Fitness centers have grown in popularity in recent years, as is the case with the Legacy fitness center chain. With a wide range of programs, numerous types of exercise equipment, and professional instructors to help craft the perfect workout for each individual, each Legacy facility uses music to keep energy levels high—all from speakers and related equipment sourced from from DAS Audio Catalog (opens in 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 in Florida. After years of training professional athletes and A-list celebrities, Sumner developed a fitness system called Partner Interval Training (PIT) that made professional-level fitness results accessible to anyone. This system took South Florida like a storm. Music is an integral part of the Legacy programs, and that is precisely why DAS Audio sound reinforcement systems were chosen, which include models from the ACTION-500 series, ARTEC series and E11EVEN Sound from the DAS Audio product line.
“In 2022, we had systems implemented in each of our locations,” Sumner explained. “While there are some differences between each facility due to room size and other factors, one thing is consistent: 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, conference room, podcast room, cold facility, sauna, IV Suite and Smoothie Bar, as well as an outdoor gym. In this location, the DAS audio system includes eight ARTEC-310.96 compact 2-way wide arrays, eight ARTEC-308 wide-range 2-way passive systems, plus four ESBR18 direct-broadcast passive subwoofers from DAS Audio’s E11EVEN Sound catalog. E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system, with signal processing by BSS Audio completing the setup.
At Legacy’s Fort Lauderdale location, the DAS Audio equipment deployed included six E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 two-way point-source loudspeaker enclosures paired with two ACTION-S18 passive direct-radiation subwoofers. Like the Wynwood location, E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system with signal processing by BSS Audio.
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Similar to the equipment located in Fort Lauderdale, the Legacy Pembroke Pines facility features eight E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio ES-10 two-way point-source loudspeaker enclosures paired with two ACTION-S18A high-powered active subwoofers. E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the ES-10 enclosures, while signal processing by BSS Audio completes the setup.
At the Coral Gables Legacy facility, DAS Audio’s setup includes six ARTEC-310.96 compact two-way wide-array boxes along with two ACTION-S18 passive direct-radiation subwoofers. E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio EP-6K4 amplifiers power the system, with signal processing by BSS Audio completing the setup.
When asked about the performance of the various DAS Audio sound systems, Sumner was very complimentary. “Everywhere, the most important and consistent factor in sound quality is a clear, natural and balanced performance. As you move through the different spaces, the sound is very consistent. The coverage of these systems is excellent. Dead zones simply don’t exist. Since the areas are so well covered, the volume should not be overdone. Each space has a level of volume that is comfortable while also being a key motivating factor for people to continue with their workouts.”
Responsible for the installation was Guillermo “Willy” Rodriguez, owner/operator of Miami-based Willy-Tech Services, an AV systems integration services firm and certified E11EVEN Sound installer. He was supported by DAS Audio’s John Fiorito, who designed, managed and commissioned all Legacy Fit installations, and Jevani Ortiz, DAS Audio Applications Engineer and Rational Acoustic SMAART Certified Engineer, who handled the optimization of the loudspeakers in each venue , as well as Santiago Ruiz, certified BSS Audio programmer. Sumner was equally complimentary of the service and support he received from DAS Audio during the installation of the various sound systems.
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“From the initial demos to the final installations, the entire team was a pleasure to deal with,” concluded Sumner. “Questions were answered in a timely manner and explanations of various aspects of the operation of each system were thoroughly addressed. Every aspect of my dealings with the company was handled with the utmost professionalism.
“We are a premium brand and music is a vital component that adds value to the customer experience. The addition of DAS elevated that experience and gave us superior sound quality to complement our business model. Like me, both our staff and clients are very pleased with the results.”