Explaining the shortcomings of the pre-existing system, Managing Director Aaron McKeown said, “The old system was not flexible in terms of paging and music routing. Also, there was no local volume control in any of the zones.” Their answer was to specify an RCF DXT7000 multi-zone sound broadcast system.
As ever, the biggest challenge faced by the installation team was working in a harsh, live sports environment, redolent with echo and reverberation — and in the case of the swimming pools, high humidity. But they were able to specify appropriate loudspeakers to suit budget and environment, including nearly 180 RCF ceiling speakers.
However, the most powerful sound reinforcement is confined to the reconfigurable main sports hall where a pair of RCF HDL20-A three-element line array hangs are reinforced by a pair of HDL18-AS subwoofers at the rear of each hang. Aaron McKeown explained the reasoning: “This is a multi-purpose space and the room is used for live performances from time to time. And so a high end array was specified, which was acoustically modelled by RCF.”