Stadiums in Sweden
New D.A.S. systems for the Baltiska Hallen and Malmö Isstadion
The Baltiska Hallen and Malmö Isstadion, both located in the Swedish city of Malmö, have recently been fitted out with new D.A.S. professional sound systems. The two stadiums, with a long and storied history in Sweden's third largest city, are respectively home to handball and ice hockey sporting events. The Baltiska Hallen was opened to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Baltic Exhibition held in Malmö in 1914, while Malmö Isstadion opened its doors a few years later in 1970.
The revamping of the sound systems at these two sports facilities was handled by D.A.S. Audio’s distributor in Sweden, SAC Nordic. The company’s Michael Martinsson headed the study, supply and installation of both projects, working closely with D.A.S. Audio’s Sound Projects Department Engineer Eva Argandoña on system configuration and tuning.
After studying the specific requirements of the venues, the SAC Nordic technicians opted to install the compact D.A.S. Convert 12A line arrays paired with D.A.S. DR-515A multifunctional systems at both. The powered, two-way curved Convert 12A source array units provide precise sound for the stands, while the powered DR-515A systems ensure sound coverage for the floor.
A total of 26 Convert 12A systems were installed at the Baltiska Hallen (Baltic Hall in English), home of the HK Malmö handball team, to provide enhanced sound for the 4,000 spectators that pack the stands for games and concerts. These systems are divided into three clusters of three units, each handling the sound for one of the main stands, while two clusters of two units each were rigged to cover the stands at the far ends of the arena. Eight DR-515A systems were also distributed to provide sound coverage for the entire court.
A total of 28 Convert 12A systems were installed at the Malmö Isstadion, which hosted the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship 2014 and can seat 5,800 spectators. These systems are also divided into three arrays of three units each to take care of the sound for the main stands, while two clusters of two units each were rigged to cover the stands at the far ends of the court. Eight DR-515A systems were also installed at the Malmö Isstadion to provide clear and concise sound for the court.
The systems at both stadiums are rounded out by D.A.S. DSP-2060 digital signal processors to control and manage all the installed systems. These processors ensure flawless performance and balance the input from the D.A.S. systems, all of which are powered, to provide both the Baltiska Hallen and Malmö Isstadion stadiums with enhanced performance reliability and superb sound quality.