Oktava, RCF’s distributor in Croatia, working closely with RCF’s Systems Engineering Department, have designed and installed a complete new audio system for the Zadar sports arena. The system was specially conceived to be extremely compact and controls and distributes audio in every part of the arena. RCF TT+ loudspeakers were chosen for the playing and the seating areas because of their high power and sound definition. TT25-A loudspeakers were installed on the round structure above the parterre, amplifying the sound towards the seats while TT22-A models were used for the playing area. An MX1822 mixer manages the audio signals sent to the loudspeakers.
RCF PL60 Ceiling speakers have been installed in all the other areas – locker rooms, corridors, pressroom, restaurant and VIP room – using the A1360 mounting hardware. On the external parts of the building and near the main doors DM61 compact two-way speakers proved to be the best solution thanks to their IP55 protection grade, which makes them the ideal solution for outdoor installations. All the installation is controlled by a DXT7000 a digital multi channel active matrix system, composed by MU7100 master units connected to LT7208 units with transformers and constant voltage outputs. In the control room a single paging/alarm BM7806 console has been installed, while a number of SV7982 Remote Program/Leven Control Devices and LI7903 Remote Input and Control Devices have been distributed in the other areas of the building. One of the DXT7000 system exits has been dedicated to the audio system of the playing area with priority for particular announces or alarm messages. Usually this part of the building is served by a local system set at low priority for the communications of the speaker as team hymns, team line up, music, advertising and standard announces.
Daniele Torelli, RCF Audio System Specialist, commented:” we are very happy for the result of this installation and for the cooperation with Oktava. Being almost “invisible” in their location in the rounded bridge over the playground the TT+ speakers provide a complete high quality audio coverage of the entire main arena. In the other areas” he continued, ”thanks to the DXT 7000 System we were able to contain the control units and the amplifiers in a small rack space allowing a simple and quick set up of the system”.