The Haras National du Pin stands as a royal stud farm and a jewel of Normandy heritage. To retain relevance 300 years after its creation, Passive UBX Series column loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz were installed, greatly improving the venue’s newly constructed outdoor training and competition facilities at the International Equestrian Sports Centre.
Equestrian staff contacted local integrator AUVISYS to design an audio system for the sports centre and fields. Subsequently, AUVISYS partnered with Etienne Berard, CEO of Renkus-Heinz’s French distributor DEMOA, to model the sound coverage for each field and assist in the commissioning of the UBX loudspeakers.
“The main challenge was throwing sound a long distance from a low elevation of 1.5 meters from the ground,” said Berard. The loudspeakers also had to be small, so that they wouldn’t block the sightlines of the judges or audience members. UBX loudspeakers were perfect on both fronts.”
AUVIYS installed two UBX8 loudspeakers at each of the larger competition fields and one at each smaller field. The UBX Series brings the precise coverage, high intelligibility, and renowned sound quality of Renkus-Heinz’s flagship ICONYX loudspeakers into the realm of passive column arrays.
New for the UBX Series is Passive UniBeam Technology, which addresses each transducer with specially designed all-pass filter networks, gain shading and additional frequency filtering to generate an asymmetrical vertical dispersion with constant directivity, delivering consistent front-to-back coverage.
All models in the UBX Series are weather-resistant (IP64) out of the box with the included gland nut-protected input cover. The included 70/100V transformer, wall-mount bracket, and standard weather resistance make UBX loudspeakers simple to integrate into any system design, whether indoor or outdoor.
“The speech intelligibility across the wide fields was fantastic,” concluded Berard, thrilled with the power of the new systems. “The fact that it came from passive column loudspeakers was nothing short of astonishing. I highly recommend using UBX loudspeakers in future installations.”