AVL Media Group was recently approached by Straight Street Event Service to assist with the creation of a new audio system for the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club in Waterloo, Ontario.
The club, which has more than 2500 members, was looking for a new audio system to address their needs going into the future. They required a system that delivered consistent sound coverage for the rink area (specifically a consistent 80db at the ice surface), and significantly upgraded overall sound quality.
The skating club offers many different competitive programs that have trained athletes that are competing at the national and international levels. Quality of sound in support of these athletes was of primary importance.
To ensure the best possible quality, AVL Media Group recommended Tannoy and Lab Gruppen products. Wayne Dietrich from Straight explains that “the high quality 12 inches dual concentric from Tannoy gives us excellent full frequency response with 90-degree dispersion and minimum phase cancellation when compared with most conventional multi-way speakers.” Part of the project involved correcting the positioning of the speakers to optimize coverage in the spectator areas.
The EASE model predicted they would need 28 Tannoy CMS 1201DC, as well as 2 CMS 1201 Subs to create a low-frequency extension. The system was powered by 2 Lab Gruppen C88:4 high power 4 channel amplifiers.
“The result is an extremely consistent 82dB at the ice surface and since installation, we have been receiving many positive reviews from the Skate Club staff and their members.” Dietrich says, “everyone was very pleased with the results.”