Ocean Plaza is one of the modern landmarks of Ukrainian capital Kiev and the largest European-class shopping center. Ocean Plaza is unique in Kiev because they are the first market place in Ukraine that is energy-efficient. The venue opened in November of 2012 and it was one of the biggest events for Kiev’s retail world. Ocean Plaza represents three floors of fashion apparel, footwear, cosmetics, cafes, bars and restaurants. You can find big brands in Ocean Plaza like Adidas, Marc O’Polo, Calvin Klein, Swarovski, Hugo Boss, etc. The showpiece of the shopping center is their marvellous 350,000-liter giant aquarium which is home to more than 1,000 sea creatures. The aquarium offers a 16-meter long panoramic view and therefore immediately attracts the attention of the visitors.
After 6 years of operation, Ocean Plaza have made the decision to start looking for a quality audio system. Sound engineers had to implement all the requirements of the customer and offer a complete solution that is fully complied with all international audio standards (sound pressure level, speech intelligibility, uniform coverage, etc.). The biggest challenge of the project was the installation of the equipment. The Ocean Plaza was open during the day, 7 days a week. So the only opportunity was to install the equipment during closed hours.
After a 3D model and many detailed acoustic calculations the choice was made for AUDAC to provide the best type of speaker for every zone. The WX302 Universal wall speakers in combination with the AXIR Design column speakers and the CS74 Quick fit 2-way 5 1/4 “ offered the perfect solution. This solution takes advantage of the top-quality sound delivered by aluminium cone woofer/tweeter and high-quality crossover of the speakers. This solution resulted in exceptional sound quality throughout the massive building.
One of the requests of the store designers was to take into account the high ceiling and open space in the main entrance. For this problem the best solution was to install 12 AXIR Design column speakers. Thanks to its two individual speaker sections and the possibility of adjusting the upper and lower power taps individual, the sound transfer length can be adapted to each specific situation.
In most of the other zones a total of 685 WX302 Universal wall speakers were used because of its key features: easy and fast installation and an elegant design making it blend into any environment. All the other areas are covered with 136 CS74 Quick fit 2-way 5 1/4" ceiling speakers. All these speakers are powered by 16 CAP424 Four channel 100V power amplifier.
COMPLEX-V. LTD, AUDAC exclusive distributor in Ukraine, supplied all the AUDAC equipment and provided full technical consultancy to the integrator.