Sunnyview Expo Center
Serving as the Wnnebago County fairgrounds, the Sunnyview Expo Center offers space for trade shows and public exhibits plus horse and livestock shows, concerts, rodeos, 4H and scouting events, auctions, fairs, races, weddings, and even an annual circus.
Given the wide range of events that they host, the Center needed an extremely flexible set of sound systems. Lewis Sound & Video designed a DSP-controlled audio backbone which feeds loudspeakers we installed in the various buildings and outdoor areas on the grounds.
"The main advantage of the DSP is flexibility," says Henry Lewis. "At a push of a button, staff can run any audio anywhere on the property." It's essentially a huge, 78-acre room-combining system serving the following areas:
A large number of preprogrammed settings on the DSP make operation easy, greatly reducing the need for technical ability within the operating staff. A central control area in the exposition building includes the main racks plus monitor speakers, allowing personell to hear what's going on in any zone on the property.
The system has proven itself over a 15 year lifespan. Lewis Sound did the original installation in 1990, added components during expansion of the expo hall in 1995, and have returned for maintenance and upgrades as needed. Operation has been extremely reliable except for damage caused by several lightening strikes over the years. In response, we installed a surge arresting system in 2003, which has prevented any further storm damage.
The Center's management and staff have been very pleased with our work.
The 4,400-seat grandstand is part of a property-wide, DSP-based audio backbone.
Loudspeakers are permanently installed yet served by portable racks plugged into the backbone.
The exposition building offers 31,000 sq-feet of space for trade shows, exhibits and other events.
The main exhibit hall has ceiling-hung speakers plus a number of inputs into the audio backbone.
The south wing with three dividable meeting rooms (shown with all but one airwall open).
The Covered Horse Arena is one of several buildings on the 78-acre property.
Interior of the horse arena. A portable rack offers wired & wireless mics plus music sources.
The center includes a 1/3 mile dirt track used for stock car races, rodeos and other events.
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