Moscow, Russia (August 11, 2010)–Poklonnaya Gora, a World War II memorial in Moscow, selected One Systems direct weather loudspeakers to replace the outdated, speech-only PA system that was installed several years ago.
With the 65th Anniversary of Russia’s victory with the Allied Forces in World War II fast approaching, Poklonnaya Gora’s curators began looking into upgrading their current system in time for the anniversary celebration. After enduring their original system for years, they realized a system upgrade was desperately needed before the special anniversary celebration began this year. Avallon of Moscow was contracted for a new sound system installation.
Moscow’s weather has frequent thunderstorms in the summer and heavy snow in the winter. Avallon knew that weatherproofing was a top priority for this installation, due to the year-round exposure the speakers would endure. “Our goal was to provide enough power and output to cover the entire park, as well as to find a system that could withstand the elements day in and day out,” said Sergey Vashchenko of Avallon. “We, along with the memorial’s curators, are very pleased with the sound and the entire project.”
The installation called for 20 One Systems 212IM-100 speakers with distances of about 164–263 feet between speakers. Vashchenko added, “The speakers are mounted to existing poles throughout the complex, which was a challenge because the power amplifiers are located a good distance from each speaker. This limited us to wiring above ground to the poles, but the clarity, projection and vocal intelligibility of the One Systems speakers is incredible, and our client couldn’t be happier.”