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RCF systems had ‘plenty of power’ at televised European athletics event

AV supplier Polygone Equipement provided RCF speakers for an athletics event at Lille-Metropole Stadium in France last month.

Broadcast on France Télévisions, the European Athletics Team Championships were held at the 18,000-seater venue in June.

Polygone, which has been partnered with Italian manufacturer RCF since the mid-1990s, had “no hesitation” in picking a combination of RCF’s products, noting a “straightforward” set-up due to the ground stacking system.

Polygone Equipement manager Gerard Coucke added: “The system sounded great, with plenty of power and perfect intelligibility and clarity.”

The AV supplier’s installation team said RCF’s active line array solution were a “big advantage” when cabling issues arose.

Polygone fitted 12 RCF TTL33-A active line arrays, supported by eight elements of HDL20-A, and underpinned with four TTS28-A subs. A pair of TT25-A was detailed for monitoring purposes for the official speaker out on the central field.

The TTL33-As were arrayed in four main stacks, spaced around the stadium, each containing three enclosures plus a TTS28-A sub. Four additional stacks of dual HDL20-A line array modules were deployed with appropriate tilt angles for optimum coverage of the tribune seating.

The FOH mixing console provided sources from CD players, while the five wireless mics offered long distance capability, with all sound processed through BSS Omnidrive.