CODA Audio provides sound footing for Z-Bau renovations
The Z-Bau Nuremberg, a former barracks that was used by the US Army, has been renovated to install new construction measures. A new stage with improvised acoustics, electrics and lighting has been built with new capacity for sound technology.
Audio products from CODA were installed by fixed installation company into>noise. CODA’s RX40, G712 and HOPS8 loudspeakers as well as U4 and G18-SUB were installed in modernised areas of Z-Bau.
The main system, serving a 1,000 capacity space, now has two 9 ViRAY, eight SCP sensor-control subwoofers and four HOPS8 as near fills. Three TiRAY as centre delay line improves speech intelligibility in the range from front of house to the back area. Ten CUE-TWO and additional G18-SUB for drum and side fill applications provide flexible monitoring. The existing RX40 and G712 are also used as side fills, drum fills or DJ monitoring. The entire system is controlled by six LINUS14D and four LINUS-10C. An integrated XTA DP548 controller serves as a 4 x 8 audio matrix and feeds the LINUS14D amplifiers of the main system, including subwoofer and delay, fully digital via LiNET. DANTE is optionally available as input source for the LINUS14D of the main system.
“Since the CODA Audio systems have already proven themselves in the past, it was only logical to rely again on the company from Hanover,” says Z-Bau project manager Andi Zeh.
“The room’s acoustic construction measures are primarily designed for the mid and high frequencies. Due to the high impulse fidelity and the controllable decay behaviour of the two 18” SCP subwoofers used, the room in the low end can be controlled and is only excited as far as necessary.”