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Norwegian high school upgrades with Community Pro

James McGrath 17 January 2014

Norway’s Porsgrunn videregående skole upper secondary school has upgraded its main auditorium with a new Community sound system. IT, communication and AV specialists, Netsolution AS, carried out installation of the new audio solution.

The school is located in the coastal town of Porsgrunn in Telemark County, 150 km southwest of the country’s capital, Oslo. It is one of Telemark County’s largest high schools with a total of 1150 students and 160+ employees. Its multipurpose auditorium contains tiered seating for 180 persons and the sound system was required to be suitable for speech, live music and film.

The new system was designed by Bjørn Fjeld of Norsk Lydteknikk AS, who has designed many similar multipurpose systems for educational and commercial establishments across Norway.

For Porsgrunn, Fjeld used the 12in, two-way V2-1296 loudspeakers with 90 x 60 degree dispersion, which ideally suited the room and provided consistent sound over the whole seating area. The school is to invest in Community VERIS subs later this year and the system’s Symetrix Solus 8 DSP mixer has been pre-programmed ready for this sub/top upgrade. Ecler DPA2000 amplifiers were chosen to power the V2-1296 loudspeakers. Netsolution AS also integrated the school’s existing VITY touch control system to control the Symetrix

“The school has been extremely complimentary about the system meeting their needs,” concluded Fjeld. “In particular, the excellent sound it provides for every seat in the auditorium.”

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