A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for South African FIFA Fan Fest™ Venues During the World Cup

world cup Soccer fans at four official FIFA Fan Fest™ venues in South Africa followed the games taking place at the main stadiums in the World Cup competition via EAW® speaker systems provided by Surgesound, EAW’s South African distributor. The systems consisted of 48 KF760 and 12 KF761 line array modules, including a complement of 48 SB1000z subs, with 48 KF730 compact line array modules and 48 SB730 subs providing in-fill. Monitoring was performed with EAW SM12 units, and 24 UX8800 Digital Signal Processor units provided processing. Surgesound recently delivered a large complement of EAW speakers to Johannesburg-based The Sound Corporation, one of the biggest professional audio production houses in South Africa, in time for installation at the fan parks.

The Sound Corporation installed EAW speaker systems at Soweto (Johannesburg), Rustenburg, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit. It was the only production company to be awarded more than two official FIFA Fan Fest sites out of the total of nine fan parks across South Africa.

For the thousands of eager football fans not lucky enough to get tickets for the big matches, FIFA Fan Fest areas provided the perfect alternative, allowing people to share in the football fever and take in the match on giant screens supported with world-class audio systems. According to official FIFA attendance figures, 300,000 fans gathered at the country’s Fan Fest venues, including 75,000 just at the Soweto Johannesburg location, for the month-long competition’s opening match between South Africa and Mexico.

Andrew Rowan, Founder of Surgesound, commented, “The Sound Corporation has been a great client for many years and currently has the biggest EAW system in Africa.” The Sound Corporation recently welcomed the arrival of 60 EAW KF760 large-format line array speakers and 48 EAW SB1000z subwoofers.

Surgesound additionally supplied amplifiers from Lab.gruppen, with whom EAW recently announced a strategic partnership, to power the EAW speaker systems at the four fan zones. “We are extremely proud that a production house of The Sound Corporation’s caliber can trust EAW and Lab.gruppen products with their high-profile gigs,” said Rowan.

For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

Texas Crew Productions Meets ‘IRONMAN’ Challenge with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
X2O Media to Present Two Sessions at the Next|Video Conference @ GV Expo
Advanced Systems Group Adds Ed Chen to Sales Staff
FSR’s New HuddleVU Collaboration System Earns Tech & Learning 2014 Award of Excellence
Nitin Sawhney Transcends With Martin Audio MLA At Albert Hall
Dante™ card and new firmware for Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 Series now available
Hitachi CP-WX8255 Projector Provides Tremendous Benefits to Olive Branch Community Church
Shure Announces Winter Rebates for SM Microphones and SE Earphones
Noted Surgeon Finds Live 3D Streaming and Recording from Matrox Monarch HD “Irreplaceable” for Live Teaching and Archiving
Belmont University Reopens Legendary Columbia Studio A with HARMAN’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

July 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jun   Aug »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication