Toronto (June 3, 2005)–The Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain recently completed renovation efforts. Included in the restoration was Petit Palau, a small concert hall situated below street level, with audience seating for 538. The room is primarily used for recitals by small choirs and chamber ensembles. As part of the rennovation, the room received an Adamson SpekTrix system.
On either side of the stage are situated three SpekTrix enclosures atop a SpekTrix Sub. Power for the installation is via two Lab.gruppen FP3400 and two FP6400 amplifiers, with two Adamson DX6000s used for processing. The sound system package, supplied by Lambda/2 of Barcelona, can be expanded further in the future using additional enclosures. The contractor for the project was Barcelona-based FM2.
Petit Palau is a beloved part of the Palau de la Música Catalana, and its renovation revealed a previously obscured façade of the original building. Visually, the unadorned interior of Petit Palau is a departure from the extravagance of the building’s spectacular main concert hall; but while the latter has never been highly regarded for its acoustics–the various decorative elements of its architecture, including a domed stained glass ceiling, being a detriment to great sound–Lambda/2 director Artur Alvarez described the sound quality within the Petit Palau as “exceptional”.
Recent concert events at Petit Palau have included the 16 Festival de Guitarra de Barcelona, with recitals by Manuel Barrueco and the Vienna String Quartet with Ichiro Suzuki.
Adamson Systems Engineering