Powersoft Ottocanali drives audio for one of Europe’s largest indoor theme parks

Powersoft’s new Ottocanali power amplifiers are being used to provide uniform and fail-safe sound coverage at Ukraine’s Galaxy Amusement Park, one of the largest indoor theme parks in Europe.

The theme park is housed in the impressive Lavina Mall, which recently opened its doors to its vast 140,000 square meter shopping and leisure concept – the largest in the country. Galaxy is also home to Europe’s longest roller coaster which twirls in at 395 metres.

A consistent audio soundtrack is distributed via a network of over 400 loudspeakers, installed at the 20 metres ceiling height and zoned around the indoor park and its attractions. Driving the audio across the vast space are just four Powersoft Ottocanali 4K4 power amplifiers – ideal for multi-zone locations and well suited to distributed systems – specified and installed by integrator and Powersoft’s Ukraine distributor, MAG Audio.

With ceiling heights of 20 metres in addition to its vast overall area, the amusement park’s dimensions presented considerable challenge. Equally, the noise generated by the moving attractions within the space was such that considerable SPL was required to cut through to deliver important messages – and alarms, should the need arise.

The Ottocanali series provides a wide range of functions for tuning, controlling and diagnosing the entire audio system. Fitted with the latest DSP to provide new levels of signal processing, including flexible routing and mixing via an internal input/output matrix, equalisers, delays and raised-cosine filters, compatibility with the Powersoft Armonía Pro Audio Suite reinforces its reliable control.

Armonía allows for remote control of the amplifiers via a Wi-Fi connection and as such, delivers freedom of movement, without which the management of a system on this scale, with speakers and audio cables installed at great heights across a vast area, would be impossible.

Igor Sydorenko, MAG Store’s field service engineer, and the Lavina Mall project manager, responsible for the project’s design and implementation, said: “In the end, the key factor for winning the deal came down to performance and price. The power capacity and complement of eight channels in the Ottocanali series saw the entire, huge, installation fitted with just four Ottocanali amplifiers. The tender specifications explicitly stated on-board DSPs and centralised remote control via PC over the entire sound system, so Ottocanali and Armonía were perfectly suited to meet the demands of the project.”