aQtubes in concert hall

aQtubes permanently mounted in Finnish concert hall

Savonlinna, Finland,

“Here in the Savonlinnasali we need to be able to vary the acoustics since we present various types of music. Especially the low-frequency reverberation time needed to be lowered for amplified music concerts. Our hall has also been chosen as the city’s new theater, and since LF reverb was making speech intelligibility poor we needed to address especially this challenge even for rehearsals.

In 1,5 days we installed the acoustic system from Flex Acoustics, consisting of just 3 permanently placed 25 m long aQtubes. An aQflex blower and control system had been pre-assembled in a silenced flight-case and shipped to us.  I was worried that the blower, which is installed in the actual hall, would make noise in the extremely silent environment. But there is no sound at all to hear in the hall!

Neither the building owner nor the architect would have agreed if the solution was to deteriorate the interior design of the beautiful hall. The Tubes are hardly to be seen and what we see looks nice. Further, the aQtubes comply with the tight Finnish fire-regulations even in this hall, which is entirely made of wood.

All in all we are very pleased with the solution, the performance and ease of communication with Flex Acoustics.”

“I don’t know any other product that solves this challenge and will recommend it for any hall in need of acoustic variability”.

Jarmo Kaartinen, Technical manager, Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna, Finland

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