Brande Hojskole education institute in Denmark has acquired a new Dynacord sound reinforcement system for its newly constructed auditorium. Ascon, which designed and installed the system, opted for 15 D8 speakers, three DSA power amplifiers and two AXM 12A monitors, as well as a wireless microphone system from Electro-Voice.
The auditorium is part of a new bulding opened at the end of 2014, which also contains classrooms and dormitories for students.
“Everybody wants a system that offers superb sound quality. But in the case of Brande Hojskole, the requirements didn’t stop there,” recalled Freddy Korsgaard, sales manager at Ascon, the company commissioned with the design and installation of the system. “The demands of the architect required speakers that would harmonise with the aesthetics of the building and that could be recessed into the ceiling. We chose the D8 because of its unique combination of size, sound quality and unobtrusive white design. Mechanically robust, the D8 is versatile and offers great coverage despite its very compact dimensions.”
Korsgaard added: “Between the ceiling panels and the actual ceiling, only a limited amount of space is available. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the D8 fits wonderfully. And, with a weight of less than nine kilograms, the speaker is also incredibly light, an important feature when integrating a speaker into the ceiling.”
Driving the 15 D8 speakers installed around the auditorium are three Dynacord DSA 8206 power amps with a high, stable output. Two Dynacord AXM 12A monitors and a wireless microphone system from Electro-Voice complete the installation, along with a motorised projector and screen.
“We don’t leave until we are 100% sure the installation is complete, the sound optimised and the customer happy. In the case of the Brande Hojskole, the result isn’t just good, it’s perfect!” commented Korsgaard.