Barclays Center

Home to the Brooklyn Nets, and the future home of the New York Islanders, Barclays Center’s house sound is powered by EAW loudspeaker systems and has become a “must-hear” destination for all sports and music fans.

The house system in Barclays Center’s main bowl features six line-array hangs that consist of 10 EAW KF740 enclosures and four EAW SB1001 subwoofers, all powered by 43 Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q four-channel amplifiers generating a total of 210,000 W. The upper reaches of the bowl are covered by a distributed system featuring 40 EAW MK2366 speakers, which also fill in under the scoreboard. The system was designed by Parsons Technologies in collaboration with A/V consultant Dallas-based WJHW.

“Many times I get asked why the sound system at Barclays sounds so incredibly good,” states Parsons Technologies Dave Potts. “I always answer that there was a TEAM of people that designed the system, not any one person.”

The TEAM consisted of Parsons Technologies Engineering staff, consultants from WJHW, the rigging designers from Polar Focus, and experts from EAW.

Potts continues, “Each one of the team members had invaluable input as to the final system design and ultimately the excellent outcome. Of course many kudos must also go out to the excellent operational team which runs the system at Barclays and keep it sounding good at all times during events.”

Contacts: Kevin Day/WJHW (Dallas)

Contractor, Dave Potts – Parson’s Technologies.


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