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Community Pro scores at three FIFA World Cup stadiums

James McGrath 9 June 2014
Community Pro scores at three FIFA World Cup stadiums

Crowds at three different stadiums at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil will hear music as well as important announcements from Commmunity Professional R-Series loudspeakers. The line up includes the Arena Amazonia, where England plays its first group game against Italy on Saturday night.

Soundvision Engineering, which is the largest professional audio and video contract integrator in Brazil, handled the all of the three FIFIA World Cup 2014 stadium installations, with the first being at the Estádio Mineirão.

Soundvision’s CEO, Antonio Tadeu Torquato, and new business manager, Leandro Freire, carried out an extensive evaluation of loudspeaker systems at the Estádio Mineirão before choosing Community Pro, basing the final decision on the devices proven for all-weather reliability, well-defined coverage and high intelligibility.

The main system configuration consists of twenty-four clusters, each with four or five R2 loudspeakers. In total the system uses twenty-four Community R2-52’s, twenty-four R2-694’s, six R2-94’s, four R2-77’s and forty-eight R2-474 loudspeakers. These are fed from processors and amplifiers located in five technical rooms, communicating through CobraNet with D-link redundancy and BSS-BLU processors. The system is connected to the arena’s fire alarm system, enabling the distribution of live and pre-recorded messages for mass notification or emergency evacuation.

The second system was installed at the Arena de Sao Paulo, which is located in Carmosina, Sao Paulo. The 65,000-seat facility has been built specifically for the 2014 World Cup. Soundvision designed and installed a system using sixteen Community R2-94’s, sixteen R2-694’s and sixteen R2-77 loudspeakers.

The final install of Community R-Series loudspeakers took place at Arena Amazonia, which is located in the city of Manaus in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The stadium will host England’s first FIFA World Cup game against Italy on Saturday. The sustainable stadium project will deliver an important legacy for the region and provides seating for 42,377 spectators. This system in Arena Amazonia was completed by Soundvision using sixty-four Community R2-474’s and seventy-six R.25-94T loudspeakers.

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