02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's O2 Arena , one of the most modern venues in Europe, with a capacity of up to 18,000 annually hosts many sports, music and cultural events for domestic and international sports athletes, musicians, bands and artists. The O2 Arena embraces modern technology encompassing its very own television studio , an internal TV distribution system, display facades, sliding grandstands , superior acoustics and advanced telecommunications.
In addition to the spectator areas offers within the O2 arena floor, including VIP boxes and seating areas, there are lots of commercial areas with numerous lounges, restaurants and bars, as well as spaces for press conferences, seminars or conferences.
The prestigious VIP Premier Club within the 02 Arena recently undertook an upgrade to the installed audio system in order that VIP guests are able to enjoy a better background music experience within the VIP zones.
Mr. Jan Plihal, responsible for Media Technology at the 02 Arena commented, "The new sound system for the Premier Club requires an unobtrusive installation with minimum building intervention that provides ambient sound throughout the entire space”.
“The Premier Club is divided into several zones where clients can enjoy more privacy,” continues Plihal, “whether at the central oval bar, corner fireplace or conservatories, the requirement is for a simple-to-operate system that allows both synchronous cover throughout the entire space and separate individual sound zones”.
The audio solution was provided by Audiopro Ltd. based in Prague, experts for solutions in the field of professional audio, communication and conference technology.
Andrej Hronec from Audiopro Ltd. adds “With regard to the incorporation of sound into the Premier Club we were required to meet the requirement for discreet installation , performance and ease of use”.
“The Cloud 46-120T Media zone mixer amplifier, with proven reliability, became the obvious choice for distribution of the audio, because everyone can handle its operation even without much training. We matched the Cloud mixer amplifier with Electro-Voice Evid C8.2 Ceiling Speakers which are discrete and complement the Cloud sound”, explains Andrej Hronec.
“If you are lucky enough to visit the VIP area at the O2 Arena, we believe your cultural or sports experience will be further enhanced listening to high quality audio”, added Hronec.