A range of Turbosound loudspeakers have been installed on Finnish travel company Viking Line’s latest cruise ship, the M/S Viking Grace.
A total of 344 Turbosound units have been specified to accommodate the wide range of sound reinforcement needs throughout the vessel. These include 256 TCS-C50T ceiling speakers, which are being used for background music, as well as the ship’s voice alarm and announcements systems within the restaurants, conference and shop facilities.
The TCS-C50T's 150° conical dispersion ensures wide and even coverage from fewer loudspeakers, along with high power handling and multiple line transformer taps, which allow sound level adjustment in the ship’s many zones.
In addition, 47 Impact55T architectural speakers have been set up to blend in with their surroundings, while providing accurate sound in the ship’s nightclub, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and conference rooms.
The remainder of the Turbosound inventory, including eight TCS-1061/100 wide dispersion install line arrays, six TCS-122 passive 12” two-ways, ten NuQ-6 compact passive 6” two-ways, two TCX-15B bandpass subwoofers, six TCS-B15B subwoofers and nine TFA-600B subwoofers, can be found in the entertainment areas of the ship, including the nightclub.
Jorma Tikka, senior sales manager for Turbosound’s Finnish distributor Noretron, said: “This project is challenging and at the same time rewarding. It’s crucial that all specified products are reliable and robust because of the difficulty in finding and replacing parts while a cruise ship is out at sea. A modern cruise liner presents a variety of challenges when it comes to sound reinforcement. The versatility of the Turbosound systems means that every base is covered; there is no audio situation that Turbosound loudspeakers cannot deal with.”
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