2012 Olympics sees Community R-Series in use across multiple venues

The London 2012 Olympic Games saw Community’s R-Series lead the way across a multitude of venues, including the Handball Arena, Basketball Arena, Water Polo Centre, Aquatic Centre, Outdoor Water Sports Centre and the Main Olympic Stadium.

Designed for high intelligibility speech and music coverage of vast audience areas, the all-weather R-Series is in regular demand for all manner of track and arena venues, such as motor sports, from F1 and NASCAR, to international stadia, and many previous summer and winter Olympic games.

The 22 models that make up the R-Series aim to offer a comprehensive choice of throw distances and coverage patterns and are used both outdoors and indoors, from theme parks such as Disneyland to the flood warning system of the city of Venice, and at large convention centres and airports.

The five models deployed at the London 2012 Olympic venues were the R2, R1, R.5, R.5COAX and R.25, configured with a variety of dispersion patterns to provide the requisite coverage. The long-throw R2 is a three-way system, comprising dual 12-inch LF drivers, two-inch M200 midrange drivers and a high compression one-inch HF. The medium/long throw R1 is a two-way system, comprising a 12-inch driver and high compression one-inch HF. The R.5, R.5COAX and R.25 are compact systems, while the R.5 and R.5COAX are two-way 12-inch units, while the R.25 serves as a two-way eight-inch system.

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