Following the installation in 2012 of a brand new Martin Audio sound system in the new drama wing at St Albans High School for Girls, Old Barn Audio were then asked to tackle the upgrade of the new Swimming Pool Complex.
As any sound designer will know, the swimming pool area is notoriously bad for sound as the echo is huge. However, with some general discussion with Dan Fitzgibbons, head of Drama Technician, a multi-speaker – multi-zone system was designed deploying 10 JBL Control speakers throughout the audience and spectators viewing area. This multi-zoning effect offers relatively low reverberant sound for the listener making intelligibility far higher.
The system was powered by 100v Bosch mixers and amplifiers and utilised AKG microphones. All of the equipment was housed in a mobile rack all pre-wired with CD and Media USB Players.