DAS scores in Jordan
JORDAN: Amman-based systems integrator, International New Technical Est (INTE), was responsible for the audio solutions at three of the four stadia used for the FIFA Under 17’s Women’s World Cup. The integrator opted for DAS Audio solutions to meet the needs of the Amman International Stadium, the King Abdullah II stadium also in Amman and the Prince Hassan stadium in Irbed.
‘The requirements were not clear from the client as they had no one on board who had a technical background in audio or video,’ explained INTE project manager Haitham Nazzal. ‘The only clear requirement was from FIFA that the dB level should be between 95dB and 105db, and the STI should be above 0.55. Our audio design exceeded these numbers.’
The audio solutions for all three venues were designed in collaboration with DAS using EASE. At the Amman International Stadium the solution combines 10 HQ-112.95CX speakers with 12 HQ-112.43CX and a pair of HQ-112.64CX cabinets. Power is via four D-20 and the same number of D10 amplifiers while the solution is processed by a pair of the manufacturer’s DSP-2060A. The King Abdullah II stadium again uses the HQ-Series with nine HQ-112.95CX, 12 HQ-112.43CX and a pair of HQ-112.64CX. Power is again from D-20 and D-10 amplifiers (five and four respectively) with two DSP-2060As on processing duty. In Irbed, 12 of the HQ-112.43CX alongside eight HQ-112.95CX were installed with power from three D-20 amplifiers and a DSP-2060A providing the processing.
While time played a critical factor for the project as a whole, the major audio challenge came from the installation location for the speakers. This involved the team from INTE flying the 80kg cabinets from the steel roof of the VIP sections at a height of 25m.
Having met the deadline for the audio installation, the INTE team was also set the last minute challenge of delivering on the video front as well. The installer designed a visual solution that would take its feed from OB vans, process the signal and then distribute it to 24 screens installed in different locations around the stadia.
Having successfully completed the installations, Mr Nazzal is very happy with the results. ‘I can easily say that the client is happy and satisfied. I wouldn’t do anything differently.’