Adamson installs first system in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES: Adamson Systems has announced it has recently installed its first sound reinforcement system in the Philippines. The system in question was installed into the 400-year old University of Santo Tomas’ multipurpose Quadricentennial Pavilion gymnasium. The design and installation was executed by Makati City-based Crystal Audio led by operations Manager Kevin C Malupa.
The 5,014 sq-m gymnasium boasts gallery seating large enough to hold 5,792 people, whilst the new pavilion also accommodates a dance troupe, as well as fencing, badminton, judo and taekwondo clubs.
In addition to this, the ground level is home to retail space for banks and restaurants, whilst the first floor houses a two-level fitness centre adjacent to a gymnastics room. Meanwhile a third level features a two-lane oval track around the inside perimeter of the building.
Due to the seating capacity of the main pavilion, Adamson's SpekTrix line-array was said to have been ‘the perfect fit’ for the installation. The original sound design called for a single SpekTrix sub flown with six 5-degree SpekTrix enclosures below, but after some acoustical testing, the SpekTrix proved to be sufficient with an array ratio of one SpekTrix Sub to four SpekTrix enclosures.
Meanwhile, six sets of said arrays were flown, comprising two arrays at the opposite ends facing out, and four arrays along the court’s length, placed left and right of the centre. Lastly, four supplementary trapezoidal fill boxes were used to cover the centre of the court.
FOH is located above one of the venue’s entrances by the upper level of seating, for which a cable tray was installed along the underside of the catwalk which leads directly to FOH in order to keep all cables hidden from view and to facilitate easy repairs and upgrades.