Fohhn has supplied an extensive range of loudspeaker systems for installation in the German, United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan pavilions at Expo 2015 in Milan. The Nürtingen-based manufacturer is no stranger to this universal exposition, having previously provided loudspeaker systems for the German, Swiss and Chinese pavilions at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The theme of Expo 2015, which opened between May and October, was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. 140 countries and a number of international organisations took part.
Music & Light Design GmbH, Leonberg, had installed around 80 compact Fohhn loudspeakers in Germany’s “Fields of Ideas” pavilion, which portrayed the country’s distinctive field and meadow landscapes in its architecture. Linea-Series AL-10, LX-10 and LX-11 nearfield speakers were supplemented by eight subwoofers and five LFI-120 line source systems with beam steering.
Fohhn systems also featured in the United Arab Emirates’ pavilion. This major installation, which had been carried out by Sysco AV, incorporated a number of Fohhn’s popular Linea Series loudspeakers – including the powerful LX-601 and LX-60 line source systems. Additional reinforcement was provided by 14 Fohhn subwoofers, along with four Fohhn ceiling speakers and 13 AT-40 2-way loudspeakers. The systems were driven by 20 of Fohhn’s Class D digital amplifiers. All amplifier models feature integral Fohhn DSPs and can be remotely controlled. The pavilion, whose theme was “Food for Thought – Shaping and Sharing the Future”, showcased some of UAE’s innovative solutions for dealing with the challenges that arise in feeding the planet.
Kazakhstan's “Land of Opportunities”, equipped by Bluenoise GmbH of Hamburg and SkySkan Germany, introduced visitors to the country’s endeavours in protecting natural and agricultural resources and cultivating sustainable development. It was divided into four areas and featured around 80 Fohhn line source loudspeakers, 30 subwoofers, around 45 Arc and X Series loudspeakers and five DSP amplifiers. The 2,369 square metre pavilion included an Iosono 3D sound system featuring 45 CLT-201 customised speakers.