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Lund Cathedral expands with Renkus-Heinz

Sweden’s Lund Cathedral has added a further IC16/8-R-II active array to its Renkus-Heinz RHAON-equipped Iconyx digitally steerable system. Dating back to 1080, the church is the oldest and largest in the country.

Sweden’s Lund Cathedral is the country’s oldest and largest church, dating back to 1080. Recently, it has expanded its permanently installed Renkus-Heinz RHAON-equipped Iconyx digitally steerable system with the addition of a further IC16/8-R-II active array above its altar. According to the Cathedral’s Lars Jonven, the existing PA was inadequate in both audio distribution and quality ­– including the fact that audio control was limited to a single volume knob. The Renkus-Heinz Iconyx was specified by installer Björn Carlsson with Svensk Musik TTS AB. “They came to us because they wanted an intelligent, efficient solution that wouldn’t need to be changed every few years,” said Carlsson. “The main issue with the new sound system is that Renkus-Heinz won on sound quality, proven technology and its very special directivity control.” The IC16/8-R-II supplements a pair of IC24-R arrays that covers the central area of the nave, each delivering four separate beams of sound, and a combination of IC16-R and IC8-R arrays that cover other areas with an IC7 in the crypt. “The whole system gives us much better sound naturally,” Carlsson added. “Each priest has their own headset and there are presets that adjust the EQ to their individual timbre and volume. It’s a fantastic solution.”