The Ballei sports centre, in Neckarsulm, western Germany, has refitted its PA and sound reinforcement systems. The community leisure facility (pictured), used for handball and other spectator sports, has been fitted with a system based on TC Group equipment comprising Tannoy VQ speakers and Lab.Gruppen PLM amplification.
The system was specified by Joe Ritter and his company Ritter Medientechnik, which based only a few kilometres south of the installation.
Ritter installed six Tannoy VQ100 speakers, arranged in three pairs, with four VSX18DR subwoofers strategically distributed around the hall. "We used six VQ cabinets because the sports hall can be sub-divided into three sections," he explains. “With a 100-degree conical Tannoy system, we covered a wide area in a very uniform way, without needing any fill-ins. The point-source nature of the speakers was ideal here, and has the effect that you can hear music or speech very consistently throughout the venue."
A Peavey MX16 was installed to manage the signal routing and management within the Ballei. It is used to determine which of the three sections in the hall are active, how they are fed and whether the subs in each section are on or off.