Electro‑Voice sets new benchmark at DSB Stadium in the Netherlands

November 26, 2008
Pieee Solutions has installed a new Electro-Voice sound system at DSB Stadium, home of the Dutch first division soccer team AZ Alkmaar, ensuring the complex sound reinforcement requirements of the stadium are met.The demands placed upon a stadium sound reinforcement system have changed fundamentally in recent years. Today, any such system must offer outstanding acoustic performance, be suitable for a very wide range of applications, and must also satisfy a complex and rigorous set of conditions relating to safety and reliability. Jeroen Ligterink, Managing Director of Pieee Solutions, knows this well. With the support of E-audio Benelux, the Apeldoorn-based company has just successfully completed the installation of a magnificent new Electro-Voice sound system in the 17,000-seater DSB Stadium, home of the Dutch first division football club AZ Alkmaar. “The stadium management had very clear ideas about the quality they expected from the new system; the demands were enormous,“ says Ligterink, who adds, “But we were able to fulfill all their wishes.“
“With the Electro‑Voice equipment in place there, we have set a new benchmark for stadium sound in the Netherlands.”

The new EV system offers optimal coverage and consists of 16 clusters of three and four clusters of two Electro-Voice FRX+660PI weatherized speaker systems. The clusters form pairs, but can be controlled individually, making it possible for the stadium announcer to target particular sections of the stands with messages.

To ensure the highest possible degree of system reliability, the team from Pieee Solutions opted for seven Electro-Voice N8000 loudspeaker controllers; Electro-Voice TG-7 amplifiers with integrated RCM-26 modules permit the formation (via Cobranet) of a convenient fibre-optic ring network. This means that, before every match, the system can be tested in its entirety at the push of a button-the best guarantee of flawless performance at every event.

In the press room, too, and the various lounges located in different areas of the stadium complex, the sound reinforcement is supplied by Electro-Voice equipment, with Pieee Solutions opting inter alia for EV FRX+, 70 EV EVID 6.2, as well as 20 EV ZX1, speaker systems. Axel Nagtegaal, head of E-audio Benelux, had this to say about the sound upgrade in the DSB Stadium: “The days when all-round loudspeakers were all you needed in a stadium are long past. The epitome of what is called for today is the DSB Stadium installation. With the Electro-Voice equipment in place there, we have set a new benchmark for stadium sound in the Netherlands.“ snapshot, November 25, 2008

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