Two Technomad Noho C weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers installed on the practice field of the University of Louisville School of Music Marching and Pep Band. BOSTON, MA--The ABC-TV "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team has completed installation of a Technomad Turnkey PA System at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Technomad donated the system, featuring two weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers and a complete PA rack to power the loudspeakers, to the popular ABC series last week for a two-hour special scheduled to air in February 2008.
On November 7, Patricia and Patrick John Hughes family of Louisville, Kentucky, received word that Ty Pennington and the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team would renovate their home into a safer and more accessible home for their blind and disabled son, Patrick Henry, age 19. The storyline also includes the renovation of a practice field at University of Louisville, where Patrick Henry marches in the University of Louisville School of Music Marching and Pep Band, maneuvering his wheelchair through the formations with assistance from his father.
Technomad delivered the system for installation by Super Home Systems of Louisville in the week following the Hughes family receiving the news. According to Phil Deddens, president of Super Home Systems, the system was easily set up in one day, requiring only simple cable runs and electrical connections. The University of Louisville's practice field is the size and shape of a football field. Deddens and his team installed the two Technomad Noho C loudspeakers on a new light pole at the 50 yard line, each at opposite 45 degree angles to optimize audio coverage on the field.
"The Technomad loudspeakers cover the field very well, and the complete PA system is an enormous improvement over the handheld megaphone that the band director had previously relied on," said Deddens. "The show director was using the system to stage the band and the spectators prior to the reveal to the Hughes family, and the audio came through loud and clear."