Toruń is an important city on the Polish sports map and its status has recently been enhanced with the completion of the new $40M Toruń Sports Hall. The multi-sports venue has a capacity of 6,000, which can be expanded to 9,000 when required.
Marcin Zimny of Tommex Żebrowscy Sp. J. was the system designer and project manager for the EN 54-24 certified audio system, which is also used for events information and entertainment. Tommex also provided system tuning and commissioning. Zimny commented, “The installation was handled by Łódź-based IRBIS. They are a very professional company and did a great job installing the system to the highest standards; an important factor for ensuring quality and long term reliability.”
Zimny discussed the system design, “Community R SERIES is always our first choice of loudspeakers for stadia and large scale sports venues and our assessment again confirmed that R SERIES would be the optimum solution for the Toruń Sports Hall. EN 54-24 certified versions of R SERIES models were used to cover the seating which is a full 360 degrees. Eight R2-77Z loudspeakers were employed for the seating areas down the length of the venue, and a combination of six R1-94Z and fourteen R1-66Z loudspeakers for the shorter ends and the sports competition field. Being EN 54-24 certified, these loudspeakers met the specification required and their outstanding audio quality fully satisfied the venue’s announcement and entertainment needs.”
The system is managed by a g+m elektronik APS-Aprosys voice evacuation system and also uses the new g+m 500W D class amps to power the Community loudspeakers. Zimny explained, “Like all of our EN 54-24 projects, when pro sound meets voice evacuation we design the system with two independent channels. This provides a signal for voice evacuation directly from the microphone desk or message memory to the APS-Aprosys, as required to meet the regulations and certification. A second signal for pro audio goes from the commentary desk via two Community dSPEC226 processors directly to the amplifiers. For the Toruń Sports Hall we used a 2in/6out dSPEC226 and a 4in/6out dSPEC226AN, giving us a total of twelve output channels for optimization of the signal to the loudspeakers.”
Zimny concluded, “Combination EN 54-24 and multi-purpose PA projects are increasingly becoming the standard in Poland. We take safety and entertainment equally seriously and Community’s R SERIES are perfect for such systems. Large numbers of people simply enjoy the events with superb audio quality whilst the venue operator knows their safety is being fully provided for.”