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The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh is more than just an Olympic swimming pool. It contains multiple gyms, dry dive training facilities, cafeteria, kids party zones, diving pool and much more. This grade A listed centre piece of Scottish sport require sound systems of extremely high calibre to match the level and quantities of events that are staged at the facility. Audio Light Systems Ltd was picked to design and install the building wide PA and music systems.

The main all important pool area, which is being used for the up and coming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games required clarity in an extremely reverberant space. A pair of Tannoy QFlex 48 intelligent columns produced the perfect solution by having excellent sound reproduction at the same time as being discreet in appearance.

At the helm of the PA systems control is the new ADS T8X8 16 zone digital PA system. Dedicated paging stations and localised music/mic inputs allows the building wide PA to be used to its full potential, giving the end user a truly stress free experience.

To complete PA the speakers were all neoprene coated TOA ceiling and wall speakers, which not only give an excellent sound quality, but also provide longevity in a humid environment.

It was decided that the assistive hearing system in the main pool area would also be of high audio quality. The Sennheiser Tourguide RF solution was the obvious choice due to the clear audio feed directly from the main PA into the spectator worn stethosets.

To provide high level music in the Dance studios, the Wharfedale SI12 speakers were the perfect choice by producing clean high power output while staying within budget.

The end result is an inspired choice of audio systems helping give Scotland’s capital city an international facility to be proud of.