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PA/VA specialist Ateis has supplied a sophisticated PA/VA system to The American Express Community Football Stadium – the new home of Albion & Hove’s Football Club.
The 22,5000 capacity stadium is nestled in the rolling hills of the south downs, situated just outside Brighton’s busy city centre. The club Albion & Hove, also known as ‘the Seagulls’, has been without an official home since the sale of its original stadium in 1997. And the launch of this new stadium coincided with Brighton & Hove Albion being promoted to the championship league for the 2010-2011 season.
Working with specialist installer, VCP Services and electrical contractors, NG Bailey, Ateis UK supplied an Ateis IDA VA networked public address –voice alarm system, which drives 38 zones via Ateis SPA series amplifiers. LAP G2 network audio processors are used for control and DSP. The racks were assembled by Ateis at the Devon based HQ. The system was acceptance tested by VCP and NG Bailey – who was awarded the entire low voltage / electrical contract.
Vince Clamp, MD, VCP Services commented: “The system had to comply with BS 5839, and covers 38 zones in and outside the stadium. We opted for Ateis due to its outstanding track record, reliability and expert support and service back up.”
Neil Voce, MD, Ateis UK added: “ We were delighted to have been awarded the contract for Brighton & Hove’s new landmark stadium. And to ensure sonic excellence, we allocated a single amplification channel to each loudspeaker in the bowl, which means we have been able to perform extremely precise EQ, resulting in a great sounding system.”