Community loudspeakers installed at Ohio’s new ‘racetrack casinos’

Two new horse racing tracks equipped with Community loudspeakers have opened in Ohio – one in Dayton, the other in Austintown.

Owned by Penn National Gaming, both the five-eighths-mile harness track in Dayton and the mile-long thoroughbred circuit in Austintown are ‘racetrack casinos’ that include casino gambling, para-mutual wagering, live entertainment and numerous dining options.

Penn National Gaming hired integrator Control-Point Technology of Lebanon, Pennsylvania to design and install AV systems at both venues, featuring Community R.5HPT speakers.

Control-Point’s Aaron Replogle commented: “Community’s outdoor product range has a great reputation for wide response and great sound. We knew the R.5s would give us plenty of level and even coverage with great intelligibility for vocal applications and good background music sound.”

For optimum coverage on the tracks, Control-Point placed the R.5HPT loudspeakers on the upper perimeter of the buildings and aimed them toward the racing apron. Both systems use Lab.gruppen amplifiers, a Peavey NION DSP, a Shure announce microphone and a Denon solid-state player for canned announcements.

The Austintown track, named Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course, opened on November 24th, while its sister track in Dayton, Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, opened at the beginning of October to a packed house of over 2,500 racing fans.

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