Statue of Liberty Museum
The New Statue of Liberty Museum, Ellis Island, NY
The new Statue of Liberty Museum addresses three main components: Accessibility, Education, and Sustainability.
The audio aspect of the Education component involved a team of audio experts. The Statue of Liberty Museum worked with Diversified Systems, Inc. for their audio video system needs. Steve Esposito, Diversified’s Design Engineer, commented on the Immersive Theater. ” This dramatic, multimedia event, immerses visitors in the sweeping story of Constructing Lady Liberty – the Statue and the ideal she represents.” Visitors will move through a series of three theatrical environments, each of which creates an immersive atmosphere in which to experience a segment of the story.
The museum also brought in SH Acoustics to provide experience and technical expertise for the acoustic and audio needs of this new museum and its exhibits. SH Acoustics is a leading acoustic and audio consulting company out of Milford, Connecticut.
A total of six Bag End IPS10E-SHV2 subwoofers were used in the three main Theaters of the Statue of Liberty Museum. These six speakers provide all the low-frequency delivery of content. “We chose these, as we usually do, because we needed to get the best performance in a shallow and customized cabinet form with on-board amplification and infra-sub processing all built-in” stated Steve Hass, CEO and Principal Consultant of SH Acoustics.
These compact powered infrasubs were able to fit the non-rectilinear (think, amoebas) theater shapes. The theater shapes had very tight constraints and radii to work around.