Mansion Mobile Television HD chooses Genelec DSP systems

Mansion Mobile TruckMissouri-based Mansion Mobile Television is quickly emerging as one of the most desirable mobile television production companies on the road today, covering sporting/entertainment events throughout the Midwest. Its recently-unveiled flagship ME-2HD truck features state-of-the-art components. For surround-sound reference audio they have selected 8240A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors from Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring. The truck was designed by Santa Clara, California based integrator Diversified Systems.

The ME-2HD truck’s Genelec 8240A’s are set up as a 5.1 surround system with a Genelec 7260A Subwoofer, and a separate pair of 8030A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors is set up for PFL (pre-fade listen), easily allowing the engineer to listen to the program material prior to going live to air.

The ME-2HD truck’s Genelec 8240A’s are set up as a 5.1 surround system with a Genelec 7260A Subwoofer, and a separate pair of 8030A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors is set up for PFL (pre-fade listen), easily allowing the engineer to listen to the program material prior to going live to air.
“We needed a number of things from our monitors,” stated Brad Palmer, Mansion Mobile Television Vice President of Operations. Mansion Mobile Truck“We needed great, accurate sound, versatility and a consistent monitoring environment, and that’s what the 8240A’s provide us. Personally, I’ve used Genelecs for quite a few years now, in recording studio and broadcast applications, and I absolutely love their performance. The sound representation is very true with these monitors. Plus, we have a great relationship with Genelec, who has provided excellent company support.”

One of the keys to the 8240A’s success in the ME-2HD truck is Genelec’s proprietary GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™) software with AutoCal™ automated acoustical system-wide self-calibration algorithm. “It’s a truck, not a tuned studio room, so it’s a challenging audio environment, and we get a number of engineers who come in and work in this space, depending on the event,” stated Palmer. “I know most trucks have a fairly simple, utilitarian monitoring setup, but we wanted to give engineers the best possible environment to mix in, and the 8240’s GLM software provides us with what we need to that end. The GLM lets us set up the environment inside the truck to get as true of a representation as we can for doing sports, entertainment and music production. We can tailor the sweet spot to be exactly where the engineer is sitting, and it really makes a huge difference.” For added consistency of its monitoring environments, Mansion Mobile utilizes a pair of 8030A’s in the truck’s production control room.Mansion Mobile Truck
Mansion Mobile Television is affiliated with Branson’s Mansion Entertainment, and Genelec monitors are also employed at the main facility. “We have a recording studio at the Mansion, with Genelec 1039A monitors and 8050 monitors in the A room as well as 8050As in the B room,” stated Palmer. “There is also a video editing suite that has Genelec 1031A Bi-Amplified Monitoring Systems in a 5.1 configuration. It’s especially important that we have consistent sound environments – we might capture some footage in the truck and bring it back for further editing, and we can rely on our Genelecs in all the different facilities to give us the consistency we need.”

Mansion Mobile has covered major events in nearly every sport and level of play imaginable, including NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NCAA/Big 12 basketball, and NFL. Mansion Mobile is also members of Little Rock-based Alliance Productions. Palmer looks forward to rolling out ME-2HD at this caliber of events in the future.

“We’re really excited to use this truck for the Kansas City Chiefs pre-season games this August. We had the truck designed with all sorts of events in mind, but sporting events in particular. Surround sound and 5.1 is becoming more and more critical for high-definition sports broadcast, and our truck nails it, thanks in huge part to our Genelecs.”