As Part of the Pontiff‘s recent visit to the Czech Republic, the Pope celebrated mass in Brno — the Czech Republic’s second largest city — in front of a crowd of 120,000 (which included the Czech President, Václav Klaus). Audioblue provided a large RCF line array rig for the event, which was held close to Brno - Tuřany airport, with the company‘s Tomáš Barták handling all mixing duties.
The system was designed around two stages — the main one for the Pope, the satellite stage for the musicians — and the primary system comprised four ground stacks of three RCF TTL33-A enclosures, specifically for the seated VIP zone at the front. As Tomáš Barták explained, “There was no opportunity to hang the line arrays due to the architectural requirements of the main stage, and restrictions placed by TV camera sightlines.”
There were three delay zones set along the coverage area, with two towers of ten TTL33-A and two towers of six TTL33-A respectively providing coverage at the second and third delay points.
Further TT Series speakers were used for stage monitoring — with a pair of TT08-A at the altar, discreetly hidden behind the floor grilles, and a further eight TT25-SMA’s providing reference monitors for the musicians.