A sophisticated Multi Function Gym, Leisure Centre, Swimming pool complex in Rotherham South Yorkshire. A hive of fitness activity that requires a professional audio experience to compliment the fantastic facilities.
The Installation Brief
Apart from having the normal gym facilities comprising of weights, cardio and functional training, the complex includes a large spin room and large open space of around 700 sq mt for dance / fitness classes that often have upwards of 50 –60 people in each class, attending large Zumba classes and the like. It is hi-intensity and atmosphere was required to be created by a ‘music venue type sound system’. The centre would have visiting fitness instructors that would work from a stage. Instruction dialogue was often included, so the voice needed to be heard above the music. The instructors were always a distance behind the speakers, so often their instructions could not be heard by themselves. As a consequence they would end up shouting, risking voice damage, even when using a microphone.
4 x Electrovoice LiveX ELX115 passive Speakers were installed on heavy duty speaker brackets that have a downward tilt option to focus the sound towards the main area. 2 towards the front of the space and 2 partly down the room, all facing the same direction. Central to the room at the front, we installed an Electrovoice ELX Powered Sub Unit to help emphasis the bass within the music. To help the instructors hear themselves, we installed a L2 Audio Powered Stage Monitor. This has it’s own amplifier built in, as does the bass sub unit, so did not require externally powering via an amplifier. Often this way is more convenient when items are placed on or around the floor area. We used Yamaha PX series power amplifiers for the main speakers. Because the instructors wanted totally wireless headworn microphones, we chose Novopro WHM240 rechargeable wireless systems. These give the instructors total freedom when moving around.
”We had absolutely no idea what we needed, only being able to describe as needing to be loud, like a gig! We were not disappointed. The system sounds great and the extra bits like being able to hear ourselves is incredible! Music Gear Installations could not do enough for us. Thanks to all involvedKaren BarnesOwner