Technomad at Greenwood Community Theatre: PowerChiton, Breakout Box, Noho C


Here’s a great installation our dealer Custom Audio in Abbeville, SC shared.   This project highlights how PowerChiton weatherproof amplifiers  combined with Technomad’s weatherproof loudspeakers make challenging outdoor installations a snap.

Over to Jon Lee (Custom Audio Sales):

“Here are some partial pictures of a rectangular Courtyard between GCT (Greenwood Community Theatre) and The Federal Building/Arts Center, in “Uptown” Greenwood, SC. Technomad Noho Speakers are installed for “short throw” application, due to entrances/exits and small stage placement. The audio system is designed for spoken word reinforcement, background music reinforcement and small-format (acoustic singles/duos) musical group reinforcement/tie-in.”

“The Breakout Box XL gives users a weatherproof mixer and “front-end” to the PowerChiton outdoor amplifier system.
The audio system, designed by JL with help from the Custom Audio & Lighting team and Technomad, was designed to operate as a free-standing audio system for single acoustic musical acts, singer/acoustic guitarists, or similar duos, or to tie-in to a larger installed audio system. This public space also hosts storytelling presentations,  kids shows (animals, clowns,etc.) and wedding ceremonies and receptions.”

“The system can be used as an ‘overflow’ space  for GCT and the Arts Center Gallery space.  Each of those spaces is linked from their respective audio mixers to the PowerChiton outdoor amplifier and Breakout Box XL via wireless transmitters and receivers, in order to prevent anticipated buzzes/hums/ground loops.  This way the program material occurring in either indoor space can be “piped” into the Technomad-powered outdoor overflow space, with a simple turn of a knob. Both interior spaces are wired very simply, so nothing has to be done inside, to transmit outside.”

“With Technomad’s easy-to-use integrated mixer operation by multiple operators is smooth. The larger new Breakout Box XL  allows for in-box storage of Handheld wireless mic., a pouch with bodypack and lav/lapel mic., and spare batteries, as well as iPod cables with adaptors. I tethered the iPod interface cables and adaptors to the inside of Breakout Boxes with trick line, in order to prevent accidental misplacement. I also siliconed in a foam-core barrier/lip to prevent microphone rolling out, etc.  The Breakout Box XL is just the right size for  accessory/microphone storage and easy use by multiple operators.”