Hotel Spa Finland
New professional sound system at the Hotel Spa Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi in Finland
For those seeking a luxurious retreat-be it for business meetings or a personal getaway-where one can be pampered to their heart's content, there's no place quite like the Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel. With 220 guest rooms spread across ten hotel buildings, a generous selection of restaurants, cafes, and clubs, plus a world-class spa and bowling facilities, describing this resort as 'unique' is an understatement. The facilities are gorgeous and now, more than ever, relaxing takes on new meaning-thanks to a brand new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Jyti lander is the Sales Director for Espoo, Finland-based Electro Waves Oy, a leading Finnish company with expertise in the fields of sound systems, lighting, and water technology. Recognized globally for their innovative AV solutions, Electro Waves, in a cooperative effort with some partner companies, played an integral role in the deployment of the lavish Aqua Theatres for Royal Caribbean International's flagship vessels Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. As the designer of the new sound system at Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi, he discussed the challenges of the project and the decision to install D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems.
"The new D.A.S. loudspeaker systems are designed to provide ambience (thunder and lightning, music, and nature sounds) throughout the spa while, in the bowling area, the system is intended for loud background music that creates an 'upbeat' atmosphere," lander explained. "Additionally, there are paging capabilities and, of course, the system handles emergency evacuation notification tasks. We elected to install D.A.S. Audio Variant loudspeaker systems-specifically the Variant 112A powered, 2-way, full-range enclosures and the Variant 18A powered subwoofers-as they are specifically designed for the installation market."
In the spa, the Variant enclosures are flown, as this enabled the loudspeakers to blend seamlessly into the environment. The system consists of eight Variant 112A's split into two clusters while two Variant 18A subwoofers fill out the low frequency requirements of the space. In the bowling area, the Electro Waves crew deployed eight Variant 112A loudspeakers-one in each bowling track-plus two Variant 18A subwoofers. These subwoofers reside on the floor behind the room's center pillar.
With the new D.A.S. Audio loudspeakers installed, lander reports the system was the ideal choice for this project and that everyone who encounters the system is impressed. "The D.A.S. Variant loudspeakers are easy to install, the system is easy to tune, and their dispersion characteristics made them the perfect choice to provide even sound coverage throughout the spa and bowling areas," lander said. "This is, without a doubt, the best sounding spa in all of Finland and, in the bowling alley, the sound is very clear and focused. When combined with the LED lighting and digital video effects that we also deployed, the ambience is really quite striking."