State-of-the-art adaptive sound system installed at Bryce Jordan Center

August 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center has completed a major interior renovation with the installation of a state-of the-art adaptive sound system by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW).

The system, which uses 3D modeling to direct sound to all areas of the arena, is only being used in two other arenas — both NBA facilities — at this time. Because of its high quality, this adaptive sound technology was used on Tom Petty’s final tour, and it is currently being used in several Broadway theaters.

Additional speakers also were added under the Jordan Center scoreboard to enhance the sound on the floor. Patrons will be able to experience the system at all upcoming men’s and women’s basketball games, graduations and other smaller events.  While most tours provide their own sound, the Bryce Jordan Center will now be able to provide the EAW system for performers when they need it, for national speakers and comedians, and THON.

The EAW system also will save on electricity. While the old system was powered through a room full of amps that had to be cooled to a certain temperature to keep the amp from overheating, and the system always had to be on, the new EAW system has speakers that are self-amplified and only needs to be on when it is in use.

Upcoming shows at the Jordan Center include Elton John on Sept. 16, Kevin Hart on Sept. 22, Thomas Rhett on Sept. 27, and J. Cole on Sept. 28. For more information about the Bryce Jordan Center, visit

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Last Updated August 13, 2018