Marin County, CA (January 18, 2005)–The Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA recently upgraded some of its audio system under the guidence of Norman Kern. The sound designer specified EV SxA360 and Plasma powered loudspeakers for the new system at the professionally run, non-profit venue.
Kern noted, “The SxA360s were perfect, as this is a 250-seat proscenium theatre with no fly space, and the SxAs pack a lot of power and full-range articulation into an exceptionally compact package. They are very quiet, they are very precise, and for what we do in our theatre, they are absolutely perfect.”
Kern also specified an EV Plasma P2 powered subwoofer, and the system is run via a 24-channel digital mixer and incorporates SFX software from Stage Research for intuitive cueing and playback control. Using a combination of software specially designed for theatrical sound designers and professional grade loudspeakers makes his job at once easier and more effective:
“We’re going in completely digital to the speakers, and things sound fantastically clear and true coming out of the 360s, no matter what SPL we’re running. This is a compact system that was acquired within budget, yet it sounds larger than life. There’s no space for a cluster above the stage, so each box is flown from the lighting rig–their light weight and small footprint meant we could fit big sound into a pretty small space, without interfering with the lighting.”