Turbosound’s switchable active/passive two-way TCS loudspeakers and TXD subwoofers have been installed in one of India’s most prestigious private schools.
St Helena’s Girls School in Pune — dubbed ‘the Oxford of the East’ — is located in the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. School officials recently had a new sound reinforcement system installed in a newly built school auditorium. Two pairs of 60 x 40 TCS-122/64 loudspeakers are affixed to each side of the stage with another pair at center stage to cater to the front rows.
In addition, two Turbosound TXD-218 dual 18-inch front-loaded subwoofers have been placed in each corner of the stage providing full bandwidth down to 30Hz with excellent front to back rejection.
Stage monitoring is handled by four Turbosound Milan M15 powered two-way loudspeakers, which deliver 450 watts of power from a lightweight injection-molded package.
The Turbosound equipment was supplied by Mumbai-based Narain Pro Audio Lighting Pvt Ltd., and installed by Pune-based Yash Audio Visual.
“The school’s new auditorium is dedicated to enhancing musical performances, with an acoustic design by Mr Micky Registrar,” says Narain Pro Audio’s Director Manoj Motwani. “We needed a sound system that would enhance the natural acoustics afforded to this structure and sound fantastic for music and speech, as well as provide for a 7.1 Dolby digital/DTH compatible cinema. The frequency response of the system was of paramount importance to be able to deliver on all counts.
“With Turbosound’s TCS-122/64 on FOH we achieved an even coverage of the auditorium over the first 60ft with only 2dB variation, and long throw capabilities of up to 106dB SPL at 80ft. The result is stunning audio quality throughout the auditorium.”
“The core arrayable models in our TCS contracting series are offered with rotatable dispersion pattern options, including 90 x 60, 90 x 40 and 60 x 40,” says Turbosound’s head of marketing Martin Reid, “and this gives the installer the widest possible choices to ensure that coverage of the room is optimal.”