d&b audiotechnik Wins 2019 AV Awards in Venue of the Year Category for Royal Albert Hall Project

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d&b audiotechnik has been announced as the winner of the 2019 AV Awards in the Venue of the Year Category for its transformative audio system installation at The Royal Albert Hall. The installation features the world’s largest single-room audio system with over four hundred and fifty individual d&b loudspeakers.

The Royal Albert Hall, located in South Kensington, London, is one of the UK’s most iconic buildings. Originally opened in 1871, the venue today hosts more than four hundred shows annually in its main auditorium which maintains a seating capacity of over five thousand two hundred people.

Understanding the project required the highest level of respect and care, the team worked within the parameters of Royal Albert Hall’s unique architecture to design a system that featured loudspeakers for all three levels of the venue. The system design ultimately delivered uniform coverage, imaging, level and control for the entire audience.

“The Royal Albert Hall installation was a once in a generation opportunity to deliver something outstanding to make the world sound better. This was a complex and challenging project that required strong collaboration between d&b, the sound contractor, and the venue to deliver a world-class audio system that would elevate the customer experience at this iconic venue,” stated Amnon Harman, CEO, d&b audiotechnik. “I’d like to specifically commend the work of d&b’s systems designer, Steve Jones, acoustic consultants, Sandy Brown Associates, Tom Jeffrey and Pat Smith, from our integration partner, SFL Group, and Ollie Jeffery, HoD Production and Technical for Royal Albert Hall who were all critical to this project’s success. We are honored to receive this prestigious award and would like to congratulate all of this years’ finalists.”

2019 marks the twenty first year for the AV Awards, attracting nearly one thousand four hundred industry professionals from all over the world. The awards are a benchmark for the highest professional standards and industry best practices, recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals, companies, projects and technology, across the AV, events and production markets. All judging is conducted by an independent panel of end-users of AV technology.

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