During 2018’s Winter Olympics, the Medals Plaza stage within the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza was home to cultural performances and video displays of the competition during the day and Olympic medal ceremonies in the evening. The experience was reinforced by an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive System provided by Seoul-based Dasan SR.
The Medal Plaza – 1,267 sq metres in size – featured a wide, domed stage and an audience area wider than it is deep. The challenge was to blanket the outdoor area with clean, high-quality sound while providing the flexibility the different forms of entertainment require.
To accomplish this, Dasan SR specified left-right columns of 4 Anna modules hung above the stage video screens (covered by scrim to match the dome). Scaffolding towers were erected further left and right of the stage for the main PA, which was made up of 20 Anya modules. 2 columns of 5 Anya modules hung in each scaffold.
A combination of 12 Otto subwoofers – ground stacked 2 x 3 – located under each Anya array along with 4 SB1002 subs placed under the stage provide the low end the program demands. There were 6 KF730 enclosures placed along the lip of the stage for front fill while 16 MicroWedge stage monitors were on hand for the artists.
“It is an incredible honour to have our products in such a prestigious location in the Olympic Plaza,” said T.J. Smith, President and General Manager of EAW. “When Dasan told us that Adaptive would reinforce the Medals Plaza stage, we were delighted. The flexibility of the system made it an easy choice for a venue that hosts everything from live performance and video to Olympic Medal presentations. We are very, very pleased that EAW could play a role in the 2018 winter games.”