Wilsonville, OR – Dedicated to the celebration and preservation
of American motorsports, World of Speed is an educational museum featuring
53,000 square feet of historic racecars, racing boats and motorcycles that tell
the story of America’s motorsports culture.
museum’s many exhibits and hands-on educational programs make good use of
modern AV technology. Four 80-inch video screens with racing videos and
music greet visitors at the museum entrance. A 150-foot by 30-foot video wall,
entitled “Zero to 1000 MPH”, presents an exciting AV history of the world land
speed records set at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
“Wall of Sound” display, featuring classic guitars and vintage phonograph
equipment, recalls the rock music songs that accompanied 1960s “muscle cars”.
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Delta AV of Gresham, Oregon designed and installed World of Speed’s AV systems.
Delta’s Dave Garlett says the museum wanted great audio and video integrated
with its exhibits and they wanted their AV content streamed over an IP network
so that all programs could be available at every exhibit, in every classroom
and in the boardroom.
To meet these goals, the museum’s various systems are connected by a flexible
Dante-capable AV network with connections throughout the facility. Delta
installed Hitachi projectors and Sharp displays for the video systems and chose
Community D SERIES loudspeakers powered by Crown amplifiers for the
museum’s audio needs. Community DS8 surface-mount loudspeakers serve the “Zero
to 1000 MPH” video wall and DS8s also serve other exhibits throughout the
museum. Community DP8 pendant loudspeakers are used for distributed sound in open-ceiling
areas and D5 and D6 ceiling loudspeakers are used in dropped-ceiling areas such
as the classrooms and the board room.
Michael Garcia, World of Speed’s Communications Director, says “high-quality
audio and video are essential to the kind of experience we want for museum
visitors and for our educational programs. The Community loudspeakers sound
great and help us meet that goal.”