Impressive audio enhancements at Bath Rugby

Vaughan Sound was delighted to be chosen by Managing Director Jeremy Wilton and his team at Bath Rugby to supply and install a brand new sound and public address system.

The Aviva Premiership side and past European Cup winners required a complete new PA system ahead of the 2011/12 season, with an emphasis on a cost-efficient solution that could be easily used for general and emergency broadcast announcements.

For broadcast and public address, the team opted for a TOA VX-2000 Voice Evacuation System. Zoned to accomodate the different areas of the stadium, including the clubhouse, terraces and stands, the model was specified for its reliability, satisfaction with British Standards (BS 5839 Part 8) and capability to relay zoned music and speech for matchday entertainment.

The TOA system was accompanied by a combination of Community R.25 and R.5 loudspeakers that were evenly installed throughout the sports ground and around the pitch perimeter.

During the initial site inspection, Vaughan Sound immediately recognised the opportunity to refurbish and reuse a considerable amount of Bath Rugby’s original audio system. Accordingly, a range of the ground’s existing loudspeakers were saved and incorporated into the new sound scheme.

Delivering maximum value for the client, Vaughan Sound equipped Bath Rugby with a highly efficient and effective technical solution. Since project completion, the new public address system has been utilised by staff for music and commentary during matches and has been enjoyed by thousands of sports fans. Vaughan Sound now provides ongoing service and maintenance support to the rugby stadium.

Compliant with British Standards (BS 5839 Part 8), the new system has successfully enhanced the audio quality, intelligibility and overall coverage within the ground.

Vaughan Sound is very pleased to have established a long-term relationship with the club, and historically has delivered many stadia and sports projects; including Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium (currently called the Principality Stadium for sponsorship purposes), Glamorgan County Cricket Club (the SSE Swalec Stadium) and Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets.