Yamaha AFC System Chico CA

The AFC system available in Chico allows truly variable acoustics for multipurpose auditoriums. The system creates convincing natural acoustical character with reverb times up to two times the base condition of the space, with the ability to add early reflections, reverberation, and lateral energy to the seating area.

Dave's Audio Video Electronic
(530) 891-5611
6 Claremont Cir
Chico, CA
 
Audio Plus
(530) 893-0171
1075 Sierra Vista Way
Chico, CA
 
Radio Shack
(530) 343-0264
684 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA
 
Eb Games
(530) 892-9468
690 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA
 
Spangler's Sound System
(530) 892-9100
629 Entler Ave
Chico, CA
 
Tritech Electronics
(530) 533-6200
3028 Esplanade Ste J
Chico, CA
 
H & H Tv & Vcr Repair
(530) 894-7511
1824 1/4 Esplanade
Chico, CA
 
Sounds by Dave
(530) 891-5800
1256 Esplanade
Chico, CA
 
All Around Sound
(530) 894-8697
1051 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA
 
Ab-Fortress Security Incorporated
(530) 893-4269
1051 Mangrove Ave # B
Chico, CA
 

Yamaha AFC System

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Source: ProAV MAGAZINE
Publication date: November 7, 2008

By Seth Waltz

MY PICK: Yamaha Acoustics Field Control system

PRICING: Quoted on a per-project basis; the most recent system we worked on was $110,000 installed.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT: The AFC system allows truly variable acoustics for multipurpose auditoriums. The system creates convincing natural acoustical character with reverb times up to two times the base condition of the space, with the ability to add early reflections, reverberation, and lateral energy to the seating area. Speakers are virtually invisible hidden in the ceiling clouds fully recessed.

WHAT I WOULD CHANGE: The AFC system is a package that includes AFC AD8HR microphone preamps, AFC 2 processors, Yamaha AFC Speakers, and Yamaha XM 4080 amplifiers.

The speakers are currently the only drawback on some projects. They do not have an all-in-one ceiling retrofit speaker, so the install has to be done from above the ceiling. In some renovations this is difficult.

WHERE I USED IT: Glens Fall High School, Glens Falls, N.Y.

MY RESULTS: The existing space had a reverb time that to some degree satisfied the local professional orchestras that use the space for concerts, but was too live for contemporary music, speech, and theatrical use. There were dead seats in the center of the main floor, due to the lack of physical acoustical diffusion. We corrected the room to a lower RT60 as the base condition using inexpensive absorption.

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