Western Lapland, Sirkka, Finland (October 4, 2011)—Espoo, Finland-based Electro Waves Oy, which designed the sound system at the Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi spa/hotel, has installed D.A.S. Audio loudspeakers for the facility.
Jyti Ålander, sales director for Electro Waves Oy, explained, "The new D.A.S. loudspeaker systems are designed to provide ambience (thunder and lightning, music and nature sounds) throughout the spa while, in the bowling area, the system is intended for loud background music that creates an 'upbeat' atmosphere.?
Additionally, there are paging capabilities and the system handles emergency evacuation notification tasks as well. "We elected to install D.A.S. Audio Variant loudspeaker systems—specifically the Variant 112A powered, 2-way, full-range enclosures and the Variant 18A powered subwoofers—as they are specifically designed for the installation market," he noted.
In the spa, the Variant enclosures are flown, as this enabled the loudspeakers to blend into the environment. The system consists of eight Variant 112As split into two clusters, while two Variant 18A subwoofers fill out the low-frequency requirements of the space.
In the bowling area, the Electro Waves crew deployed eight Variant 112A loudspeakers—one in each bowling track—plus two Variant 18A subwoofers. These subwoofers reside on the floor behind the room's center pillar.
The sound system is governed by a ClearOne PSR1212 digital matrix mixer, which handles digital signal processing and audio routing responsibilities. This is tied to an AMX NI-3000 NetLinx 8-in/8-out integrated controller. Background music is provided by Viihdeväylä Oy, with Vivaldi music software for the PC.