Electro-Voice, Dynacord Impress on “The Roof of Indochina”
A sound reinforcement solution from Electro-Voice and Dynacord is enhancing the experience for visitors to Fansipan Peak, an expansive religious and tourist attraction at the top of the tallest mountain in Vietnam. The complex stretching across the peak features traditional Buddhist temples, the world’s longest three-line cable car system, a funicular railway and viewing platforms with awe-inspiring views across the surrounding Hoàng Liên mountain range and Hoàng Liên National Park – all attracting millions of tourists and travelers. Combining the strengths of Electro-Voice loudspeakers and Dynacord power amplifiers, Truong Thinh Sound – Light Equipment JSC installed a system that would provide impeccable audio for live performances and religious activities while also withstanding the harsh conditions at 3143 meters above sea level.
In its new home atop the mountain known as “The Roof of Indochina”, the solution handles the full range of elements that nature throws at it, from extreme cold down to -8°C and humidity up to 100%, along with heavy rain, wind, fog, hail and snow, all while delivering wide, even coverage across the outdoor areas for the music that accompanies the year-round program of traditional dance performances and other festivities. To achieve this, the team at Truong Thinh recommended the fiberglass versions of all the EV loudspeakers, weatherized and IP55-rated for direct-exposure outdoor environments. A total of 20 X1i 12” two-way line-array models are available for deployment on mobile trussing anywhere around the complex, with array size selected according to the application. The X1i provides wide bandwidth, vertical and horizontal directivity control, and high efficiency in a compact, cost-effective package. Low frequency support is via eight X12i-128 subwoofers. Just six Dynacord IPX20:4 power amplifiers (4 x 5000 W) drive the X1i system.
Six EVF 12” two way full range models with a 90° x 60° rotatable waveguide design supply near-field and medium-throw coverage, installed at the very top of the peak where the national flag of Vietnam is planted. Powered by a pair of Dynacord L3600FD (2 x 1800 W) amplifiers, the EVF models further elevate the vistor experience and support national ceremonies at the peak.
With the installation taking place at the top of the highest peak in the region, accessibility of the site and transport of the equipment provided obvious challenges. Thanks to the Guinness world record-holding cable car that takes tourists up to the complex – and the dedication of the Truong Thinh team – the popular tourist attraction is now equipped with an audio solution that exceeds all expectations for is possible on top of a mountaintop – both in terms of sound quality and weather resistance and has demonstrated the ability to withstand harsh environment conditions at Fansipan Peak.
“We are very pleased with the professional audio systems by Electro-Voice and Dynacord operated on Fansipan, even in extreme weather conditions and at a height of more than 3100 meters,” says Mr Phan Tat Thang, Vice President of Fansipan Sa Pa. “Furthermore, without the valuable assistance from the enthusiastic and experienced team of Truong Thinh Sound – Light Equipment JSC, the project would have not been completed to this high standard.”