Toronto (June 28, 2005)–Adamson loudspeakers have been in high demand among French sound companies this concert season, with the manufacturer’s products enjoying brisk activity across the country. Lagoona Strasbourg was awarded the sound installation contract for La Cartonnerie (the Cardboard Factory), in Reims, specifying Adamson loudspeakers for the music and cultural center’s two performance halls. An Adamson SpekTrix compact line array system was installed at La Cartonnerie in Reims, France. Installation by Lagoona, Strasbourg.
The Grande Salle, the center’s main concert hall, accommodates 1,050 on the main floor, with second-level balcony seating for 150. Lagoona specified a fixed installation based around an Adamson SpekTrix compact line array system.
The flown left/right arrays are each comprised of (from the top) two SpekTrix Subs, six SpekTrix 5-degree enclosures and one SpekTrix Wave 15-degree element. In addition, two Adamson SX Subs per side were ground-stacked on the stage, two SX-18s were employed for side fill and two LX-10s for in-fills.
In Le Cabaret, the smaller ‘club-style’ music hall which holds 400 people, Lagoona suspended two Adamson SX-18s, with an SX Sub situated on the ground, at each side of the stage. La Cartonnerie presents a varied program of urban music, dance, educational and multimedia performances, and includes several recording/rehearsal studios and artist exhibit space in addition to its performance halls.
Adamson also welcomes several new partner companies within France. Ellipsis, based in Nantes, and Loc-Son of Cannes have each purchased SpekTrix compact line array systems comprised of eight SpekTrix, four SpekTrix Wave and four SpekTrix Sub enclosures.
Scene & Studio of Vichy have invested in a ground stack system including eight SpekTrix and four SpekTrix Subs; and Marseille-based Techni-Congrès took delivery of 16 SpekTrix cabinets and four SpekTrix Subs. Pictured are (l-r): Stéphane Raymond and Gérard Fayet of Vichy-based Scène & Studio are among several new Adamson partners in France.
Audiolite of Brest, France has purchased 16 Adamson SpekTrix cabinets and 24 Y-Axis Y18 enclosures. The company will be the sound provider for the Festival des Vieilles-Charrues in Carhaix, which takes place July 22-24. The annual three-day festival–one of the largest in Europe with attendance of more than 200,000–will feature musical acts Franz Ferdinand, Iggy & the Stooges, Deep Purple, The Kills and New Order among others.
Finally, JLC Acoustique of Toulouse–one of the first Adamson Y-Axis Y18 users in France–has increased its inventory of Adamson loudspeakers in order to service a growing roster of summer events with the purchase of a SpekTrix system comprised of eight SpekTrix and four SpekTrix Subs.
Adamson Systems Engineering