The Atlanta Falcons approached HornBlasters with a unique project to install train horns in their new stadium, and we were thrilled to take on the challenge. Our team made several trips to the stadium to assess the best placement for the horns and decide on which train horn to use. After extensive testing, we determined that the Nathan AirChime K5LA was the perfect choice, with its impressive volume and beautiful tone that would catch the crowd's attention and sound absolutely amazing while doing so.
Selecting the right horn was only part of the challenge. We needed to power the horn with a system that could keep up with long and frequent honking. So we installed an 80-gallon tank and a 5hp air compressor, providing enough air volume to honk the horn for over a minute at a time and recover the tank from 0-175 PSI in about 6 1/2 minutes.
Once the horn and air system were installed, we faced the challenge of running 100 feet of 3/4" air line from the horn to the air compressor, which was installed in the maintenance room. The construction crew at the stadium was able to hide the air line out of sight, ensuring that the installation was seamless and aesthetically pleasing.
To activate the horn, we designed a custom 110-volt red push button switch for use in the private skybox and a stand where fans could experience triggering the horn using a pull-cord. To activate the horn with the pull-cord we also installed a network of low-latency wireless remotes, giving fans the opportunity of initiating the sheer power of the horn themselves.
The end result was an unforgettable experience for fans, with the horn's beautiful harmonic tone and echo effect creating a booming wave throughout the stadium that was sure to excite and engage the crowd. At HornBlasters, we are proud to have been a part of this project and to have delivered exceptional results to one of the NFL's most exciting teams.