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Radisson Blu Royal revamped with Tannoy OCV Series loudspeakers

Tannoy's OCV Series has been selected for the Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Norway, marking the first install of the pendant speaker.

The Radisson Blu Royal in Bergen, Norway – part of the globally recognised hotel chain (formerly Radisson SAS) – has recently been revamped with an audio solution comprising the new Tannoy OCV Series.
 Part of the refurbishment included an expansion of the hotel’s restaurant and conference facilities, with the modern building materials and large glazed atrium design of the space requiring an equally modern and innovative loudspeaker solution. 
 Loudspeaker system design team AVAB-CAC in Bergen selected a solution that didn’t rely on conventional in-ceiling loudspeakers. The integrators deployed Tannoy’s OCV Series, which were introduced last year – marking a first serious foray into the pendant speaker market with 6in (OCV 6) and 8in (OCV 8) models available in either black or white.
 AVAB installed 50 of the CVS in-ceiling loudspeakers, which provide even distribution of sound and total coverage for the architecturally sensitive areas of the hotel. These are augmented by a number of OCV loudspeakers, with ambient background music playing directly from a central media server and system power arriving from nine Lab.gruppen E Series amplifiers.
 Arthur Botnevik of AVAB CAC Bergen, said: “OCV was chosen because of the unique design that fits into the glass atrium, without compromising the integrity or visual aesthetic of the building. The OCVs are providing full range sound quality for the restaurant area, and it was the ideal product for this kind of application.”