GR Eventtechnik supplies prestigious Federal Government event with discreet and compact CODA Audio system…
“The TiRAY impresses with excellent performance in relation to its size. It generates such large sound profile for such a small, light system - it really is the optimal product for such applications".
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The German Federal Government’s Digital Summit 2023 took place November last year in the city of Jena. Around 1000 participants from the worlds of business, science and politics got together to discuss issues surrounding digital transformation in the new era. Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor Dr. Robert Habeck and Dr. Volker Wissing (Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport) were just some of the political big-hitters attending the prestigious event, the technical production for which was handled by Quickborn-based GR Eventtechnik. Eventtechnik placed their faith in a CODA Audio to take care of sound reinforcement.
Steffan Grimm, Co-Managing Director at GR Eventtechnik outlines the brief:
“The event, which took place in the Ernst Abbe Hall in the Volkshaus, Jena, required maximum speech intelligibility – the presentations of such prominent participants had to be understood with crystal clarity in every part of the Hall, so this was very much a task for a precise system.
“Another important factor to be considered was that the visual axes to the stage could not be compromised. Our client, facts and fiction GmbH had created a fantastic stage design, so the design elements could not be obscured from any line of sight. Also, the stage area was to be as clean as possible – placing speakers on or near the stage was definitely not desirable!”
Taking everything into account, Steffan chose a system based on CODA Audio’s ultra-compact TiRAY line array. He continues:
“The TiRAY impresses with excellent performance in relation to its size. It generates such large sound profile for such a small, light system – it really is the optimal product for such applications.
We carried out the necessary calculations using CODA Audio’s System Optimiser prediction software and designed a system that would deliver complete, precise coverage without any compromise of sight lines.”
Steffan determined a main hang consisting of left and right arrays of 6 xTiRAY each, a centre hang of 3 x TiRAY and a sub-array comprising 6 x G15-SUB in a sub arc configuration (with a distance of 90 cm from each other). 4 x HOPS5 (flown on the projection truss) were used as the delay line, 8x D5-CUBE took care of the near field area and 4 x HOPS5 took care of the stage monitoring (“as a shower in the PA truss”). Amplification was delivered by 3 x LINUS14D (played via the in-house Dante network) and 2 x LINUS14D (behind the stage for subwoofer and near-field speakers). The calculated set-up proved to be practical:
“As a systems engineer, I can attest that the calculation absolutely did what it promised!” reveals Grimm.
The GR Eventtechnik Managing Director also had words of praise for other CODA audio components:
“The G15-SUB offers balanced and scalable low-frequency reproduction and also a small profile, whilst the HOPS5 point source loudspeakers correspond excellently to the TiRAY in terms of sound and appearance. The D5-CUBE are our all-purpose weapon for closing gaps in the sound field.”
Grimm speaks from experience. Since he founded GR Eventtechnik GmbH together with Lukas Rabing in 2016, the company has consistently relied on CODA Audio. He states with complete conviction:
“In addition to the many advantages of the systems, the sound profile is particularly worth mentioning, particularly in the mid to high frequency range. CODA Audio is the only provider that manages to reproduce an almost three-dimensional image of the signal.”