Oman: Sayyidah Maizoon bint Ahmed in Oman has recently been outfitted with a new Aimline public address system by Pulse Information Technologies as part of a recent renovation. It was decided that the existing system installed 11 years ago needed replacing as it was using conventional column speakers and had limitations on sound performance compared to the latest digitally steerable loudspeakers.
Built in memory of the mother of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Maizoon Mosque is located in Al Mawalih and first opened in 2006. The building features a breathtakingly minimalist outer design and is full of intricate calligraphy engravings in its interior hall.
We were receiving concerns about the audio performance from many of the Imams and devotees,’ explained Ali Nasser, director of operation and maintenance at Royal Estates. A perfect solution to this was needed but involved a number of concerns about the installation and performance. We have worked with Pulse on many projects and they delivered exactly what we wanted.
The solution chosen by Pulse saw two ALM17.3 and two ALM10.2 cabinets from German manufacturer Aimline deployed as main speakers, with a further pair of ALP8.1 used as fill speakers.
There were challenges involved but it was an honour to work once again on a project that I had originally delivered a decade ago,’ said Hitesh Bhimani, divisional manager at Pulse. ‘We had to deliver much better performing sound systems without the possibility of laying any new cables or replacing existing speaker cables, and importantly without damaging any of the mosque’s aesthetics.
(Worship AVL 2019)