Audacious upgrade for Amsterdam ArenA28 February 2006
Holland: The Amsterdam ArenA, home of soccer club Ajax Amsterdam, has announced a £1.4 million investment in its acoustics and sound quality for live events. The measures follow months of preparation and research by leading Dutch music promoter MOJO Concerts, TM Audio of Holland and acoustic engineers Peutz.
The scheme will include acoustic treatment and a new, digitally distributed sound system, designed both as a stand-alone public address/safety system and to augment PA systems brought in by visiting concert and event productions.
To improve the quality of the acoustics, reverberation time in the stadium will be reduced by using thousands of square metres of special sound absorbent materials on the roof and on the walls. The material was selected after the excellent results achieved with its use in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam – famous for its unparalleled acoustic qualities. The other half of the project sees the installation of a new digitally-based, high power audio system, comprising more than 200 Martin Audio W8LM line array enclosures and a Peavey MediaMatrix Nion signal distribution system.