Belgium (April 13, 2007)--De Warande in Turnhout opened as one of the first official cultural centers in Flanders, and opened a second hall named the KUUB--a theater for dance, music, theatre and classical music performances--in 2005. For the first two years, technical director Michel Proost and his crew decided not to invest in a PA, but as their needs evolved, they purchased a Martin Audio W8LM PA from Ampco Belgium.
The FOH system consists of a flown WMX sub, two W8LMs and two W8LMDs each side. Due to the customized flying and transport frame, it is possible for one engineer to remove or install the system in five minutes.
The technical crew also opted for eight Martin Audio LE1200s as stage monitors and four W0.5s with two S12 subs for a rehearsal room. The LE1200s were equipped with a custom bracket so that they could be used without any additional tools in a flown situation or could be mounted on a stand. And finally, the KUUB received a made-to-measure 48-channel multi-cable system driven by Crest Pro 200 amplifiers and XTA DP4 processors.
Both Michel Proost and Ampco Belgiu's Steven Kemland agreed that the time spent on detailing this installation had been worthwhile. "We're in this business to make our customers happy," says Kemland, "and to come up with solutions that work and fit the budget. There's no better aim than that."