Harman At Ulsan Munsu Modernises Fan Experience
TechDataPS overhaul the historic stadium’s 20-year-old audio system with JBL, Crown, BSS, and Soundcraft
Built to host the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium is a 43,544-seat venue at the heart of the Ulsan Sports Park. With three stories and two basement floors, the stadium features a roof covering 87% of the four-sided stands supported by steel trusses designed to emulate the whale skeleton found in the hemisphere petroglyphs at Daegok-ri, Ulju. Additional pillars allude to the Silla Gold Crown, which inspired the stadium’s nickname, “Big Crown.”
To bring Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium’s rather dated sound reinforcement into the future, TechDataPS installed a range of dynamic HARMAN Professional audio solutions. The installation team implemented JBL VTX A8 line array, the IP55-rated JBL AWC129, and VLA-C2100 for coverage of the first floor and upper levels. Crown DCi 4|1250N and DCi 4|1250DA amplifiers power the second and third floors, and the DCi 2|600N and DCi 4|600N models handle the ground floor. Soundcraft Vi2000 audio mixers with Vi Stageboxes and a JBL 308P MKII monitor have been installed in the central control area, and powered by a Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifier. Finally, BSS BLU-100 and BLU-DAN signal processors provide low-latency audio throughout the entire stadium.
A spokesperson for the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium said that after the much-needed audio system renewal, the stadium has now achieved the best sound quality among the ten World Cup stadiums in Korea, and is now one of the superior stadiums in the world. Given the stadium’s historical significance as the centre of the 2002 World Cup, it is the pride of the Ulsan Facilities Corporation and will continue to thrive thanks to this installation.