For the Royal Coronation Ceremony in Bangkok, Fuzion Far East was assigned with the task of supplying, designing and installing the audio systems for the event. Working alongside the Thai Royal Army, Fuzion provided a Dante digital audio network managed by Symetrix processors.
Taking place over three days, the Royal Coronation Ceremony included the Royal Procession, in which the new king paid homage to the main Buddha images at three major temples before returning to the Grand Palace. Fuzion deployed a Dante digital audio network which consisted of 11 loops in a star configuration. These were all managed by 49 Symetrix Radius 12×8 EX DSP units. The network racks included gigabit hubs, wireless antenna couplers for active antennas, wireless mic receivers, power amplifiers and power supplies. An analogue Allen & Heath mixer helped to combine the signals while the computers aided the system administrator, engineer, operators and CCTV feed.
‘The parade had many microphones for instruments and for announcements, and so the audio routing needed to change many times along the way,’ said Varuit Rattapongfrom, Fuzion Far East’s technical director ‘For example, from Point A1 to A5 was one band, then after that was a different band playing different instruments and using different microphones. We also provided the broadcast feed.’
The Symetrix Radius processors were chosen as the best solution to this challenge. ‘The Symetrix processors and Dante network worked very well, we didn’t need technical support, and our client was very satisfied with the results,’ furthered Rattapongfrom. ‘The Radius is reliable, the sound quality is very good, and it’s easy to control. We mostly used the DSPs for routing and EQ.’ User control was provided for monitoring, levelling, feedback suppression and the EQs.