One Systems covers Amahoro Stadium
RWANDA: South African distributor and integrator, Prosound, recently designed and installed a new sound system into Rwanda’s Amahoro Stadium. To meet the specifications from the customer, Prosound opted for One Systems speakers for the installed solution.
The stadium required a weatherproof design that would provide acoustic performance, longevity in a tropical climate and the ability to meet the budget, which was limited. To meet these needs Prosound installed a distributed system consisting of One Systems 112IM full weather loudspeakers.
The stadium consists of open North, East and South grandstands with the West having two covered areas on either side of the central covered presidential/VIP stand. In total 32 112IM 12-inch two way loudspeakers were installed throughout the stadium. The open grandstands feature 112IMs mounted at the bottom lip playing up and out, while the roofed stands had speakers placed at approximately 10m firing down.
‘The advantage of this distributed design is that we have loudspeakers close to the listeners, so SPL levels do not need to overwhelm patrons, and the speakers that fire from the inside out make speeches on the field and the VIP podium highly intelligible. Everyone is extremely happy with final design and outcome,’ said Terry Acres, Prosound’s founder. ‘One Systems loudspeakers sound great – using them in this application was a no-brainer. They have a proven track record with our organisation and we knew that they would get the job done for years to come.’
To read the full story of the stadium install and the moveable live system that was also supplied, see the January-February 2014 edition of Pro Audio Middle East.