Toronto, Canada (April 30, 2014)—Toronto’s new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, recently opened at the base of the CN Tower, featuring a sound reinforcement system with QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers managed by a Q-Sys Core 500i integrated system platform.
At 135,000 square feet, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the largest indoor aquarium in the country, encompassing nine galleries that represent freshwater and marine habitats ranging from the Great Lakes to tropical reefs and housing over 16,000 fish. The audio portion of the aquarium experience features a 70 V distributed system comprised of more than 230 QSC AcousticDesign surface and ceiling-mount loudspeakers, powered by nearly 50 channels of CX Series amplifiers, plus K Series active loudspeakers, all under the control of Q-Sys.
The Core 500i acts as a single point source for playback of all background music and some sound design elements throughout the aquarium and outside the building’s main entrance. Q-Sys also manages two-way communications with the dive shows at some of the exhibits, as well as routing and reinforcement of the wireless microphone systems used at the various sea life presentations.
The Core is installed with six Q-Sys I/O Frames that provide interconnection and routing to and from external equipment.
Design Electronics of Niagara Falls, Ontario was selected to supply and install all audio, video, security and CCTV equipment throughout the building.