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Image from the Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel.

Western Lapland, Sirkka, Finland – September 2011… For those seeking a luxurious retreat—be it for business meetings or a personal getaway—where one can be pampered to their heart’s content, there’s no place quite like the Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel. With 220 guest rooms spread across ten hotel buildings, a generous selection of restaurants, cafes, and clubs, plus a world-class spa and bowling facilities, describing this resort as ‘unique’ is an understatement. The facilities are gorgeous and now, more than ever, relaxing takes on new meaning—thanks to a brand new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

Jyti Ålander is the Sales Director for Espoo, Finland-based Electro Waves Oy, a leading Finnish company with expertise in the fields of sound systems, lighting, and water technology. Recognized globally for their innovative AV solutions, Electro Waves, in a cooperative effort with some partner companies, played an integral role in the deployment of the lavish Aqua Theatres for Royal Caribbean International’s flagship vessels Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. As the designer of the new sound system at Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi, he discussed the challenges of the project and the decision to install D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems.

“The new D.A.S. loudspeaker systems are designed to provide ambience (thunder and lightning, music, and nature sounds) throughout the spa while, in the bowling area, the system is intended for loud background music that creates an ‘upbeat’ atmosphere,? Ålander explained. “Additionally, there are paging capabilities and, of course, the system handles emergency evacuation notification tasks. We elected to install D.A.S. Audio Variant loudspeaker systems—specifically the Variant 112A powered, 2-way, full-range enclosures and the Variant 18A powered subwoofers—as they are specifically designed for the installation market.?

In the spa, the Variant enclosures are flown, as this enabled the loudspeakers to blend seamlessly into the environment. The system consists of eight Variant 112A’s split into two clusters while two Variant 18A subwoofers fill out the low frequency requirements of the space. In the bowling area, the Electro Waves crew deployed eight Variant 112A loudspeakers—one in each bowling track—plus two Variant 18A subwoofers. These subwoofers reside on the floor behind the room’s center pillar.

The sound system is governed by a ClearOne® PSR1212 digital matrix mixer, which handles digital signal processing and audio routing responsibilities. This is tied to an AMX® NI-3000 NetLinx® 8 In / 8 Out integrated controller. Background music is provided by Viihdeväylä Oy with Vivaldi music software for the PC.

With the new D.A.S. Audio loudspeakers installed, Ålander reports the system was the ideal choice for this project and that everyone who encounters the system is impressed. “The D.A.S. Variant loudspeakers are easy to install, the system is easy to tune, and their dispersion characteristics made them the perfect choice to provide even sound coverage throughout the spa and bowling areas,? Ålander said. “This is, without a doubt, the best sounding spa in all of Finland and, in the bowling alley, the sound is very clear and focused. When combined with the LED lighting and ROBE7000 digital video effects that we also deployed, the ambience is really quite striking. It’s the perfect place to escape to for some much needed R & R (rest and relaxation).?

To learn more about the Kylpylähotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel, visit them online at www.hotellilevitunturi.fi/en/contact-details?set_language=en. For additional information about Electro Waves Oy, visit the company at www.electrowaves.fi/english.

About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.


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