Home to the Washburn University Ichabods’ basketball teams and women's volleyball team, Lee Arena is a 4,150‐seat indoor sports venue that draws some of the largest crowds in NCAA Division II. Along with basketball and volleyball games, Lee Arena hosts graduations and other non‐sporting events using a stage in the arena’s center or at end court. This functional versality, along with the university’s desire for both clear voice announcements and high musical sound quality, provided challenges for the audio system design.
They chose a distributed system using Biamp's Community I SERIES loudspeakers. The system is divided into several zones covering the bleachers and floor areas. Each zone has its own level adjustment, delay and equalization to maintain consistent coverage and sound quality throughout the arena.