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APG equips Clore Studio at London’s Royal Opera House


UNITED KINGDOM


An APG MX1 system has been installed at The Clore Studio Upstairs at London’s Royal Opera House. Installation was by APG’s UK sales partner, Red Square Audio (RSA). RSA’s Paul Nicholson


explained that Martin Adams, head of sound at the Royal Opera House, had been looking for a solution for a while: “The system had to be neat, compact and as visually unobtrusive as possible, so I suggested that he try out the APG MX1s. We made a demo replicating the system configuration as I saw it (essentially eight evenly spaced cabinets across the length of the seating area). Everyone was extremely impressed that a small 6.5” coaxial cabinet could deliver


POLAND


Memorial venue kitted out with Community


A dual-purpose Community sound system has been installed as part of a renovation at the Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall), an historical multipurpose venue in Wroclaw, Poland. Constructed in 1913, the


architecturally extravagant venue was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006. It now plays host to a variety of events – from trade fairs and political meetings to theatrical performances. Polish firm Tommex


Zebrowscy was asked to design a system that provided clarity for voice evacuations, but also served to deliver audio to an audience of up to 10,000. The final system incorporated Community speakers that could meet the demands of the space which, due to the UNESCO accreditation, could not allow the placement of a central cluster under the main dome. Integrator Asseco installed 52 high-output, dual 12” Community R-Series


Limitations were placed on where the speakers could be sited


loudspeakers and 8” Community WET W2-2W8 loudspeakers. To overcome the heritage limitations, speakers were positioned around the lowest ring of the dome. A combination of 50º x 20º, 70º x 70º and 90º x 40º devices are said to deliver consistent coverage, while meeting the intelligibility and SPL requirements. Tommex chose a Dynacord P64 system for the digital audio matrix. With a digital console, transport of the audio is via fibre optic cable from FOH to the amp room. www.communitypro.com


Eight MX1s were ordered in white for Clore Studio


such high-quality sound uniformly and over such a wide area.” Adams added: “As sound systems go, this one may not be huge, but it has nevertheless made an enormous difference to the quality of the audience experience in the Clore.” www.apg.tm.fr www.redsquareaudio.co.uk


As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, St Catherine’s, an independent school near Guildford, Surrey, has inaugurated The Anniversary Halls. This modern building houses a new set of facilities for sport and the arts, including a 320-seat auditorium for which TPC consultant John Riddell specified an EM Acoustics PA system.


“The core of the system is the left


and right pairs of EMS-152s giving a rich, opulent sound firmly supported by the 15” driver,” said Riddell. “The centre pair of EMS-122s add focus, with long and short throw versions used to provide coverage. EMS-81s mounted beneath an auditorium lighting bridge, add gentle fill to the seats at the back.” www.emacoustics.co.uk


Teenyweeny flyweights. Live.


The E4 and E5 loudspeakers are similar in size to a hand. Small, lightweight miniatures designed to be visually unobtrusive in a vast number of mobile applications. While they sound distinctively bigger than they are, they remain neutral, clear, transparent and intelligible even at high sound pressure levels. As with all the little systems in the d&b E-Series.


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