Game, set and match: Acoustic Technologies is a winner at tennis facility16 April 2007
The large aluminium and fabric structure covers eight indoor tennis courts and a centrally located two-storey building containing reception, pro shop, amenities and a mezzanine caf_ with viewing areas.
GUZ BOX design + audio were engaged early in the construction process to provide an acoustic opinion to determine the suitability of the venue for speech and special events. Preliminary acoustic modelling highlighted long reverberation times, particularly at speech frequencies, due to the highly reflective nature of the tension fabric linings and court surfaces.
A suitable sound reinforcement system was designed to provide paging and high quality background music with direct coverage to each of the court areas. A multi-zoned paging system was installed to provide independent control to each of the tennis courts.
A total of 16x Acoustic Technologies LG04 compact full-range loudspeaker enclosures supply high quality audio throughout the facility. The loudspeakers were supplied in a custom colour to match the structural portal frames of the MPOWERdome Sport Hall. These are powered by 2x Ecler MPA 4-400 multi-channel power amplifiers