The Danish arm of KPMG, a worldwide accounting and consulting firm, makes a bold statement through its new 33,000-square-meter headquarters building in Copenhagen designed by architects 3XN. As part of the building architecture characterized by three interlocking polygons, KPMG’s auditorium features a virtually invisible system of Meyer SoundMM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers to ensure intelligibility for company presentations.
“It was a challenging room because the architects did not want any loudspeakers visible, not even color-matched ceiling grilles,” states Anders Jørgensen of Kastrup, Denmark-based Stouenborg, the firm responsible for the A/V systems. “The only place allowed for speakers was in angled lighting slots built into the ceiling design. And the only systems available that could provide the power and clarity we needed inside that small space were the Meyer Sound MM-4XP loudspeakers.”
A total of 23 MM-4XP loudspeakers are strategically spaced throughout the auditorium in four delay zones. When the room is split into two smaller spaces, 15 MM-4XP loudspeakers can be assigned to the larger room and eight to the smaller with a single touch of the Crestron touch panel.
The MM-4XP loudspeakers draw DC power from remote 48-volt MPS-488HP power supplies, making it possible for Stouenborg technicians to install the entire system with Class 2 wiring while still retaining the clear performance advantages of true self-powered loudspeakers. “There’s a metro train line directly underneath the building, and we needed to minimize possible interference,” notes Jørgensen. “The MM-4XP speakers did that and also reduced the number of rack units we normally need in the equipment room. The overall level is incredible compared to the systems typically used for ceiling speakers. The client is extremely pleased by the results.”
For video presentations, the system includes a trio of UPJunior™ VariO™ loudspeakers behind each of the two video screens, with each configured as left-center-right to the ISO 2969 cinema standard. The integrated A/V systems provided by Stouenborg also include Sennheiser wireless microphone systems, DPA lectern microphones, and dual Sanyo HF10000 2K projectors.
KPMG Denmark is part of KMPG’s global network of accounting, tax advisory, and business consulting firms, with more than 138,000 employees in 150 countries worldwide.