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Title: Big Bertha
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on January 14, 2016, 09:31:05 am
Looks to be the end of an Era.   Any one have more details then can be gleaned from the website?

http://www.rupparena.com/bertha
Title: Re: Big Bertha
Post by: David Allred on January 14, 2016, 12:00:03 pm
How was it functionally? 
Title: Re: Big Bertha
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 14, 2016, 02:40:34 pm
What is it being replaced with, and who is the designer and contractor?
Title: Re: Big Bertha
Post by: Steve M Smith on January 14, 2016, 03:14:39 pm
I would be tempted to leave it there and upgrade around it.  Perhaps bring it out for special occasions.


Steve.
Title: Re: Big Bertha
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on January 14, 2016, 03:31:08 pm
I would be tempted to leave it there and upgrade around it.  Perhaps bring it out for special occasions.


Steve.

My guess is that it is going to be replaced with a centerhung video board.  I heard rumors it hasn't actually been in operation for a few years now after another system was installed. Outside of spending a few months in Lexington for another project,  I don't have any personal connection to the venue so I don't really know much for details.
Title: Re: Big Bertha
Post by: Mike Caldwell on January 17, 2016, 12:28:59 pm
I would have liked to have heard "Bertha" and the replacement system.
They have a gold mine in the Altec drivers, there's a home hi-fi crowd here and over seas that go crazy for Altec multi cells and drivers.

I wonder how Bertha will be disposed of?