After a long, pandemic-induced stint in Buffalo, NY, September 2021 saw the Toronto Blue Jays finally come home to the Rogers Centre. But something had changed in the way stadium goers experience games. Things just didn’t sound the same. Now it was really something. It, was the major audio system overhaul—a state-of-the-art, distributed audio system designed by Anthony James Partners (AJP) in Richmond, VA. And with the help of All Pro (Pensacola, FL), and Spark Power (Oakville, ON) this replaced a system whose component list spanned from vintage 1989 stock, to the second-generation upgrade of 2000. This system, powered by top brands EAW, QSC, Shure, and Neutrik, makes it safe to say we at SFM are proud to have played our part in making it a reality.

In the October issue of Professional Sound magazine, Andrew Leyenhorst’s cover story dives into the tech, the tune-ups, and the various tribulations the crews had bringing this nearly one-of-a-kind project to fruition, and how, in some cases, the tech that powers it all helped them overcome these obstacles. With such a roster of gear, teams on the ground (and in the air), as well as the location, this system install is historic in its size and significance.

The Blue Jays came home, and the sound is great. When the 2022 season begins, over 800 EAW loudspeakers will again clarion in tandem with the spirit of the lone Major League stadium in Canada, the Rogers Centre in Toronto and we at SFM couldn’t be happier that we had the chance to be part of the change.

Dive into this historic install in the October issue of Professional Sound, now available in both print and online versions here.

Brand / CategoryModelDescriptionQTY
QX564I-WPLoudspeaker – 60×45 3-Way White29
QX594I-WPLoudspeaker – 90×45 3-Way White22
QX596I-WPLoudspeaker – 90×60 3-Way White4
QX566i-WPLoudspeaker – 90×90 3-Way White23
QX399I-WPLoudspeaker – 90×90 White2
QX394I-WPLoudspeaker – 90×45 White47
MK8126ILoudspeaker – 100 Section – 2-way White178
JF80ZLoudspeaker – 100 SECTION – 2-way White92
JF60ZLoudspeaker – SkyClub – White6
QX5-UB-WHLoudspeaker Mounting Bracket QX-5 Series White78
QX3-UB-WHLoudspeaker Mounting Brackets QX-3 Series White49
QX-Adapter-Bracket-WHQX Adapter Bracket – Needed for every QX Mounting Bracket127
MK8000/UB80-UBLoudspeaker Mounting Bracket – MK8126I White178
JF80Z-UB-WHLoudspeaker Mounting Bracket- JF80ZPL-WP White92
JF60Z-UB-WHLoudspeaker Mounting Bracket White6
Core110fQ-SYS CORE8
CDN64Dante Card2
CAES4Digital AES Card4
CIML4Input Card8
COL4Output Card8
I/O FrameFrame6
TSC-116W-G2Networked Touchscreen Controller5
SCRIPTING LICENSE – Core510Scripting License2
UCI LICENSE – Core510UCI License2
SCRIPTING LICENSE – Core110Scripting License8
UCI LICENSE – Core110UCI License8
AD-S8T-BKLoudspeaker – 8×1 Down-Firing Gate Speakers White161
AD-S10T-WTLoudspeaker – 10×1 Street Gate Speakers White63
AD-P6T-WHLoudspeakers – 6.5″x 1″ BOH PENDANT SPEAKER172
CXD4.2QAmplifier 4-Ch. – QX-5 Series 1xHF36
CXD4.5QAmplifier 4-Ch. – QX-3 Series 2xLF79
CXD4.3QAmplifier 4-Ch. – MK8126i27
CXD8.8QAmplifier 8-Ch. – (300/400 Suites- QSC AD-S6T)7
Alternative switch option, pre-configured by QSC with onsite support
NS-1148PQ-SYS 1 RU Network Switch -48 1Gbps Ports-24 POE-Q-LAN8
NS-1124PQ-SYS 1 RU Network Switch -24 1Gbps Ports-12 POE-Q-LAN8
P9TPSM900 Transmitter1
P9RA+PSM900 Receiver1
AXT630Wireless Antenna Combiner1
DFR-22Stereo Signal Processor1
AD4DUSTwo-Channel Digital Wireless Receiver2
AD2/B58Digital Wireless Handheld Microphone4
SB900AWireless Batteries – Handhelds8
UA874USPaddle Antenna2
SBC-AXSB900A Charging Module for SBRC4
SBRC8 Bay Battery Charging Station1
NA2-IO-DLINE2 X 2 Dante I/O interface Device4