As part of the prestigious Radisson Blu (formerly Radisson SAS) global hotel chain, the Radisson Blu Royal, located in Bergen, Norway, has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, incorporating Tannoy’s OCV Series pendant loudspeaker range.
One of the key areas of the refurbishment included the expansion of the hotel’s restaurant and conference facilities, with the modern building materials and large glazed atrium design of the space demanding an equally modern loudspeaker solution. Conventional in-ceiling loudspeakers were ruled out due to the lack of overhead cavity ceiling space, meaning AVAB’s design team, who installed the system, had to turn to self-contained hanging ‘pendant’ style devices, which could be hung from the apex of the atrium structure. This ultimately led to the team turning to Tannoy’s new OCV Series, marking a first foray into the pendant speaker market with 6" (OCV 6) and 8" (OCV 8) models available in either black or white.
The OCV Series is designed to deliver the same performance qualities of Tannoy’s CVS Series in-ceiling products, but in an architecturally sensitive, self-contained, lightweight cylindrical enclosure. Engineered specifically for applications demanding optimum audio coverage in high or open-ceilinged spaces, the OCV Series was ideally suited to such a location as the atrium of Radisson Blu Royal.
With a number of OCV 8s installed on a distributed audio system alongside 50 of the CVS in-ceiling loudspeakers, the new loudspeaker provide even distribution of sound and total coverage for the architecturally sensitive areas of the hotel, with ambient background music playing directly from a central media server.
Arthur Botnevik of AVAB CAC Bergen, said: “OCV was chosen because of the unique design that fits into the glass atrium, without compromising the integrity or visual aesthetic of the building. The OCVs are providing full range sound quality for the restaurant area, and it was the ideal product for this kind of application.”
All loudspeakers in the system are powered by nine Lab.gruppen E Series amplifiers, the new Energy Star certified 1U power amplifier range developed specifically for the installation market.
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