English Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur wanted an exceptional audio experience to complement their newly constructed 62,000 capacity stadium that opened in April 2019.
They installed a complete stadium audio solution that includes 156 JBL VLA-C2100 two-way full range loudspeakers, 54 JBL VLA-C125S subwoofers, 196 JBL AWC82 all-weather loudspeakers, 140 Crown DriveCore Install amplifiers, and more than 3,500 JBL Control Contractor speakers, installed across the facility. Audio is mixed on a Soundcraft Vi1000 digital mixing console and monitored via JBL LSR 305 powered studio monitors.
“The JBL VLA-C2100 speaker has exceeded our expectations in both sound pressure level and intelligibility. We have 156 cabinets arrayed over 18 clusters and each of those clusters has got a three box low-frequency array behind it in a cardioid fashion – two facing forward and one facing backwards," said Eddie Thomas, VP Special Projects, SSE. “We used a network with the Dante protocol on it to talk to the Crown amplifiers. We developed, with HARMAN, a plugin that allowed the amplifiers to sit on the network and we could extract all of the information from the amplifiers for fault monitoring and reporting but also we could control the audio going to the amplifiers through the Dante protocol.”
“We went through that process and identified HARMAN JBL as being the lead in its category to deliver the solution that we wanted for our requirements. And of course, it also helps us to be able to tell that story and tell a best-in-class story because HARMAN JBL is a name that’s synonymous globally – consumers and laymen understand who they are and understand that when you see a product with that name on it, it comes with best-in-class quality,” said Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships for Tottenham Hotspur.