Salem Witch Musuem

Salem Witch Museum – Commercial Install Story

The historic town of Salem, Massachusetts sits on the Atlantic Coast. Each year, millions of tourists visit the city to learn about its rather notorious history surrounding witchcraft. In 1692, 20 innocent people were put to death during the Witch Hysteria. The Salem Witch Museum brings historical facts and evidence surrounding the trials to audiences traveling from all over the world by exposing a very strange part of American history ­— the Salem Witch Hunt.

While many fascinating facts surround the museum, perhaps one of our favorites is the museum's good taste in audio.

The Salem Witch Museum wanted crystal-clear sound throughout the lobby and outside, where lines form during the busy fall season. Roger Talkov of Parsons Audio caught wind of the opportunity and bid on the custom installation project.

The Museum needed to make important announcements to attendees via its outdoor grounds. Visitors access the main entrance through a sidewalk tent used during colder months, so the audio must be clean for announcements, as well as easily installed/removed with the included tent yokes.

Furthermore, speakers in the outdoor gardens needed to blend into the Museum’s landscaping in both appearance and sound quality. It was necessary for each zone to have individual volume control so as not to disturb neighbors, as well as weatherproof for longevity. “The obvious speaker choices in terms of placement flexibility and ease of installation were the Klipsch Pro-650-T rock speakers for the gardens and the Klipsch CA-525-T speakers for the tent,” Talkov explained.

Tina Jordan, a staff member at the Salem Witch Museum, says, “We love our new speakers. We use them primarily for announcements. Not only are they beautiful, but the audio is crisp and clear.”

Witch speakers do you prefer? (see what we did there)

Why Klipsch of course! The Salem Witch Museum is open year-round. Stop by...if you dare!

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