New York (January 5, 2007)–Northeastern Production Systems recently installed a complete sound, lighting and video system at the Marvin Sands-Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY. Helping bring audio to 15,000 seats at the venue is a sizable JBL VerTec rig.
Formally known as the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, the original facility operated from the early 1980s until August, 2005 with 2,500 covered seats and a 10,000-seat capacity in the lawn area. In September 2005, the original structure was torn down, and the new facility was completed in the summer of 2006. The new Marvin Sands-Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center (known as CMAC) features the same lawn seating capacity as its predecessor, but now contains 5,000 covered seats.
To cover the new, larger seating capacity, Ray DiBiase, president of Northeastern Production Systems, chose a VerTec sound system. “With all metal ceilings and a concrete floor, the VerTec system offers an extremely effective distribution of sound without unwanted reverberant side effects,” DiBiase said.
The main PA system contains 12 VerTec VT4889 full-size line array elements (six per side), powered by Crown I-Tech amplifiers. Comprising the lawn PA are 18 VerTec VT4888 mid-size line array elements (arranged in three clusters of six), also powered by Crown I-Tech. Additionally, JBL SRX712M loudspeakers serve as front fills and stage monitors. The VerTec line arrays, combined with the self-processed Crown IT4000 and IT8000 amplifiers, made our job simple and gave the customer a world-class system.”
Northeastern Production Systems