Zhongyuan Fu Tower is situated
in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan in China. The tower occupies 141 hectares with a
construction area of 58,000㎡ and incurs a total investment
amount of 836 million Yuan. The
height of the tower is 388 meters and is the tallest steel tower in the
world. It is also considered to be a
landmark of the province with integrated function of TV signal transmission
tower, tourist attractions as well as educational and cultural centre.
The Gallery “Splendid Central
Plains” located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the tower has been recognized in
the “Guinness World Records” as the largest panoramic painting in the world.
This mammoth artwork is 18 meters high, 164 meters long, 3012㎡ large with a surface
modeling area of 2,200 mq.
Although the gallery emphasizes
on visual effect of the panoramic painting, the quality requirement for sound
system has never been compromised. The management highly believes that only
if quality audio system is used together, the audio-visual effect can be
Therefore, they sent specialists
to similar installations in other part of the world to study what sound
system should be used. After a series
of research, a few top American and European brands were chosen for
second-round evaluation under the simulated environment of the gallery to be
constructed and the same sound source by sound experts.
Eventually FBT Verve series
speakers were opted for the project.
The management of the gallery and most experts agreed that “Verve
offered outstanding performance at competitive prices. When the sound level was properly set,
Verve presented high clarity for speech and amazing presence and excellent
transparency at high frequency for music. The midrange presentation was sweet
and natural. Singers’ voices and musical instruments could be reproduced with
high degree of realism. The bass presentation was strong enough and with
clear definition, strong punch from drums could be reproduced perfectly impressing
After 3 years of construction,
the 101-storey Zhongyuan Fu Tower was finally opened in February, 2011. On the third and fourth storey of the
tower is the gallery of the panoramic painting. The painting provides a detailed portrayal of Henan's
historical heritage and natural scenery covering 18 cities. It presents the past, present and future
of the Central China and is a grand picture full of creativity, innovation
and sentiment. With sophisticated
sound from FBT Verve speakers, light and electronic techniques, the
panorama's figures and landscapes come to life with dynamic movement that
deeply impress every visitor.
The sound system used in the
gallery of the panoramic painting comprises the following: