The Cracovia Rink in Poland has had a state-of-the-art audio overhaul designed and installed by the Wroclaw-based Tommex Zebrowscy.
The grandstand accommodates more than 2,500-seated spectators and, as well as being used to ensure efficient evacuation during an emergency, the sound system at the rink is also used for commercial purposes at sporting events.
The Sound Skating Cracovia is a multi-functional PA/VA system and the commentator’s room houses a Dynacord CMS 1000-2 mixer and the system’s Dynacord DSP244 digital processor. This feeds to the amplification room containing the Swiss g+m elektronik APROSYS APS modular system.
Tommex installed 10 Community R.5’s to cater for the grandstand side and nine R.5’s for the main grandstand as well as four WET W2-2W8T loudspeakers to cover the tribune commentator area.
Two WET W2-228’s will also be used to provide performance music for the system rink.
“Due to the difficult acoustics and harsh climatic conditions in the ice hall, the choice of loudspeakers was fundamental to the system’s performance and long-term reliability. With the ice and a lot of other reflective metal surfaces to be avoided, the dispersion of the loudspeakers was very important to minimize negative reflection effects and the long reverberation times of the hall,” said Marcin Zimny of Tommex.
“Based on experience, we chose Community WET and R-Series loudspeakers for their well-defined coverage angles and extreme all-weather durability.”
Alongside the main ice rink hall, Tommex also kitted out all other public facilities within the building.