Allen & Heath iDR Digital Audio Distribution Installed For Nokia Concert Hall

An Allen & Heath iDR digital audio distribution system was recently installed in the new Nokia Concert Hall in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Called the most modern concert hall in Northern Europe, the venue has the facilities to host conferences for more than 1,800 international delegates, as well as high-profile concerts and shows.

Provided by Allen & Heath’s distributor Music Center Pro, installer Eventech Ltd. managed the complete sound and light installation project.

The project included the selection of an iDR system to manage audio distribution, control and zoning across the venue’s many areas surrounding the concert hall, including foyers, artist rooms, backstage and stage managers’ area.

The system includes an iDR-8 16×16 matrix mixer, an iDR-in and an iDR-out expander unit, and an iDR-switch to enable the connection of external equipment, such as room dividers and relays.

In addition, several remote control units were installed around the venue, comprising a PL-7 LCD wall panel, PL-9 hub connector and PL-10 8-channel rotary fader panel.

iDR-8 Equipment Rack

The Nokia Concert Hall offers a main hall with video monitoring, 20x10m large screen and six interpreter booths, with 12 additional 500-capacity conference rooms, and a 3300m2 lobby area with catering services, plus a VIP lounge and an exhibition area. In addition to different concerts, shows and conferences, Nokia Concert Hall will this year also host the European Film Academy Awards.

A Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, the largest in Europe, has also been installed in the venue.

“The conference centre truly is a state-of-the-art facility with a unique concept unprecedented in Estonia or anywhere in the Baltics. The top quality sound, light and video technique of the multi-functional conference facilities make it the best equipped performance hall in the region,” said Peeter Rebane, Chairman of the Management Board of Solaris.

The hall is part of Tallinn’s new 43,000m2 multi-functional culture, conference and entertainment complex called Solaris, which in addition to the Nokia Concert Hall, has a 7-screen multiplex cinema Cinamon, 2-screen arts film centre, Estonian Dance Academy, exhibition area, as well as several cafes, restaurants and shops. 
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