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Crystal Ballroom

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

The Crystal Ballroom is a Portland, OR institution known for hosting national touring acts. Like many historic venues, the Crystal Ballroom was designed with aesthetics and not modern audio systems in mind.

When Tone Proper AV was given the opportunity to design a system for the space, the biggest design concern was coverage. To combat the odd shape of the room and wall of windows, we chose to use the Bose ShowMatch for its superior pattern control (even asymmetrical patterns on the window side). Our design, plus the Bose system, allows the sound to be trained on the audience and not bouncing off walls and windows. The result is a clear and earth shaking system that enhances the concert-going experience at The Crystal Ballroom.