Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Genelec powers museum exploring the Cold War, in Denmark

4000 Series loudspeakers provide the audio for REGAN Vest, a new museum in Skørping, Denmark, exploring the geopolitical tensions of the Cold War

A comprehensive audio solution from Genelec has been installed at REGAN Vest, a new museum in Skørping, Denmark, exploring the geopolitical tensions of the Cold War. The museum is made up of three parts; a 5,500 sq-metre secret bunker hidden 60 metres underground with untouched artefacts and original décor; the master machinist’s house showing what day-to-day life was like; and the newly built exhibition space that tells the story of political tensions and how Denmark prepared for nuclear attack.

Taintec’s Tue Selmer Friborg, the audio-visual consultant, specified a solution that relies on the 4000 Series loudspeakers, complemented by 7050 subwoofer technology. The system comprises seven powerful 4030 loudspeakers, five 4020s, four 4010s and one 7050 subwoofer, all of which are responsible for providing the atmospheric soundscapes that bring the exhibition to life. The low power consumption is provided by Genelec’s Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) technology.

As guests enter, quadrophonic surround sound is used to emphasise the two opposing sides, and in another room, there’s a replica of a nuclear explosion – which features intense flashing lights, a blast from the Genelec loudspeakers and a Danish TV broadcast of the attack.

Additionally, several vintage TVs and radios play historic clips from the era, which are reproduced by Genelec’s ultra-compact 4010 loudspeakers. The system is controlled by networked media players from BrightSign, so that the sound levels and playback triggers are handled via the network.

“We wanted to create an exhibition in which the audio-visual elements supported the storytelling in very subtle ways,” said Friborg. “The sound had to offer guests an immersive element, whilst being unobtrusive, and at the same time we wanted to make an exhibition which – though complex – would require as little maintenance as possible.”