New AV system for MOL Aréna Sóstó


The Interton Group has installed a new AV system in the 14,201-seat MOL Aréna Sóstó (MOL Arena Salt Lake) in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

The multipurpose stadium, home to the first division MOL Vidi Football Club and primarily used for soccer matches, has recently undergone a full rebuild. Commissioned to design and install the audio system for the new stadium, Interton used acoustic modeling to prove its design, based on Community R Series loudspeakers as the optimum solution.

Sixty four Community R.5HP loudspeakers, flown in pairs under the leading edge of the canopy, cover the stadium’s four seated stands. The R.5HP is an ultra-compact three-way horn loaded weather-resistant loudspeaker system, engineered to provide maximum voice intelligibility and high-quality music. A single high-power Community RSH-462 exponential FocusedArray horn system was installed in the stadium’s northwest corner to cover the playing field.

Operated from a Yamaha TF3 mixer, the system is controlled by QSC Q-SYS via a graphical user interface, custom designed by Interton. QSC CXD-Q amplifiers were chosen to drive the Community loudspeakers, with input from Shure ULX-D wireless microphones.

Géza Balogh, Interton Group’s managing director, said, “We provided wireless iPad control of the whole audio system, so system adjustment can be made from any location and even while walking around the grandstands.”

Balogh added, “By combining Community’s non-metallic diaphragm UC1 HF driver with the M200 midrange driver coaxially within the mouth of the 12in [30cm] LF horn, the R.5HP is an extremely powerful tool for voice announcement systems.

“In addition to flexible control, the main requirements for MOL Aréna Sóstó were the SPL and STI values and the installed system outperforms both of the specified parameters.”

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