The Stevie Eller Dance Theater at the University of Arizona in Tucson recently completed the installation of a HiQnet system New York (August 30, 2007)–The Stevie Eller Dance Theater at the University of Arizona in Tucson recently completed the installation of a HiQnet system comprising Crown I-Tech amplifiers and BSS Audio Soundweb London processors. System designer Mark Miceli, technical director for sound at the University’s School of Dance, remarked, “We’re going all digital.”
The new audio system in the 300-seat venue, home to the UA Dance Ensemble and the UA School of Dance, also includes JBL VerTec VT4887 line arrays. Miceli noted, “I wanted to take advantage of Harman’s HiQnet System Architect, so I went with all the Crown I-Tech power amplifiers: the I-T6000 and I-T8000 amps, which are pretty hefty amplifiers.” The main digital signal processor for the system is the BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-80 device.
With EASE modeling and TEF measurements, Miceli was able to find just the right orientation for the eight VerTec boxes (four per side) that allowed good coverage from front to back. “I didn’t have any dead spots,” he remarked. “There’s very good stereo imaging. It’s not a large venue and with the new sound system, it’s not much different than sitting in a really good recording studio. The line arrays allowed me to focus the sound energy into the seating area and minimize splashing into areas that did not require coverage.”
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