As the city of Wrocław in Poland prepares for The World Games in July 2017, the Wejherowska Street Pools will be redeveloped, including the sound system.
Tommex Żebrowscy Sp. J. was commissioned to design and install the sound system for both the indoor and outdoor pools, together with the main hall, fitness club and gymnasium which are combined in the complex. To meet the diverse needs of the venue, Tommex chose a combination of Community’s D Series and R Series loudspeakers.
The audio system operates via a Dante network, which connects three main points; the commentary stand with an Ashly digiMIX24 with Dante card, the main electronics rack and a sub rack for the fitness club and gymnasium. All loudspeakers are powered by Ashly amplifiers.
Marcin Zimny, commercial director of Tommex, explains the choice of loudspeakers: “For the main hall, fitness club and gymnasium, we used Community’s D Series DS8 and DS5 loudspeakers. With modern, unobtrusive styling, they deliver outstanding quality, intelligibility and output for their compact size.”
He continues: “For the pool areas, Community’s R Series were the clear choice for their power, voice quality, and all-weather capability, essential for the environment of swimming pools, whether indoors or out. Accurate dispersion patterns were also a major consideration in providing even coverage whilst avoiding reflective surfaces in the highly reverberant spaces. R Series also provides an unrivalled range of coverage patterns and powers, enabling us to select an ideal model for each area. For the main indoor pool we chose a combination of R.5-MAX and R.35-3896 loudspeakers, with R.15COAX covering the spectator stands. The R.15COAX was also used for all areas of the outdoor pool.”