Rio Carioca Arenas ‘loud and clear’ with Community

Community loudspeakers were recently installed at the three adjoining Carioca Arenas – newly built for the 2016 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – located in the heart of the Barra Olympic Park.





The main contractor, Honeywell do Brasil, appointed Soundvision Engenharia de Audio e Video to provide the A/V for all three Carioca Arenas.


Community’s R SERIES loudspeakers were chosen on their track record of proven reliability, high output, high intelligibility and accurate coverage.


A combination of R.5MAX models were used to provide the dispersion patterns required for even coverage of the 360-degree seating areas.


In each of the Arenas, the loudspeakers are driven by Crown DCi amplifiers with BSS BLU-800 processors providing system DSP.


Carioca Arena 1 has a seating capacity of 16,000 and spans more than 38,000sqm, while Carioca Arena 2 and Carioca Arena 3 have a capacity of 10,000 each.


A total of 96 R.5MAX loudspeakers have been installed in all three multipurpose venues.


Now that their hosting duties for the basketball, wrestling and judo events during Rio 2016 have come to an end, Carioca Arena 1 and Carioca Arena 2 will become part of a permanent athletic training centre, with facilities for a variety of sporting disciplines.


Carioca Arena 3, which hosted the taekwondo and fencing competitions, will now transform into a specialist sports school for 850 full-time students.


Antonio Tadeu Torquato, Director Comercial of Soundvision, said:

We have substantial experience with R SERIES, which we installed for three of the 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums in Brazil.

Community also has a strong track record with world-class arenas and stadiums and the Carioca Arenas project has again proven R SERIES’ excellent quality and reliability in professional sports venues.


For further information, visit:



Images: Arenas Cariocas. (main image, top) – Credit: ©2016_HeusiAction / Miriam Jeske/




Community Professional Loudspeakers is a developer and manufacturer of innovative loudspeaker systems for installed sound applications. Based in Chester, Pennsylvania, Community is an American original whose innovative products have shaped the professional sound industry since the company was founded in 1968.



Share This Article

This website uses cookies and asks your personal data to enhance your browsing experience.