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Austrian ski lodge reaches high altitudes with K-array

After 46 years in operation, the owners wanted to remodel the building, including the old audio system

Situated in the heart of the Alps at 1,720m above sea level – the Schmiedhofalm Ski Lodge in Austria has recently undergone renovations for the first time in its 46-years in operation.

With ambitions to serve traditional Austrian cuisine to a larger crowd of up to 300 people, in addition to offering live music, the lodge’s owners wanted to remodel the existing building, including the old audio system

Karl Wienand, K-array product specialist at Musik Lenz, was responsible for the design, which included six individually controlled zones.

These were updated using four half metre Kobras and a KMT18p sub in the main bar and ten Tornados combined with five KU36 subwoofers throughout the restaurant. Meanwhile, two half metre Pythons and a KMT18p sub were installed in the outside bar and eight Tornados were paired with four KU36 subs in the terrace area and all were driven by KA24 amplifiers.

Several different sources were connected: a music computer, the TV signal and also a connection point for external mp3 players, while bands and performers can connect their system to the house system and vice versa.

Mayr-Szummer, one of the owners of Schmiedhofalm, says. “By combining the various K-array models we were able to create an ideal sound, neither intrusive nor too quiet. The clear tone produced by the system justifies our decision and gives you a feeling as if each track is played live.”