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Gates Sound Provide House of Worship Audio Solutions with EV’

July 29th, 2005

Work began on the ultra-modern 52,000-seat stadium, which has a retractable roof and is built on the site formerly occupied by the Waldstadion, in June 2002 and was completed in May 2005. The final cost came to 126 million euro with a further 174 million devoted to the stadium periphery.

The new home of soccer team Eintracht Frankfurt, which has just won promotion to the 1st Bundesliga, satisfies in every respect the demands of a modern stadium - above all in terms of audio quality. That’s because the planners opted for an integrated sound reinforcement, public address and alarm system from EVI Audio.

The advantage of a one-source solution such as this is that all the components are perfectly matched and compatibility problems avoided, which, when combined with the legendary reliability and user-friendliness of EVI Audio sound systems, adds up to a system beyond question. The sound and public address systems, for example, are perfectly integrated, making it possible to route important announcements or alarm messages through either the sound system or the public address system in the stadium interior or both. Coverage for the grandstands and playing area is provided by EV NetMax N8000 controllers, EV P-RL series remote-controlled amps and EV FRX+PI enclosures.

The sound system is configured, controlled and monitored using Electro-Voice IRIS software, which makes it possible to conduct a complete system check that takes in all the loudspeaker components installed in the arena and is based on impedance measurements performed by the remote amplifiers.

The stadium’s public address and alarm system, like that of the new metro station, is a Dynacord ProMatrix (ProAnnounce in the US). An additional system covers the access areas, turnstiles, ticket office and bus station.

EVI Audio’s installation partner for the massive project was Landau Electronic of Mörfelden-Walldorf.

The systems installed in the new Commerzbank Arena include the following:

Sound systems (EV)

24 x EV P3000 RL

16 x EV P900 RL

4 x EV P1200 RL

84 x EV FRX+PI series enclosures

5 x EV N8000 network controllers

Public address systems (Dynacord)

6 x DPM 4000

74 x DPA 4140

31 x DPA 4120

6 x DPA 4245

5 x N8000

1 x DTI 2000 telephone interface

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Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

guy.low@us.telex.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com
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