Community Sounds Loud And Clear

Community Sounds Loud And Clear

AUSTRALIA—Home of the Cronulla Sharks rugby league team, Toyota Stadium in the southern beachside suburbs of Sydney now has a new audio system, courtesy of Community loudspeakers and contractor Saltec. The stadium, which has a capacity of 22,000, is situated on the southern shores of Port Hacking and is exposed to northeasterly winds off the Pacific Ocean. So, according to


Toyota Stadium in the southern beachside suburbs of Sydney features Community loudspeakers. Greg de Vries, managing director of Saltec:

“The choice of Community R and WET Series loudspeakers was automatic. Because of the location we needed a loudspeaker that could withstand the rigors of salt air and the elements, and give good balanced audio throughout the facility. For several reasons we were unable to fully utilize the stands for loudspeaker mounting so polemounted speakers were selected in several areas.”

Saltec worked with Tony Russo, a Director of the Technical Audio Group (Australia and New Zealand distributors of Community) on the design of the system. The thirty-one Community R.5–99TZ, eighteen R.5–94TZ and ten W2–218T loudspeakers are powered by ten QSC CX1202V amplifiers and a QSC Basis 914lz was used for system control. Audio-Technica ATW3000 wireless systems are used for ground announcements.

Saltec is a leading audio-visual installation company in Sydney, and works extensively in the design and supply of audio and video systems into clubs and hotels.