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Sound Planning Associates

Sound Planning

923 W. Liberty Drive

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

United States

Company Description

For over 35 years, Sound Planning has specialized in the design and integration of state-of-the-art audio & video systems. Our primary clients are commercial facilities, performing arts spaces, educational facilities and houses of worship. Spaces includ ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President Sears Insurance Services

Sears incorporated

President

Iron-Grey Management Consultants LLC

Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

Education

Bachelors degree

Electrical Engineering

University of Illinois

Bachelors degree

Electrical Engineering

University of Illinois

MBA

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

MBA

Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Masters Degree

Electrical Engineering

University of Cincinnati

 and Masters Degree

Electrical Engineering

University of Cincinnati

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Sound Planning - About

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David Hecht - President

David leads the overall strategic growth of the firm and manages relationships with several key clients. With over 25 years of project management and consulting experience, his clients across North America, Europe and Asia have included: General Electric, Citigroup, Caterpillar, Burlington Northern SanteFe, Mobil, Johnson Controls, Ford, McDonnell Douglas & Texas Instruments.


With 30 years' audio visual expertise, ...

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With 30 years' audio visual expertise, David Hecht is President of Sound Planning Associates, a Chicago-based design-build commercial AV system integrator. His company has a reputation for designing custom integrated systems for acoustically challenged spaces, including historic church settings and sanctuaries. Designing and installing microphone and sound equipment for recording and amplification is his company's specialty. Hecht's recent clients across North America have included Elmhurst College (Hammerschmidt Chapel), Wheaton College, Valparaiso University, and the Chicago History Museum. Hecht leads the overall strategic growth of the firm and manages relationships with several key clients, including: General Electric, Citigroup, Caterpillar, Burlington Northern SanteFe, Mobil, Johnson Controls, Ford, McDonnell Douglas & Texas Instruments.

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As David Hecht, managing ...

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As David Hecht, managing principal at Wheaton, IL-based Sound Planning Associates explains, the room's architecture is impressive to behold, but creates some rather interesting acoustical challenges.

"The columns are literally around four or five feet square, and their size does make it a challenge to achieve uniform coverage everywhere in the room," says Hecht. "In addition, the room is used for a range of different events, and the stage and seating setup can vary from one event to another. Inevitably someone will end up sitting behind a column."
To meet the challenge, Sound Planning Associates designed a multi-faceted audio system based around 28 Renkus-Heinz CFX81 8-inch two-way complex conic loudspeakers. The system offers several different matrixing options. "It's essentially three systems," says Hecht. "Depending on where the stage is set up, the speakers fire from that direction, and the others are delayed across the room. So different groups of speakers are set up to work together, depending on the event."
DSP is provided by a BIamp Audia with RED-1 controller. "The Biamp DSP enables us to reconfigure the system for a variety of scenarios, depending on the event," says Hecht.


As David Hecht, Managing ...

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As David Hecht, Managing Principal at Wheaton, IL-based Sound Planning Associates explains, the room's architecture is impressive to behold, but creates some rather interesting acoustical challenges. "The columns are literally around four or five feet square, and their size does make it a challenge to achieve uniform coverage everywhere in the room," says Hecht.

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"It's essentially three systems," says Hecht. "Depending on where the stage is set up, the speakers fire from that direction, and the others are delayed across the room. So different groups of speakers are set up to work together, depending on the event."
DSP is provided by a BIamp Audia with RED-1 controller. "The Biamp DSP enables us to reconfigure the system for a variety of scenarios, depending on the event," says Hecht. "They can just select a 'stage setting' - north, south, east, west - from the RED-1 touch screen, and it sets up the speaker delays and EQ, selects the correct mic inputs, sets input levels for the wireless mics, everything. It's a very easy system to use. A Yamaha LS9 console with wireless iPad control handles mixing duties, with Shure ULX wireless systems for the presenters.
Not surprisingly, aesthetics played a prominent role in specifying the system. "They wanted nothing that would be visually intrusive," says Hecht. "Nothing around the windows or near the artwork, and anything below at least ten feet high wasn't an option. That was one of the main reasons we chose the CFX Series - they offered great pattern control and they don't have a 'hot spot,' so coverage is nice and even across the entire space. The speakers were custom painted to match the beams, and all wiring is concealed.
"This is a very distinguished club, catering to clientele accustomed to the best," observes Hecht.


As David Hecht, Managing ...

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As David Hecht, Managing Principal at Wheaton, IL-based Sound Planning Associates explains, the room's architecture is impressive to behold, but creates some rather interesting acoustical challenges. "The columns are literally around four or five feet square, and their size does make it a challenge to achieve uniform coverage everywhere in the room," says Hecht.

...
"It's essentially three systems," says Hecht. "Depending on where the stage is set up, the speakers fire from that direction, and the others are delayed across the room. So different groups of speakers are set up to work together, depending on the event."
DSP is provided by a BIamp Audia with RED-1 controller. "The Biamp DSP enables us to reconfigure the system for a variety of scenarios, depending on the event," says Hecht. "They can just select a 'stage setting' - north, south, east, west - from the RED-1 touch screen, and it sets up the speaker delays and EQ, selects the correct mic inputs, sets input levels for the wireless mics, everything. It's a very easy system to use. A Yamaha LS9 console with wireless iPad control handles mixing duties, with Shure ULX wireless systems for the presenters.
Not surprisingly, aesthetics played a prominent role in specifying the system. "They wanted nothing that would be visually intrusive," says Hecht. "Nothing around the windows or near the artwork, and anything below at least ten feet high wasn't an option. That was one of the main reasons we chose the CFX Series - they offered great pattern control and they don't have a 'hot spot,' so coverage is nice and even across the entire space. The speakers were custom painted to match the beams, and all wiring is concealed.
"This is a very distinguished club, catering to clientele accustomed to the best," observes Hecht.

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