Transcend® Active Acoustic System

Wenger’s Transcend® Active Acoustic System gives facility managers the ability to enhance acoustic environments in virtually any space: performing arts centers, auditoriums, theatres, opera houses, arenas and worship spaces. Active Acoustic System.

Developed using HARMAN’s Lexicon active acoustic technology, the Transcend system offers a high-performance, affordable solution for acoustical flexibility. Transcend will truly transform your space into a multi-functional venue. You can manage your sound to simulate the acoustics of many larger performance spaces. It’s truly dynamic. Transcend’s active acoustics algorithm results in a system that requires fewer microphones and speakers to provide a more reliable and stable system. This allows for streamlined, lower-cost installations than other systems on the market, and the best possible sound quality for any seat in the house.

  • Dynamic– Advanced design. A dedicated, state of the art processor for Active Acoustics using high speed digital audio communications with the other system components.
  • Clarity– Natural reflections. Transcend Active Acoustic System enhances the reflections of the space providing optimal acoustics for any performance or event.
  • Transport– Technology transforms. From choral and symphonic to drama and lecture, Transcend Active Acoustic System can optimize the space for each performance.
  • Connect– Command and control. The entire system can be managed with remote control and visual monitoring using state of the art Audio Architect software.

Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Wartburg College Revitalizes Neumann Auditorium With
Wenger’s Transcend® Active Acoustic System

Great performers demand the best from themselves, and facilities that support their art with the proper acoustics can elevate those performances to the highest level.

“With singing and with playing an instrument, so much of it is psychological. If the room’s not helping you sing or project your sound, you start working harder and using poor technique,” says Dr. Lee Nelson, Director of the Wartburg College Choir in Waverly, Iowa.

For Nelson and the Wartburg Choir, the lack of proper acoustics meant that they’ve had to avoid the school’s largest performance space. Neumann Auditorium, an outdated, mid-century building, was originally built for convocations and religious services. Because Neumann was constructed to host spoken-word events, its acoustics are extremely dry.
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Pflugerville High School in West Texas is recognized for its football
field, as it was a filming site for the popular “Friday Night Lights”
TV series. Looking beyond the field, the high school also has a
robust performing arts reputation. Its Fine Arts Center (FAC) is a
1,000-seat auditorium used for theater performances, band and
choir concerts, music camps, dance and talent competitions, prom
fashion shows and more.

Built in 1973, FAC was overdue for an acoustical upgrade to better
serve nearly 2,000 students, district-wide events, and the broader
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Immediate Impact

After learning about Transcend, VSU personnel discussed
details, costs and logistics. A delegation that included the
potential donor visited Wartburg College’s Transcend system
and Wenger’s Minnesota facility. The Transcend system
premiered in September 2018; its impact was felt immediately.

“Performing conditions have really improved because now
our players can hear across the whole orchestra,” explains
Hsu, whose symphony includes both professional and student
musicians. He adds, “The sound is much richer, which really
benefits the strings. We’ve received many compliments.”
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