The City of Namur in Belgium is once again enjoying the sound of the traditional bells of a carillon thanks to a modern solution designed and installed by audio specialists Live 4 Life. The project was initiated by the Alderman and Officers of Namur to entertain visitors and reclaim the city’s historical traditions.
Placed high on the roof of the City Hall, four Community RSH-462 loudspeakers broadcast short extracts from Li Bia Bouquet, the anthem of Namur. The schedule of play is phased throughout the week to play longer on such days as market day, and less on Sundays when it could disturb the residents.
An InOut RePlay R-01E is used for content and scheduling, while digital processing and loudspeaker management is provided by a Community dSPEC226. The high power Focussed Array RSH-462 loudspeakers are driven by two t&mSystems SP1600 700 Watt amplifiers.
Olivier Massart of M-PRO BeNeLux BVBA, Community’s distributor, commented, “The system runs automatically and the sound is loud and clear. It perfectly provides the sound of beautifully tuned bells and is greatly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.”