imgNorrkoping, Sweden (March 21, 2014)—The 4,480-seat Himmelstalundshallen arena in Norrköping, Sweden recently upgraded its audio system; sound contractor Micab upgraded the system under the direction of installation specialist Mikael Bergvall.

Working with Christer Lidberg and Jan Hedlund at Swedish HARMAN distributor Septon Electronics, a system was designed based around eight Crown DCi 4|600N and eight DCi 4|300N networkable power amplifiers. The amplifiers are linked together using BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-101 and BLU-160 devices with BLU-Link. Twenty JBL AM5215 loudspeakers complete the installation.

The JBL AM5215 loudspeakers are hung equally spaced around the perimeter of the arena and aimed into the seats, a configuration that directs the output of the loudspeakers to the seating areas while minimizing reflected sound from the walls and ceiling along with any gaps or overlaps in coverage.

“The system really came together well and more than met the arena manager’s expectations,” said Bergvall.