concerts, sports events, speech reinforcement, performing arts centers like Ferguson, and other high-end applications. We have some interesting plans to expand the product group in the very near future, but for now we couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship with everyone here at the Ferguson Center. It’s a positive association that anyone in this industry would be rightly proud of.”