K-array has had its column speakers and amplifiers selected for an installation in the largest mosque in the world, which is located in the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, Iran. The managers of the mosque specified that the sound system selected could not subtract from the décor.
The Imam Reza Shrine is a complex, which also contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites. Several international companies competed for the project, which was awarded to Tehran-based, pro-audio distributor Moco. The K-array loudspeakers were fitted to the foyers Bast Shayhk Toosi, Bast Hur Ameli and Dar al Hujjah at the mosque.
“With a large amount of proposals submitted by audio design companies, we selected the solution that could provide clear sound but, most importantly, was able to blend in well with the architecture of the shrine,” said Mr. Akhbari, engineer and head of the technical department of the Holy Shrine. “Moco and their K-array solutions were an obvious choice.”
Installation company, Pishgaman Sazeh va Sanat Pasargad installed a total of 24 KK102 column speakers powered by six KA10-10 four-channel amplifiers throughout the arched entrance halls covered in glass mosaics.
A team of 10 completed the project within 15 days using over 40,000m of cable.
Akhbari added: “I am very satisfied with the quality of speaker system and the installation.”