Qatar Cricket Stadium equipped with Electro-Voice
QATAR: Doha-based Helmet Trading and Contracting recently installed a sound reinforcement solution from Electro-Voice into the new 13,000-capacity Qatar Cricket Stadium, which is part of an entertainment complex that includes restaurants and a cinema.
‘The quality of Electro-Voice equipment is outstanding,’ stated Mahmoud Fahmawi, Helmet’s project manager. ‘Secondly, it represents the finest possible value for money. And thirdly, after a whole series of prestige installations in sporting venues throughout the world, Electro-Voice has an unassailable lead in the field of stadium sound reinforcement.’
The bulk of the installation is comprised of 45 Electro-Voice Sx600 loudspeakers, which are complemented in the VIP area by six Sx300 cabinets, with 12 Electro-Voice CPS 4.10 and one CPS 8.5 amplifier providing the power.
The installation is governed by an Electro-Voice NetMax N8000 digital matrix controller, which, since all the amplifiers are equipped with RCM-810 remote modules, is able to control and supervise every signal remotely. Meanwhile, a Dynacord CMS 1600 mixing console serves the commentary booth, alongside an Electro-Voice REV wireless microphone system.
‘For the time being, the stadium is uniquely a venue for cricket matches,’ said Mr Fahmawi. ‘But because of the rave reviews the facilities are attracting, there is talk now of broadening its use. Not only the architecture, but also the equipment installed in the stadium commend it as an attractive alternative for a variety of other events, and the numerous enquiries the stadium operators have been receiving make it likely that, whilst cricket matches will continue to make up its core business, there will soon be other strings in the Qatar Cricket Stadium’s bow.
‘Tony Sawyer from Electro-Voice’s tech support team was present to share his advice and expertise with us during the tuning of the system,’ he added. ‘This enabled us not only to do the job right, but also to have the system up and running ahead of the tight deadline.’