Mahajak scores an installation at Mitr Phol Stadium
THAILAND: Thai Premier League football team Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC recently moved from its old home of Ratchaburi Provincial Stadium to its new home ground, Mitr Phol Stadium. The new stadium seats up to 12,000 fans, has been constructed to FIFA and AFC standards with sufficient car parking, press areas, locker rooms and souvenir shops and is located in the Muang district of the Ratchaburi province. Hired to install the audio solution at the venue was systems integrator Mahajak, which deployed a range of JBL, Crown, BSS and Shure products.
‘Mitr Phol Stadium is our first sound system installation project for a football stadium. The customer required a sound system that can support public announcements and music performances with clear sound. Mahajak was responsible for system design, supply of all equipment and installation,’ recalled Rungrote Kerdpimon, project sales engineer at Mahajak. ‘With a three-sided grandstand there was a challenge in the design of the sound system, since the sound must deliver coverage for every seat.’
JBL PD595-WRC and PD564-WRC outdoor loudspeakers were installed for the main PA system, as the manufacturer designed them specifically for use in sports facilities and to resist all manner of weather conditions. The PD595-WRC units were installed atop the roofed grandstand, providing coverage to the stand opposite. The PD564-WRCs serve those seated beneath the roof and are complemented by AWC129 two-way all-weather PA speakers. AWC564-WRC. Meanwhile, additional PD564-WRC cabinets cater for fans seated behind the goal.
The loudspeaker setup is powered by Crown CTs1200 amplifiers installed in the stadium’s control room alongside a Soundcraft mixer and BSS Blu-100 and Blu-50 processors.
Capturing the sound for PA announcements, musical performances and the Ratchaburi cheerleaders is a combination of Shure microphones. This is made up of a pair of PGA58LC, the same number of SM58-LC and two SLX24/SM58 sets. Distribution is via a UA-844 UHF antenna system with a UA830A in-line distribution amplifier and four UA8-774-865 receivers.
‘Shure microphone systems and Harman products were supplied for all PA systems,’ Mr Kerdpimon confirmed. ‘We are proud that Mitr Phol Stadium is one of our reference projects and we would like to thank our team that made this project a success.’