The Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong has recently updated its sound system with an installation of Fohhn loudspeakers.
Located in the New Territories, Sha Tin is the larger of Hong Kong’s two racecourses. It has a capacity of 85,000 including two grandstands, along with stabling for around 1,260 horses. The new loudspeaker systems are required to cover main spectator areas.
Used for transmitting commentaries and announcements during race meetings, speech intelligibility was high on the agenda during specifying the system, as was the requirement for the systems to appear as unobtrusive as possible.
Twenty-nine Fohhn Linea Series LX-100 loudspeakers have been installed in the spectator areas, supplied in a special colour to blend with the surroundings. The lightweight speaker systems are based on Fohhn’s hybrid line array design, combining eight 4-inch neodymium high performance low-mid speakers and a 1-inch compression driver with Fohhn Waveguide system. Speaker adjustment is carried out via integrated crossover, with an Intelligent Protection Circuit (IPC) guarding against overload. The loudspeakers are also particularly notable for their slim, compact design, making them suitable for integration into a range of different settings.
The installation has been organised by Fohhn distributor Shoushan System Integration, located in Guangzhou.