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Canadian museum project uses 650 Community Pro loudspeakers

Duncan Proctor 19 December 2014
Canadian museum project uses 650 Community Pro loudspeakers

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba has had a specially designed sound system fitted featuring Community Pro loudspeakers.

The museum is a major project for Winnipeg and the only federal museum to be built outside of Canada’s capital of Ottawa in over 50 years.

Toronto-based Mulvey and Banani designed the sound system with Greg Rushton the principal designer. Installation was handled by AV specialists, Inland Audio Visual Limited, and the project manager was Inland AV’s Barry Carr.

The sound system’s primary purpose is building wide multi-zone paging, but in specified areas the loudspeaker systems can also be used for local audio needs, such as those required by the banquet halls and classrooms. The electronics are located in five central rack rooms and networked via Cobranet.

A total of 650 Community ceiling loudspeakers were used throughout the project including a combination of 4.5in D4 and 6.5in D6 D SERIES loudspeakers, and powerful CLOUD1266 12in coaxial ceiling loudspeakers. The system incorporates Peavey DSP and Crest amplifiers are used to power the loudspeakers.

Inland AV installed touchscreen controlled AV systems in three classrooms, featuring projectors that can run independently or over the network. They also installed the corporate boardrooms with audio, video and simultaneous interpretation and teleconference systems.

“Community loudspeakers are designed for installations where uncompromised speech clarity and great music quality are prime requirements,” said Loren Robinson, Community’s regional manager. “It’s very gratifying to see them used in such an impressive system for this internationally prestigious project.”

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