The countryside retreat recently expanded its offering
Denmark - Set in the rolling hills of the Danish countryside, HimmerLand is a resort combining golf and spa facilities with award-winning bistros, bowling alley, outdoor sporting activities and flexible meeting spaces.
HimmerLand recently expanded its offering to include a large multipurpose hall, smaller meeting rooms, a golf simulator and fitness centre. Leading the AV design and integration was COMM2IG - a Danish company specialising in technology solutions - who opted for a Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system.
"The off-axis dispersion of Genelec models is excellent, which is very helpful for meeting rooms," explains Søren Maibom, solution manager and sound designer at COMM2IG. "HimmerLand also wanted a very Nordic design for these spaces, and Genelec’s form factor works really well in this context. In fact, the team wanted to hide the loudspeaker system initially, but after seeing how sleek and beautiful Genelec’s Smart IP models were, they decided to put them in full view right next to the screens."
COMM2IG chose six of Genelec’s 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers in black for the meeting spaces. "The Smart IP models were an excellent fit as they offer a local analogue input in addition to being a networked IP solution. They can also be monitored remotely, which is great for troubleshooting," says Maibom.
As COMM2IG were concluding their work on HimmerLand’s new meeting rooms, the resort threw the integrators a new brief - to completely renovate the resort’s existing bar into the new Larsens Sportsbar & Bistro in a timeframe of just five months.
Following the success of the Smart IP solution in the meeting rooms, Maibom and his team once again looked to the brand for help with Larsens. "We decided on another Smart IP solution - comprising a combination of 22 of the 4420 and 4430 models - mainly because of the tight timeframe we were working to," he explains. "The models are incredibly easy to set up and use, and the Smart IP Manager software is a game changer."
For HimmerLand, the attraction to Genelec wasn’t just the superior sound quality of Smart IP loudspeakers, but the brand’s commitment to sustainability, too. The resort is dedicated to preserving the picturesque countryside it calls home by reducing its carbon footprint wherever possible. The low power consumption of the Smart IP family - with its efficient Class D amplifier design and PoE compatibility - aligned completely with HimmerLand’s values.
"The facility manager didn’t believe me when I told him that the power consumption for the whole system was just 120 W! He thought that was insane," recalls Maibom. "When all 22 loudspeakers in the sports bar are run at an SPL of 75 dB, they draw around 5.2 W each, which is amazing and largely unheard of.”

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