One of Poland’s nation-wide integrators, Tommex Zebrowscy, has completed the design and installation of a Community loudspeaker-based audio system for the new multi-use Mielec Stadium in south-east Poland.
Home to the Stal Mielec football team, the new 30,000-capacity stadium replaces the original which was built in 1953. Two tiered stands flank the length of the stadium, with the main West stand also providing for 100m athletic events.
The new audio solution system comprises 12 Community R.5HPT three-way, horn-loaded coaxial loudspeakers covering the seating areas of the West stand, with a mirrored system of 12 Community R.5HPTs covering the East stand.
Two R2-52 three-way, horn-loaded triaxial loudspeakers are also mounted on the West stand canopy, to cover the pitch and competition zones. Additionally, Tommex provided sound projector and ceiling loudspeakers for the public areas and the rooms under the stands.
Tommex chose Dynacord DSA 8410 and PCL 1240T amplifiers to drive the systems, located in two separate amp rooms in the West and East stands. System integrity, meanwhile, is ensured with the use of Dynacord's DCS (Digital Control Switching) system to provide uninterrupted transmission in the event of any amplifier failure.
A Dynacord CMS 1000-3 provides mixing, while a Dynacord P 64 controls the matrix and signal processing, with system monitoring. Elsewhere, a computer with touch screen is connected to the matrix P64 to provide a convenient interface for independently adjusting sound levels in the stands, on the pitch and in the zones under the stands.
Jarosaw Kraszewski, designer and project manager at Tommex Zebrowscy, explained: "We have successfully completed many projects of this type and always get great results using Community R-Series. Their audio quality, high intelligibility and efficiency set the standard that stadia expect today and their all-weather capability and long-term reliability is a major factor that we know we can depend on."