Prague (October 15, 2004)–The new Sazka Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, has installed 98 Apogee APL Series powered loudspeakers. The Apogee system consists of 90 APL-500DSP and eight APL-800DSP loudspeakers, networked and controlled by Apogee Digital Audio Management (ADAM) software. The arena was designed and built in just 28 months to be ready for the opening of the 2004 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Prague.
The Sazka Arena’s Apogee system, as well as all other audio/video and broadcast systems, were designed by Soning, one of the Czech Republic’s leading consulting firms. According to Andrej Hronec, owner of AudioPro, Apogee’s distributor in Prague, Soning focused heavily on the latest technologies to ease the normally difficult task of using one facility for a wide variety of events.
Sazka Arena, expected to attract up to 1,500,000 visitors a year, is arguably the most modern multi-purpose venue for sports, culture, entertainment, exhibits, fairs, and other events in Europe. Its technology includes a closed circuit TV system, internal TV studio, display panels, huge video cube, mobile stands, state-of-the-art acoustics, illumination, and telecommunication systems, and full AES-EBUdigital audio distribution all the way to the loudspeakers.
Soning’s design utilizes 90 APL-500DSP speakers flown in eight clusters near the parameter of the main floor, plus a ring of APL-500DSP speakers to cover the upper most seating areas. Additionally, eight APL-800DSP speakers are mounted under the center scoreboard.
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