The TT+ High Definition Touring and Theatre has been chosen to amplify the wake in memory of Padre Pio that took place at the end of September in San Giovanni Rotondo (south of Italy). Thousands of peoples attended the church service gathered in the space around the Sanctuary. In order to have a perfect audio coverage RCF was involved to manage the audio project for the event. Ing. Emanuele Morlini, TT+ Product Specialist, made a preliminary simulation in order to verify the diffusion, the sound pressure level and speech intelligibility. The RCF system managed to perform very well delivering a wide and perfect sound for both music and speech. The RCF system was composed by: 32 TTL33-A Line Array Modules; 8 TTS28-A Subwoofers; 4 TT22-A speakers; 4 TT25-A speakers; 4 TT08-A Precision Monitor.
(Edison, New Jersey) While celebrating a 150 year history, St. Lawrence Martyr in Maryland is also celebrating a spiritual revival the congregation has experienced in the most recent decade. New ministry management has fostered much of the spiritual growth through a Life Teen youth ministry, addition of Adult faith programs and including International Nights to a revitalized welcome ministry. That growth spurred a capital campaign in 2014 to build a new parish complex. On June 3, Baltimore Archibishop William Lori presided over a Dedication Mass blessing the new facility. When facility design was in the planning stages, Michael Klass of Baltimore-based Klassic Sound was referred to provide a solution for their sanctuary sound.
For the first time in 20 years an NHL hockey team has won all their consecutive NHL home games during the playoffs. That team – the Nashville Predators. The venue – Bridgestone Arena. The excitement is building for the team, and much of it is being related to the fan experience at the facility. “AV is an integral part of that experience,” notes the arena’s Senior Director of Technical Operations Ben Bosse. “More than integral, it is an essential item,” attributing the music and video as a big part of the “total game experience” relating both pre-game and post-game productions and inciting the crowd during in-game breaks in the action.
According to an ESPN Ultimate Standings fan survey from this past fall, “The Bridgestone Arena topped the charts in stadium experience, and it seems like it will only continue to improve,” as management had already announced plans to improve the arena.
Into the mix comes Durrell Sports, a Nashville-based sports stadium consultant.
“Bridgestone has always been a home town favorite to our company,” says Durrell principal John Horrell. “We have been connected to them, as being their main sound consultant, lessor of audio equipment, provider of Media Services and supplied audio technicians for the past twelve years. Watching the success of the building (rated in the top five most used stadiums in the country 10 years running) and the success of the Predators team have been exciting to say the least.”
Durrell was involved with the selection of the original system 12 years ago. Recognizing that system was showing its age and in need of repairs, and with the commitment from the facility management for needed upgrades, Horrell started to explore new solutions.
Full audio visual service company, Polygone Equipement, were recently brought in to provide auxiliary sound reinforcement for the prestigious European Athletics Team Championships at the 18,000-seat capacity Lille-Métropole Stadium. Formed in 1994, Polygone Equipement has been an RCF partner for most of that time, and working on the event for the first time they had no hesitation in picking a combination of high premium TTL33-A active line array and HDL20-A, RCF’s popular and huge selling composite system to supplement the stadium PA. They used 12 of the TTL33-A, supported by eight elements of HDL20-A, underpinned with four TTS28-A subs, while a pair of TT25-A were detailed for monitoring purposes for the official speaker out on the central field. The TTL33-A’s were arrayed in four main stacks, spaced around the stadium, each containing three enclosures plus a TTS28-A sub. Four additional stacks of dual HDL20-A line array modules were deployed with appropriate tilt angles for optimum coverage of the tribune seating. The FOH mixing console provided sources from CD players and jingles, while the five wireless mics offered long distance capability. All sound was processed through BSS Omnidrive and broadcast splits were sent to France Television for live transmission. According to the installation team the set-up had been straightforward because of the ground stacking design, while the RCF active line array solution proved a big advantage when it came to cabling issues. “The system sounded great, with plenty of power and perfect intelligibility and clarity,” stated Polygone Equipement’s Gerard Coucke.
RCF partners, Dipsonic, have equipped a number of beach rescue centres on the north coast of France with HD6045EN fibreglass long-throw multicell horns, which are designed to withstand the most adverse weather conditions. Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is the highest profile resort to receive the rescue voice application but others nearby include Stella Plage, Merlimont Plage and Sainte-Cécile Plage. The work was commissioned by Citeos, VINCI Energies’ Lighting and Urban Equipment brand, and the RCF solution was specified by M. Lefebvre from locally-based Dipsonic. His selection was based on the fact that the HD6045EN, rated at 133dB@1m, offered the highest SPL available for such a horn enclosure. In terms of design, two of these horns are pole-mounted and set side by side in a ‘V’ configuration, facing out in front of the central beach. At Sainte-Cécile they are directly fixed on the Rescue Centre wall itself. At Le Touquet-Paris-Plage an additional 25 RCF HD3216/T compact, lightweight and watertight horn speakers, will complete the installation along the 500-metre long sea wall, to increase the paging coverage at medium throw distance. The horns are powered from RCF’s UP 8000 series amplifiers, suitable for 70V/100V applications via the PR4093 9-in/3-out pre-amp, which has been purpose designed to provide a flexible solution for paging and music application in PA systems of this nature. All the RCF Resort Centre installations have replaced previous voice evacuation systems.
During Infocomm, RCF will showcase its latest innovations in sound reproduction and amplification. The RCF’s new product line will feature improvements, design upgrades and exciting new technologies, like the new FiRPHASE processing, on-board on an extended range of loudspeakers. Follow RCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don't miss the occasion to attend our product demos as shown below. HDL 6-A DEMOS Daily June 14-16 Demo Room W230A 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 11:00 - 12:00 a.m. 01:00 - 02:00 p.m. 03:00 - 04:00 p.m. RCF's big-selling HD-Line series, spearheaded by the HDL 20-A, welcomes the RCF HDL 6-A: an ultra-compact bi-amped 2-way active touring system for small to medium events, both indoors and outdoors. Despite the size and the ultralight-weight, the playback clarity is incredible, thanks to the built-in 1400W, 2-way class-D amplifiers and the FiRPHASE DSP processing. DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO VISIT US AND DISCOVER OUR ENTIRE PRODUCTS RANGE! BOOTH 6953 June 14-16 Orlando, FL
Hockeycomplex ‘Oosterplas’, Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)- The field hockey club which is also known as HC Den Bosch, recently underwent a complete new sound system installation, turning to RCF for the solution. RCF’s weatherproof IP55-rated P-series is no stranger to stadia and arenas throughout the world and has frequently been the architectural choice both for indoor installations in tough environments as well as outdoor applications such as stadiums and arenas. With three sides of the field open, all 20 of the P 3115-T, run 100V line, are distributed evenly along the roof of the single tribune, which also includes a central cluster. The full range, wide-dispersion, coaxial two-way loudspeaker system provides substantial power and efficiency. The HF section is a constant directivity CMD horn loaded to a 1” RCF Precision compression driver with a 1.5” diaphragm assembly. The LF transducer is a 15” woofer with 2.5” voice coil and the selectable line transformer makes is suitable for 70-100 volt applications. Commenting on the installation, Henri van Bergen, of RCF Netherlands, stated: “The most important consideration in stadiums like these is the Speech Transmission Index (STI), as well as fact the that the system must also sound great with music. “The client realised, during the final stages of decision making, that the RCF P-series gave them the best of both worlds.”