Port Perry, Ontario (September 24, 2013)—An Adamson Metrix system provided the sound reinforcement at this year’s World Rowing U23 Championship at the Reggattastrecke Ottensheim in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Before getting to the event, MEB system tech Martin Lang used Adamson's Shooter prediction software to design the system. "It is easy to use and extremely accurate," he notes. "It definitely saved us time when it came to actual setup."
The Grandstand seating area was divided into six zones, each covered by a pole-mounted PA that consisted of a Metrix Sub-t along with a Metrix-t and Metrix W-t on top. MEB created custom pole mounts that allowed adjustment of the angle of the two Metrix Tops to ensure coverage of the seating area zone.
In addition to the Grandstand, it was important that the boat preparation area also receive clean and intelligible announcements. "It was a very wide area and also very crowded with teams preparing to race," adds Lang. "We decided it would be covered best with a system deployed on a nearby rooftop aimed down at the field."
The MEB team also flew a line array consisting of six Metrix-t enclosures with two ground stacked Metrix Sub-t boxes at the concessions area so attendees wouldn’t miss anything. A pair of Point 12 and Point 8 loudspeakers provided coverage for the restaurant and VIP tents on the grounds.
"We used Lab.gruppen PLM amplifiers to power all of the systems," Lang says. "The temperatures were up to 102 degrees (Fahrenheit), but we knew we could trust them in any situation and they did not fail us."