Audacious upgrade for Amsterdam ArenA

Holland: The Amsterdam ArenA, home of soccer club Ajax Amsterdam, has announced a £1.4 million investment in its acoustics and sound quality for live events. The measures follow months of preparation and research by leading Dutch music promoter MOJO Concerts, TM Audio of Holland and acoustic engineers Peutz.
Author:
Publish date:

Holland: The Amsterdam ArenA, home of soccer club Ajax Amsterdam, has announced a £1.4 million investment in its acoustics and sound quality for live events. The measures follow months of preparation and research by leading Dutch music promoter MOJO Concerts, TM Audio of Holland and acoustic engineers Peutz.

The scheme will include acoustic treatment and a new, digitally distributed sound system, designed both as a stand-alone public address/safety system and to augment PA systems brought in by visiting concert and event productions.

To improve the quality of the acoustics, reverberation time in the stadium will be reduced by using thousands of square metres of special sound absorbent materials on the roof and on the walls. The material was selected after the excellent results achieved with its use in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam – famous for its unparalleled acoustic qualities. The other half of the project sees the installation of a new digitally-based, high power audio system, comprising more than 200 Martin Audio W8LM line array enclosures and a Peavey MediaMatrix Nion signal distribution system.
www.tmaudio.nl

Related

Legendary Amsterdam venue meets acoustic challenge with Martin line array

NETHERLANDS: Having had a long history of utilising Martin Audio Wavefront 8 equipment, Amsterdam music venue the Melkweg (Milky Way) has now upgraded to the company’s W8LM line array in its main MAX Room after a lengthy period of research aimed at devising a specification able to cope with the facility’s recently altered acoustics, writes David Davies.

AES Amsterdam greeted with optimism

Holland: "This is the first major event of our 60th anniversary," announced AES executive director Roger Furness at the event's crowded first-day press conference at the RAI in Amsterdam, writes Dave Robinson.

All set for Amsterdam: IBC09 draws near

NETHERLANDS: Calrec, JK Audio, SSL (pictured) and Zaxcom are among the companies to have revealed plans for this year's edition of the AV technology fest, writes David Davies. IBC2009 will take place at the Amsterdam RAI this month; the conference runs from September 10-14 and the exhibition begins and ends one day later.

See what they can do? Acoustic heaven for new London arena

UK: London's first purpose-built music venue in 130 years, The O2, is set to open in July 2007. Built inside the fateful Millennium Dome, The O2 is poised to become the largest and most technically-advanced music venue the UK has ever seen, and no expense has been spared, writes Greg Parmley.