Lake Charles, LA (May 18, 2007)–The Rosa Hart Theater is a mainstay in the Lake Charles area, providing arts and entertainment in the form of speakers, comedians, Broadway plays and musicals, symphonies and national music acts as well as local productions and dance recitals. The massive venue, which seats over 2,000, needed an audio overhaul a few years ago, and after a shoot-out among various systems, local sound contractor Sound Hill Technologies won the bid with a rig from ISP Technologies.
Sidetracked after Hurricane Rita took the roof off, the Rosa Hart project was completed in January, 2007. The project consisted of four HDL 4215 high definition line array boxes per side, plus four XMAX 212 folded horn subwoofers and an ISP proprietary Project X 64 channel digital mixer. Sound Hill Technologies installed the line arrays with custom built fly ware fabricated by its owner, Tim Hill. The install also required the four XMAX 212 subwoofers to be installed in the ceiling panel above the stage–a decision that presented some challenges. As in the Living Stones Church, another joint project, custom fabricating and custom rigging was designed by Hill to accomplish the task.
Theater manager Denver Kaufman reports he ran eight shows the first weekend after the installation was completed and that they went off flawlessly. “The clarity through out the spectrum was superb. There were no holes or bumps. Being a full 5-way system gave us excellent control over the entire sound in the theater. The ISP HDL 4215s and XMAX 212s make this system unique in theater sound. We can now say we have a World Class System.”
Sound Hill Music