Sports venues

Morris scores full court press with GSL

d&b audiotechnik production partnerMorris Light & Sound chose the big Sister in the well regarded SL-Series, the GSL System, for audio support of the Final Four men’s college basketball championships held at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. After deploying GSL for Kenny Chesney’s Around the Sun tour at the venue in 2018, Morris knew that the only loudspeaker system that could solve the complex audio challenges of the stadium and event would be GSL.

The GSL System provided rejection on the court that couldn’t be achieved with any other product. The cardioid properties of the box were able to dramatically reduce excess noise and provide unmatched audio intelligibility.David Haskell, President of Morris

David Haskell, President of Morris commented, “The GSL System provided rejection on the court that couldn’t be achieved with any other product. The cardioid properties of the box were able to dramatically reduce excess noise and provide unmatched audio intelligibility.”

Surrounding the temporary video board, GSL8 loudspeakers were flown in eight hangs of ten cabinets in the round. Additionally, eight Y10Ps were used on a separate feed as competition loudspeakers to cover the floor. The flagship D80 amplifiers were flown on two separate platforms and controlled using the d&b R1 Remote control software. These elements combined allowed Morris to provide consistent sound across the coverage area from a trim height high above the video board.

Kevin Day, Associate Principal at WJHW and trusted consultant to US Bank Stadium was thrilled with the choice. “Expectations were high after hearing the GSL rig in setup and tech rehearsals - nice high frequency detail, smooth overlap zones and very good direct-to-reflected sound. The system performed very well and delivered PA, music and sound effects for each of three big games. It had a lot of gas left in the tank while delivering 105dBA and fueling crowd excitement.