Community at Mega Adventure Aerial Park
AUSTRALIA: Horder Communication Solutions has installed a Community loudspeaker solution at Adelaide’s Mega Adventure Aerial Park. The park’s operator, Touch Cloud Global, contacted John Horder, director of Horder Communications Solutions, following the success of previous installations at sister company Mega Adventure’s sites across Australia and Singapore. Hills Audio Visual provided assistance during the design phase.
The system was required to cover a 25m high open structure, while also providing as much control of overspill as possible. The design saw the implementation of Community’s R Series loudspeakers. ‘We decided to use Community R Series R.35-3896 loudspeakers for a number of reasons,’ explained Blake Kirby from Hills. ‘They offered superb frequency response and SPL specifications, with a well-controlled dispersion pattern.
‘Additionally their all-weather capability was suited to the marine environment and their physical footprint suited flying from the structure,’ Mr Kirby added. ‘We chose to fly two loudspeakers pointing down and to the west where dispersion was not an issue and one speaker down and to the east to fill the pattern, but still reduce spill to the east. Each was driven by separate 200W Class-D amplifiers as a single zone. The result in controlled coverage and sound quality was simply awesome.
‘The control of the spill exceeded expectations and the sound throughout the structure is uniform,’ he continued. ‘Very limited EQ was required, with just a small lift at 300Hz and 10K for subjective preference. SPL from the top level is so uniform as to be indiscernible by participants.’
‘Now my structure has all the senses covered,’ said Mega Adventure Adelaide GM Stephen Grundy, following the installation. ‘It really makes it feel inclusive, especially when there are not a lot of people on the structure.'