Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Feyenoord Academy

The brand new accommodation of Feyenoord Academy is now in use. Feyenoord Rotterdam is a Dutch professional football club in Rotterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Feyenoord is one of the most successful clubs in Dutch football, winning 15 Eredivisie titles, 13 KNVB Cups, and 4 Johan Cruyff Shields. Internationally, it has won one European Cup, two UEFA Cups, and one Intercontinental Cup.

Dutch AUDAC Certified Partner MEB Rotterdam took care of the extensive AV installation where the audio distribution, amplifiers and speakers are completed with the products of AUDAC. ‘In terms of facilities, the Feyenoord Academy belongs to the top of the Netherlands with the arrival of this new complex,” said commercial director Mark Koevermans about the new complex ‘This is top-class sportsmanship. Feyenoord has been training good talents for years and the youth training is our crown jewel. With that knowledge, you have to invest in the long term and in the preconditions in order to be able to perform as well as possible”.

The new complex consists of a large number of indoor and outdoor zones. This required an intelligent solution in which all zones could be controlled from one location. For this purpose, 2 AUDAC M2 zone matrixes were used to control the canteen, outdoor area & grandstand, meeting room, gym, dressing rooms and other areas. An audio challenge that was preceded by a lot of thinking and planning.

Arnold Wilgenhof, technical designer of the installation and co-owner of MEB Rotterdam: "By using the products of AUDAC, we have succeeded in fulfilling the complex needs and requirements of the installation with an easy to operate system, we have also opted for loudspeakers that can remain outside in all weathers and energy-efficient power amplifiers.

The grandstand is equipped with four AUDAC HS212T horn loudspeakers, which can be used to address the entire field evenly. The horns are supported by 8 WX802MKII for music and speech reproduction in the grandstand. Additional CHA660 horn loudspeakers are used throughout the complex.

As a music source, the XMP44 SourceCon™ professional modular audio system was chosen in combination with the brand new NMP40 Audio Streaming Sourcecon™ Module. This allows the audio system to play music using the industry’s leading streaming technologies such as Spotify Connect and Soundtrack Your Brand. 

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