Laguna Beach, CA (September 24, 2012)—During the annual Pageant of the Masters, a summer festival designed to admire both classical and contemporary art, a new L-Acoustics Kara system was used to reinforce the vocalists, speakers and a 30-member orchestra for the program.
This year’s production, known as “Genius,” focused on the works of numerous artists like Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci through a 90-minute show of “living pictures.”
Irvine-based Micworks, Inc., which has been the outdoor festival’s audio consultant for the past two decades, supplied the L-Acoustics amplifier and loudspeaker package for the amphitheater. Hung from 20-foot truss towers on each side of the stage, left and right arrays were comprised of nine Kara enclosures flown beneath three SB18 subs, all collectively powered by a total of four LA8 amplified controllers.
“In previous years, we’ve had to position some small enclosures along the front of the orchestra pit for front-fill, plus some additional reinforcement at the back of the amphitheater to fully cover the rather long and narrow bowl seating,” says Micworks President Michael Troke. “But with just the two L-Acoustics arrays this year, even though we spread them quite wide, the sound pressure level from front to back was so smooth and consistent that those systems were no longer necessary.”