LE STADE de la Route de L’Orient in Rennes is the first stadium in France with a complete Meyer Sound self-powered audio reinforcement system, having recently installed a complement of 64 loudspeakers. Spectaculaires, an event technology company, consulted on the system. “We have been using Meyer Sound self- powered loudspeakers for our large-scale events throughout Europe and the Middle East,” remarked Xavier Pitois, Spectaculaires’ technical director and project manager for the installation. “In fact, we had used Meyer systems for several productions at the stadium, so the management was familiar with the quality.”
The new distributed system
employs over-under clusters of two-each UPQ-1P loudspeakers with a total of 36 for the deeper grandstand sections on three sides. Twenty-four split front and rear UPA-1P loudspeakers cover a shallower grandstand on the fourth side. Fourteen 600-HP subwoofers are evenly spaced around the perimeter and a point-source cluster of two MSL-4 loudspeakers is aimed out onto the pitch. Pitois is also pleased to have a
self-powered system coupled with RMS remote monitoring. “We can confirm instantly that everything in the system is working properly, and know exactly when and where any fault occurs,” he added. www.meyersound.com
The stadium features a complete Meyer Sound self-powered audio reinforcement system
Teenyweeny coaxial systems. Live.
DIGICO HAS organised training seminars in Russia for the first time. Hosted by Russian distributor, Aris Pro the event was held in February at the recording and performance studios of artist Igor Sandler. DiGiCo’s Ian Staddon was joined by FOH engineer Dave Bracey (Robbie Williams, Massive Attack, Björk) in Moscow. Approximately 1.4 million Muscovite’s are reported to have watched the live web feed of the pair being interviewed on Sandler’s radio show the night before.
The seminar covered DiGiCo’s entire product line, combining theory and hands-on practice, rounded off with a mixing masterclass from Bracey. The day ended with a live performance by an AC/DC cover band, mixed on the SD7. “Everybody really liked the seminar,” says Yaroslav Udovik, managing director of Aris Pro. “In fact, we plan to do more, as we have identified a need to provide more information to end users in the Russian market.” www.digico.org
The E4 and E5 loudspeakers are slightly bigger than a wallet. Efficient miniatures for mobile speech and music reinforcement, with up to four being driven by each channel of a d&b amplifier. While they sound distinctively bigger than they are, they remain neutral, clear, transparent and intelligible even at high sound pressure levels. As with all the little systems in the d&b E-Series.