imgNew York, NY (July 3, 2013)—The Broadway musical Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Sound Design, is using a Meyer Sound Mina and M’elodie line array system to present the show's pop score written by Cyndi Lauper.

Provided by East Rutherford, N.J.-based Masque Sound, the house system includes a DiGiCo SD7-T as a main console, Sennheiser SK
5212 wireless transmitters, and a TC Electronic Reverb 6000 to supply reverb effects. The PA is anchored by split left and right main arrays of seven Mina loudspeakers each for upper arrays covering the mezzanine, and six each for lower arrays covering the orchestra level.

According to sound designer John Silvers, “Cyndi Lauper wanted a sound as close as possible to her studio pop recordings, and certainly I wanted to have uniform distribution to every seat in the house. Since I also needed small, unobtrusive boxes to squeeze in alongside the proscenium, I chose the Minas. I’ve been using Minas ever since they were introduced because they simply sound better.”

For the center array, Shivers opted for a cluster of a dozen M’elodie loudspeakers. “The voicing in the vocal range is exceptional,” he said. The balance of the main FOH system comprises a rear delay cluster of five M1D line array loudspeakers, plus six 500-HP and two 700-HP subwoofers for low-end reinforcement.

A Galileo loudspeaker management system featuring five Galileo 616 processors handles system drive and alignment. “Galileo is very flexible, has great EQ, and the seamless integration with the MAPP Online Pro prediction program is quite helpful,” Shivers said.

Based on a 2005 film of the same name and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots is directed by Jerry Mitchell following the book by Harvey Fierstein. The show is in an open-ended run at New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theater.

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