A powerful blend of Genelec products delivers exemplary audio performance at leading martial arts gym in Sweden.
The SPR Athlete Factory is a premium gym in the heart of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, specialising in functional physical performance training, or body mechanics, and high-level martial arts.
Founder, Waldo Zapata, was keen to create the best possible environment for his athletes, both during their training sessions as well as before and after, and this included a state-of-the-art sound system based on Genelec’s 4000 Series installation loudspeakers installed by systems integrators, MA Ljud & Bildmontage.
Nevertheless, the acoustic environment in any gymnasium is a challenging one, and the new city centre SPR Athlete Factory was no exception with a large amount of hard, reflective surfaces.
A total of nine zones have been set up on the premises. In the larger areas such as the gym and the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) combat area, Genelec’s powerful 4040A active loudspeakers were chosen, and thanks to their impressive low frequency performance there was no need to install additional subwoofers-saving space and ensuring a more streamlined setup. The 4040A’s phoenix-type connectors made installation straightforward, allowing them to be daisy-chained together.
A combinationof 4030C and the slightly smaller 4020C loudspeakers are used throughout the rest of the facility including the juice/coffee bar, the locker rooms, and reception -which also features a Genelec 7040A subwoofer to reinforcethe low end.
“My goal was to fill the respective sound zones with the right number of speakers to ensure that the system can be heard everywhere, even at low levels, despite the challenging environment”, says Morgan Askeholt, owner and founder of MA Ljud & Bildmontage. “The best sound iswhat you feel and experience without it being an intrusion or a distraction. In addition to their excellent sound quality, Genelec’s 4000 Series installation loudspeakers offer a number of other benefits” – he continues. “The fact that they are all active is a big bonus as it simplifies installation and saves space,since we don’t have to find room for an amplifier rack. There is also a very wide choice of mounting accessories making it very easy to adapt the installation to the constraints of the room. The results in the SPR Athlete Factory have been excellent, both from an audio point of view, and also the experience of working with Genelec equipment.”
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