Swedish sports arena installs JBL and Crown21 March 2014
Eight Crown DCi 4600N and eight DCi 4300N networkable power amplifiers were installed in the Himmelstalundshallen, a 4,480-seat indoor arena in Norrköping, Sweden that hosts concerts and other sporting events.
Sweden-based Harman distributor Septon Electronics supplied the equipment.
Sound contractor Micab was responsible for the upgrade, under the direction of installation specialist Mikael Bergvall.
“In addition to providing clear, intelligible audio we needed to achieve a system that provided equal coverage at every seating area,” says Bergvall. The amplifiers are linked together using BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-101 and BLU-160 devices with BLU-Link.
Twenty JBL AM5215 loudspeakers were also fitted as part of the upgrade.
Bergvall explains that the Crown DCi Network amplifiers were selected as they feature both ethernet and BLU link connectivity options, enabling easy networking over long distances. The DCi Network amplifiers offer networked monitoring and control via Harman HiQnet Audio Architect system software.
“The quality of the sound in the Himmelstadlundshallen has been completely transformed. Everyone in every seat now enjoys clear, full range reproduction for game announcements, music and audio. The memory of the previous sound system is now just a fading echo,” concludes Bergvall.