BOSTON, June 6, 2007–Technomad Associates, LLC today announced that Wellington School of Columbus, a high school located in Columbus, Ohio, has installed a Technomad Turnkey PA System in a makeshift press box at the school´s new soccer field. The Wellington School Turnkey System features two Technomad Noho C loudspeakers with a 2-channel 70 volt power amplifier, audio mixer, speaker cables, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure.

Technomad Turnkey PA Systems are complete, pre-integrated, plug and play packages that allow the user to be up and running quickly. Technomad sold the system to Wellington School through SPL Integrated Solutions, a Technomad dealer headquartered in Columbia, Maryland with a sales office in Columbus. Ruscilli Construction Co. of Columbus designed and built the soccer field (including bleachers and press boxes) and integrated the PA systems. The field was designed and developed over the winter, and the Technomad installation was completed in March.

SPL recommended Technomad for a variety of reasons, including the weatherproof loudspeaker design, due to the year-round outdoor installation, and high quality audio output for music and voice. According to Benny Young, Account Executive at SPL, an important reason for selecting the Technomad system was the company´s ability to provide a special amplifier option to drive the audio signal over a long distance.

"This was a challenging project because the home team bleachers do not include a press box and they wanted the announcer to be located on the opposite side of the field where the home team assembles," said Young. "Since the initial design plans didn´t include an actual press box, Ruscilli Construction Co. had to pipe under the synthetic grass surface to run speaker cables to a field box where the portable Technomad PA equipment rack connects. The longer than average distance between the amplifier and speakers across the field required a Technomad custom package with a 70 volt amplifier."

Young added that Technomad recommended a special adaptive mounting bracket that enabled the Ruscilli electrician to install the speakers on round metal light poles, since the traditional flat-surface press box installation was not an option. The two Noho C loudspeakers are installed on one light pole with one speaker covering the home bleachers and the other speaker aimed across the field for the best possible audio dispersion. SPL provided wiring and integration advice to Ruscilli Construction Co. throughout the course of the project.

"The Technomad loudspeakers provide excellent sound quality for voice," said Young. "Because they are speaker cabinets and not horn systems, the Nohos have woofers that reproduce the low frequencies of the human voice. They also play music back at high quality. This is a shortcoming of a horn system, which tend to feature all mid and high frequencies with no bass. The weatherproof design is also important because there is no concern of them being affected by harsh weather."

Technomad loudspeakers are available separately or as part of six Turnkey PA Systems also featuring an audio mixer, power amplifier, speaker cables, speaker mounting brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure. The company recently reduced prices of all six Turnkey PA Systems by between two and seven percent, while introducing upgrades to the rack enclosure, mixer and AC power.


Technomad Associates, LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers eight models ranging in power from the 60-watt Vernal 15 to the 800-watt Chicago 15/12 subwoofer. In 2000, Technomad introduces its range of complete Turnkey PA systems that have turned previous complex integration jobs into simple, one-line orders. Please contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit for more information.

About the Author:

eSchool News