- George V Stadium in Curepipe, Mauritius, recently selected and approved the installation of One Systems loudspeakers. Prosound (Pty) Ltd. of Johannesburg, South Africa executed the system design and Rentacolor Mauritius LTD, did the installation. George V Stadium is the home of the island nation's national football (soccer) team, nicknamed Club M.
The original George V Stadium opened in 1955. After 48 years, the original structure was demolished and replaced in 2003 before hosting the Indian Ocean Island Games that year. The stadium hosts local and national soccer games, and an occasional rugby tournament.
When stadium officials realized that their sound system was in desperate need of an upgrade, they began searching for a weatherproof system designed for speech and music. "After the stadium contact us about their sound system upgrade, we knew One Systems would be the best speakers to maximize the quality of sound for this outdoor stadium," says Dominique Hardy, Head of the Technical Department at Rentacolor Mauritius Ltd.
When Rentacolor was awarded the contract to do the work, they chose One Systems based on their experience from previous installations, their knowledge of the brand's performance as well as its weatherproof designs.
"Due to the fact that the stadium was already built made for a bit of a challenge when it came to wiring the speakers," says Dominique. "Wiring was the only issue though, and the speakers fit perfectly and sound amazing. One Systems 112IM speakers were installed on both the west and east wings of the stadium, and Rentacolor's client couldn't be more pleased.
One Systems President, Doug MacCallum says, "Our Direct Weather speakers provide full bandwidth audio, high output and superior intelligibility. This stadium is another perfect setting for our speakers and we're happy to be a part of this high-profile, international venue."