Vaughan Sound was appointed to supply and install a new sound and public address system to the Recreation Ground, home of Bath Rugby.
The Aviva Premiership side and past European Cup winners required a complete new PA system ahead of the 2011/12 season, with an emphasis on a cost-efficient solution that could be easily used for general and emergency broadcast announcements.
For broadcast and public address, the team opted for a TOA VX-2000 Voice Evacuation System. Zoned to accomodate the different areas of the stadium, including the clubhouse, terraces and stands, the model was specified for its reliability, satisfaction with British Standards (BS 5839 Part 8) and capability to relay zoned music and speech for matchday entertainment.
The TOA system was accompanied by a combination of Community R.25 and R.5 loudspeakers that were evenly installed throughout the sports ground and around the pitch perimeter.
During the initial site inspection, Vaughan Sound immediately recognised the opportunity to refurbish and reuse a considerable amount of Bath Rugby's original audio system. Accordingly, a range of the ground's existing loudspeakers were saved and incorporated into the new sound scheme.
Delivering maximum value for the client, Vaughan Sound equipped Bath Rugby with a highly efficient and effective technical solution. Since project completion, the new public address system has been utilised by staff for music and commentary during matches and has been enjoyed by thousands of sports fans. Vaughan Sound now provides ongoing service and maintenance support to the rugby stadium.
"A big project for the 2011/2012 season was to have a complete new PA system installed at the Recreation Ground which was no easy feat. Vaughan Sound was a tremendous help from the planning to the final installation. All members of the crew were very helpful and got on with the task at hand in a professional manner," said Bath Rugby's Operations Assistant, Karen Gill.