d&b audiotechnik has been announced as the winner of the 2019 AV Awards in the Venue of the Year Category for its audio system installation at The Royal Albert Hall.
The installation features the world’s largest single-room audio system with 465 individual d&b loudspeakers.
The Royal Albert Hall, located in South Kensington, London, originally opened in 1871, and today hosts more than 400 shows annually in its main auditorium, which maintains a seating capacity of over
The installation team worked within the parameters of Royal Albert Hall’s unique architecture to design a system that featured loudspeakers for all three levels of the venue. The end result delivers uniform coverage, imaging, level and control for the entire audience.
“The Royal Albert Hall installation was a once in a generation opportunity to deliver something outstanding to make the world sound better. This was a complex and challenging project that required strong collaboration between d&b, the sound contractor, and the venue to deliver a world-class audio system that would elevate the customer experience at this iconic venue,” stated Amnon Harman, CEO, d&b audiotechnik. “I’d like to specifically commend the work of d&b’s systems designer, Steve Jones, acoustic consultants, Sandy Brown Associates, Tom Jeffrey and Pat Smith, from our integration partner, SFL Group, and Ollie Jeffery, HoD production and technical for Royal Albert Hall who were all critical to this project’s success. We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and would like to congratulate
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, companies, projects and technology, across the AV, events and production markets.