The Neue Bult racecourse in Hanover, Germany, upgraded its sound reinforcement system earlier this year, using a combination of Dynacord matrices and amplifers, and Electro-Voice loudspeakers. The design and installation of the new sound system was the work of Oldendorf-based audio company M-Akustik e.K. Mathias Vette, managing director of M-Akustik, collaborated with Gregor Baum, president of the Hanover Racing Club on the design. The system comprises 78 weatherproof loudspeakers from Electro-Voice: an assortment of Sx600PIX and Sx300PIX cabinets for the outdoor areas such as the racetrack, the grandstands and the open air restaurants, and EVID 4.2TW loudspeakers for the entrance area, the garden lounge, the shops beneath the grandstands, and the betting hall. Two DYNACORD P64 digital audio matrix managers handle the control and supervision of the sound reinforcement system, used in conjunction with DSA 8410 and DSA 8805 multi-channel power amplifiers. “When choosing the amplifiers, we opted for these class D models because the extremely high degree of integration in relation to the number of channels and the amplification output they offer set them apart from other 2U devices,” explained Vette. “We were able to adapt the operation mode of each individual channel to the demands of the installation and thereby obtain optimal results, a further advantage being that the power amplifiers and the P64 can be operated together on the same IRIS-Net software platform.” www.dynacord.com www.electrovoice.com
Electro-Voice rides high at the World Equestrian Festival
With over 375,000 visitors attending and several acres of coverage required, Electro-Voice saddles up for a serious sound reinforcement and voice evacuation challenge.