When Pope Benedict XVI recently visited the Cuban capital of Havana, the government of Cuba chose RCF TT+ (Touring & Theatre) series to broadcast the Papal Mass.
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans from the capital and neighboring provinces filled Havana’s José Martí Plaza de la Revolución — at 72,000 sq. metres one of the biggest squares in the world.
The system consisted of four TTL55-A line arrays—two 16 module arrays were hung to the left and right of main stage with two additional 16 element arrays for outfills. Additional low end was provided by 24 TTS36-A subwoofers (12 per side). In addition, 27 TT25-A ’s were deployed as delays — in 12 towers (each containing two cabinets), and three towers with one cabinet in each.
Finally eight TT25-SMA and eight NX12-SMA wedges provided stage monitoring while system control was in the shape of two DX 4008 4-in/8-out digital loudspeaker management devices and RDNet Control8 control and monitoring network.
The system designers were both extremely impressed with the power and intelligibility of the TT+ series, which registered 106dB at the furthest point of the site (210 meters). In particular, they praised the coherent, constant coverage pattern and definition of the system — as well as its power.
In conclusion, RCF product specialist, Oscar Mora, stated: “The coverage was such that the mass of Benedict XVI could be heard clearly right across the Square, demonstrating the intelligibility of TT+. Those related to the event expressed their delight with the system and I received many plaudits and congratulations afterwards.”