Masahito Oshitani, Technical Manager (Sound) at Japan's Biwako Hall, points out the venue's new Dolby Lake Processors. Otsu City, Japan (August 29, 2007)--After nine years of bringing music, opera, dance, drama and traditional performing arts to Otsu City, the multi-venue facility Biwako Hall recently upgraded its speaker management systems in two theaters, installing Dolby Lake Processors supplied by Japanese distributor, Bestec Audio Inc.
A total of five Dolby Lake Processors were put in the 1,848-seat Main Theatre, and another five units went in a smaller 804-seat theatre, where they are being used on the main and proscenium EAW speaker systems. According to project manager Masahito Oshitani, Technical Manager (Sound), Biwako Hall, "Once system tuning was complete, everyone's reaction was to think that a new speaker system had been installed because the difference in quality was so great. We have used a Mesa Quad EQ unit, so we knew the quality, but the Dolby Lake Processor is quite something."
Oshitani praised the Dolby Lake Processor's asymmetrical filters and time alignment useage. He added, "The other advantage was that it much improved the low frequency performance of the rooms. Without the Dolby Lake Processors, we found that frequencies between 1kHz and 2kHz were a little harsh, but with the Dolby Lake Processors in circuit, the performance in this range is far more natural."
Dolby Laboratories, Live Sound