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Multiple L-Acoustic systems installed in new croatian arenas

Feb 02, 2009

L-ACOUSTICS' Croatian distributor Dicroic has installed a number of
sound systems into two brand new arenas in Croatia, built to host the
2009 World Men’s Handball...

L-ACOUSTICS' Croatian distributor Dicroic has installed a number of sound systems into two brand new arenas in Croatia, built to host the 2009 World Men’s Handball Championships. The multifunctional state-of-the-art Spaladium Arena, with a seating capacity of 12,000, has opened in the centre of Split – the largest city on the coastline – where it’s expected to become the centre of important sporting, entertainment and business events, enabling Split to host events which were previously too large. To the west of the country in Porec, the Zatika Arena has also opened with an L-ACOUSTICS system. This multi-purpose sports hall can seat 3,700.

Established in 1993, Dicroic - also located in Split - has become very active in Croatia and other former Yugoslavian territories, handling turnkey sales and installation of pro audio, video, multimedia and lighting equipment. Working closely with L-ACOUSTICS' head of installation support Cedric Montrezor, Dicroic’s Slaven Tahirbegovic designed and installed three sound systems for the venue.

The main sound system an L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC compact line source system with dV-SUB subwoofers. The auditoria is covered by four dV-DOSCs and dV-SUB clusters consisting of nine dV-DOSC cabinets and two dV-SUBs mounted above the dV-DOSCs. These clusters are mounted 24m above the playing field, and can be accessed via the roof’s service area. One cluster consisting of nine dV-DOSC cabinets is installed at the bottom of the LED video cube and used to cover the playing field; this has a variable time delay depending on the LED cube's height from the ground. Each cluster is powered by two LA8 amplified controller racks.

In addition, Dicroic flew eight L-ACOUSTICS 112P active coaxials in the small hall to cover the entire area.

A further L-ACOUSTICS system two clusters of two SB118 high performance subs, six KIVA ultra compact line source cabinets and two KILO low frequency extension cabinets, powered by three LA8 amplified controller racks, is being used as a mobile system to cover the arena from the stage during conventions and shows.

Meanwhile an L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC and KIVA system has been installed into the Zatika Arena, where two clusters consisting of five dV-DOSC and eight (two x four) KIVA cabinets each cover half of the main hall. These clusters, which can physically be divided into two smaller systems for events when the room is split into two, are powered by LA8 and LA4 amplifiers. The playing area is covered by two clusters of three 112P active speakers. Again, the system was designing by Tahirbegovic and Montrezor, with Sali Trade from the nearby town of Pula assisting with on site installation.

Tahirbegovic is full of praise for L-ACOUSTICS’ technology, and the installation and after-sales support provided by the manufacturer. “After we’d finished the installations, our measurements showed us that we’d done an almost perfect job,” he says. “The audience areas and areas of play are covered 100%, and speech intelligibility is excellent in both arenas. At all the measuring points, the difference between the sound pressure levels was <1dB , and the maximum SPL was 107 dB. I truly believe that we’ve designed the best arena and sports hall sound systems in Croatia.”

Dicroic is L-ACOUSTICS’ Balkan distributor for Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

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