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Buffaloes unveiling a new sound system at Folsom Field

Prepare your ears for annihilation, TCU

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Anyone who has been to a game at Folsom Field over the last two decades knows that the sound inside the stadium left a lot to be desired. This Friday night, when the Buffaloes open the season against TCU in a nationally televised contest, fans will be in for an audio treat.

A new, state-of-the-art system will be unveiled to replace the old one that was installed in 1996. The new system, which cost approximately $1.8 million, will result in:

  • A significant increase in clarity and definition of voice and music
  • Substantial uniformity improvement throughout the stadium
  • Increased bass thanks to the addition of Subwoofers

The eighteen JBL VLA (Very Large Array) speakers are mounted on either side of the BuffVision north videoboard to increase the height of the system and to improve coverage and uniformity; two additional VLA’s cover the 200 level seating on the east side. Sixteen JBL Subwoofers provide the bass.

The remaining portion of the project will be making the 29 small format speakers in the Bryon White Club premium seating area operational. They have been installed, but due to global supply chain issues, the amplifiers to power the speakers have not yet been delivered. They are scheduled to be functional before CU’s second home game (Sept. 24 against UCLA).

Colorado and the sweet new speakers at Folsom will premier this Friday against TCU on ESPN at 8 p.m.