Outline speakers reinforce Wembley Gridiron audio

Remember the international NFL game that took place at Wembley last month? Pre-game entertainment included sets by the Goo Goo Dolls, Noah Stewart and Katherine Jenkins, all of which necessitated Britannia Row Productions deploying an extensive Outline loudspeaker
system for sound reinforcement at the venue.

The system comprised 12 arrays of Outline Butterfly, each stacked four high on a pair of Outline Subtech subwoofers, to handle both the various entertainments and the in-match commentary. The project was headed up by Britannia Row’s Dan Orchard, with Kieran Walsh supervising radio, Sergiy Zitnikov handling speaker technician duties and Stefan Krista managing the stage audio for the pre-match entertainment. An additional four BRP technicians dealt with system set up, cable management, mic changes etc.

Overall control of the audio mix was in the experienced hands of Roger Lindsay, who has mixed sound for the event every year since the International Series first came to London in 2007.

Lindsay said: “This was the second time that we’ve used Butterfly for this event, and I have to say that so far, it is comfortably the best-sounding system we’ve had here. Wembley Stadium is a difficult and reverberant acoustic space in which we have to achieve the best possible coverage across a very large area. The Butterfly system impressed me with its smooth response, achieved with minimal system EQ, and its excellent projection and even dispersion around the entire stadium. Remarkable audio performance in such a small package.”

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