TechData and Total Korea power Universiade Gwangju ceremonies
KOREA: TechData and Total Korea were recently enlisted to provide sound reinforcement for the opening and closing ceremonies of Universiade Gwangju 2015. Taking place at the Gwangju World Cup Stadium in Korea, the event welcomed 20,000 student athletes from 170 countries, in what is known as the world’s second largest sporting event after the Olympics. Total Korea opted to deploy JBL VTX line arrays and I-Tech HD amplifiers, and enlisted TechData to provide technical support.
‘The Universiade committee wanted a high-quality system that was stable and powerful enough to deliver its message during the ceremonies,’ offered Cheol Yoon, general manager at TechData. ‘The JBL line arrays allowed us to carry out this task without problems and maintained good coverage over the entire stadium. The Crown amplifiers provided plenty of headroom and helped us achieve the stability that the committee sought.’
Total Korea catered for the ceremonies with 48 JBL VTX V25 line array elements and 36 Vertec VT4889 cabinets, all powered by 103 Crown I-Tech 120000HD amplifiers. TechData was onsite to manage the system and also assisted with modelling and system tuning. The engineers were reportedly able to achieve a consistent SPL at a frequency range of 25Hz and 4kHz using JBL HiQnet Performance Manager.