imgChicago, IL (June 9, 2014)—A Meyer Sound M1D line array loudspeaker system supports performances at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), meeting specific architectural challenges of the theater.

Supplied by Lake Forest, IL-based dealer TC Furlong, Inc., the M1D loudspeakers in CST’s 500-seat Jentes Family Courtyard Theater replace an aging, point-source center cluster.

“The Courtyard was designed like the Swan Theatre in London, with very high surrounding balconies and a deep thrust stage,” explained James Savage, head of sound at CST. “The system also has to cover the room’s 270-degree spread.”

The new center cluster of eight M1D loudspeakers covers the main center section of the house in three zones, while side arrays of five M1D loudspeakers each are arranged in three zones to manage the extreme vertical coverage.

In addition, two UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers are placed at the proscenium to pull the image down, while four more UPJ-1P loudspeakers are located at the lower level balcony rail to supply fuller music for the side seats and foldback for the thrust stage. Two USW-1P subwoofers are mounted on catwalks at the proscenium to couple with the wall for low-end boost, and an additional inventory of 14 UP-4XP loudspeakers with IntelligentDC technology and eight MM-4 loudspeakers can be deployed as needed. System drive, zoning, and optimization are provided by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors.

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