Philips Stadion, home to PSV, one of the top professional football clubs in the Netherlands, was the first venue in the world to install ArenaMatch DeltaQ loudspeaker line arrays and ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers from Bose Professional. Audio, video and lighting sales and rental firm Bazelmans AV completed the installation of the Bose loudspeakers at the 35,000-capacity stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, in time for kickoff of the team’s first game of the second half of the season early this year.
“The design of the sound system was made especially for Philips Stadion,” said Wiljan Bazelmans, commercial director at Bazelmans AV, which is headquartered in Veldhoven, Netherlands. The combination of the latest Bose Professional loudspeakers, power amplifiers and signal processors enables Philips Stadion to play high-quality music via loudspeaker arrays while at the same time delivering clearly audible voice announcements to every seat in the venue.
Philips Stadion commercial director Frans Janssen remarked: “The design of the sound system was made especially for the Philips Stadion. The sound boxes and equipment are of the highest quality. This increases the perception of the PSV matches held here to Champions League level – the level at which we want to be.”
The system includes 128 ArenaMatch outdoor line array modules, 56 ArenaMatch Utility AMU206 and 24 ArenaMatch Utility AMU108 speakers, as well as more than two dozen RoomMatch Utility RMU105 and RMU208 speakers. Over 50 PowerMatch PM8500N and PM4250N networked amplifiers drive the Philips Stadion system, which is managed and optimised by a dozen ControlSpace EX-1280C processors.