The popularity of fitness centers has exploded in recent years, as is the case with the fitness center chain Legacy. With a wide range of programs, many types of exercise equipment and professional instructors to help create the ideal workout for each individual, each Legacy facility uses music to keep energy levels high, all from loudspeakers and related equipment taken from the DAS Audio Catalog (opens in a new tab).
Manning Sumner is the founder and CEO of Legacy Fitness, which has expanded to include facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Coral Gables and Wynwood Florida. After years of training professional athletes and top celebrities, Sumner developed a fitness system called Partner Interval Training (PIT) that made pro-level fitness results accessible to everyone. This system has taken South Florida by storm. Music is an integral part of Legacy programs, and it is precisely for this reason that DAS Audio’s sound systems were selected, which include models from the ACTION-500 Series, ARTEC Series and E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio.
“Throughout 2022, we deployed systems at each of our locations,” Sumner explained. “While there are variations between each installation due to room size and other factors, one thing is constant: great sound that motivates people to give their best effort.”
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The Wynwood facility also serves as Legacy’s headquarters. In addition to housing Sumner’s office, there are staff administration offices, a conference room, a podcast room, a cold dip facility, a sauna, an IV suite and a smoothie bar, as well as an open gym. Here, the DAS Audio system includes eight ARTEC-310.96 two-way full-range compact loudspeakers, eight ARTEC-308 full-range two-way passive systems, as well as four ESBR18 passive direct-radiating subwoofers from the E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio catalog. E11EVEN sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system, with signal processing from BSS Audio completing the setup.
At the Legacy site in Fort Lauderdale, the DAS Audio equipment deployed includes six E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 two-way point-source loudspeaker enclosures paired with two ACTION-S18 passive direct-radiating subwoofers. Like the Wynwood location, E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system, with signal processing from BSS Audio.
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Similar to the equipment setup deployed in Fort Lauderdale, the Legacy Pembroke Pines installation features eight E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 two-way point-source loudspeaker enclosures paired with two ACTION-S18A high-power active subwoofers. E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the ES-10 speakers while signal processing from BSS Audio completes the setup.
At the Coral Gables Legacy facility, the DAS Audio setup includes six compact ARTEC-310.96 two-way full-range loudspeakers along with two ACTION-S18 passive direct-firing subwoofers. E11EVEN sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system, with signal processing from BSS Audio completing the setup.
When asked about the performance of the various DAS Audio sound systems, Sumner was highly complimentary. “At each location, the most important and consistent factor in sound quality is clear, natural and balanced performance. As you move through the different spaces, the sound is very consistent. The coverage offered by these systems is excellent. Dead zones simply do not exist. Because the areas are covered so well, the volume doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Each space has a level of volume that is comfortable while being a key motivator for people to continue their workouts. »
Guillermo “Willy” Rodriguez, owner/operator of Miami-based Willy-Tech Services, an AV systems integration services company and E11EVEN Sound Certified Installer, was responsible for the installation. He was supported by John Fiorito of DAS Audio, who designed, managed and commissioned all Legacy Fit installations, and Geovanni Ortiz, DAS Audio Applications Engineer and Certified Rational Acoustic SMAART Engineer, who managed the optimization speakers in each location, as well as BSS Audio certified programmer Santiago Ruiz. Sumner also raved about the service and support he received from DAS Audio throughout the installation of the various sound systems.
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“From initial demonstrations to final installations, the entire team has been a pleasure to deal with,” Sumner concluded. “Questions were answered in a timely manner and explanations of various aspects of each system’s performance were covered in depth. Every aspect of my dealings with the company was handled with the utmost professionalism.
“We are a premium brand and music is an essential element that adds value to the customer experience. Adding DAS enhanced that experience and gave us superior sound quality to complement our business model. Like me, our staff and customers are very satisfied with the results.