Image from the KylpylÃ¤hotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel.
Western Lapland, Sirkka, Finland â€“ September 2011â€¦ For those seeking a luxurious retreatâ€”be it for business meetings or a personal getawayâ€”where one can be pampered to their heartâ€™s content, thereâ€™s no place quite like the KylpylÃ¤hotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel. With 220 guest rooms spread across ten hotel buildings, a generous selection of restaurants, cafes, and clubs, plus a world-class spa and bowling facilities, describing this resort as â€˜uniqueâ€™ is an understatement. The facilities are gorgeous and now, more than ever, relaxing takes on new meaningâ€”thanks to a brand new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Jyti Ã…lander is the Sales Director for Espoo, Finland-based Electro Waves Oy, a leading Finnish company with expertise in the fields of sound systems, lighting, and water technology. Recognized globally for their innovative AV solutions, Electro Waves, in a cooperative effort with some partner companies, played an integral role in the deployment of the lavish Aqua Theatres for Royal Caribbean Internationalâ€™s flagship vessels Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. As the designer of the new sound system at KylpylÃ¤hotelli Levitunturi, he discussed the challenges of the project and the decision to install D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems.
â€œThe new D.A.S. loudspeaker systems are designed to provide ambience (thunder and lightning, music, and nature sounds) throughout the spa while, in the bowling area, the system is intended for loud background music that creates an â€˜upbeatâ€™ atmosphere,â€? Ã…lander explained. â€œAdditionally, there are paging capabilities and, of course, the system handles emergency evacuation notification tasks. We elected to install D.A.S. Audio Variant loudspeaker systemsâ€”specifically the Variant 112A powered, 2-way, full-range enclosures and the Variant 18A powered subwoofersâ€”as they are specifically designed for the installation market.â€?
In the spa, the Variant enclosures are flown, as this enabled the loudspeakers to blend seamlessly into the environment. The system consists of eight Variant 112Aâ€™s split into two clusters while two Variant 18A subwoofers fill out the low frequency requirements of the space. In the bowling area, the Electro Waves crew deployed eight Variant 112A loudspeakersâ€”one in each bowling trackâ€”plus two Variant 18A subwoofers. These subwoofers reside on the floor behind the roomâ€™s center pillar.
The sound system is governed by a ClearOneÂ® PSR1212 digital matrix mixer, which handles digital signal processing and audio routing responsibilities. This is tied to an AMXÂ® NI-3000 NetLinxÂ® 8 In / 8 Out integrated controller. Background music is provided by ViihdevÃ¤ylÃ¤ Oy with Vivaldi music software for the PC.
With the new D.A.S. Audio loudspeakers installed, Ã…lander reports the system was the ideal choice for this project and that everyone who encounters the system is impressed. â€œThe D.A.S. Variant loudspeakers are easy to install, the system is easy to tune, and their dispersion characteristics made them the perfect choice to provide even sound coverage throughout the spa and bowling areas,â€? Ã…lander said. â€œThis is, without a doubt, the best sounding spa in all of Finland and, in the bowling alley, the sound is very clear and focused. When combined with the LED lighting and ROBE7000 digital video effects that we also deployed, the ambience is really quite striking. Itâ€™s the perfect place to escape to for some much needed R & R (rest and relaxation).â€?
To learn more about the KylpylÃ¤hotelli Levitunturi spa / hotel, visit them online at www.hotellilevitunturi.fi/en/contact-details?set_language=en. For additional information about Electro Waves Oy, visit the company at www.electrowaves.fi/english.
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the worldâ€™s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the worldâ€™s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.