London (August 9, 2006)–Over the years, thousands of people took in a flick or two at the Coronet Cinema in South London’s Elephant & Castle district, but these days, they’re more likely to catch acts like Franz Ferdinand, The Orb and Macy Gray in the refurbished club venue. The 2,200 capacity Art Deco building, which began its life as a theater in the early 19th Century before becoming a cinema in 1910, now houses regular live music gigs and club nights, with a newly-installed EV XLC line-array sound reinforcement system.
The Midas Heritage desk and EV XLC line array installed in London’s Coronet club.Bernard Mani of Systems Etc designed a permanent system for the venue, installing an Electro-Voice XLC compact line-array, with X-Line sub-bass reinforcement, and the new EV NetMax system control, all supplied by Shuttlesound. Front-of-house control and monitor systems were also provided, featuring Midas Heritage consoles.
The installation at the Coronet features line-array hangs left and right of the proscenium arch stage. Each array includes two Xlc118 subwoofers at the top, above eight Xlc127+ cabinets. Beneath the stage, there are four X-Subs together with a further eight Xlc118 subs.
The system is controlled by one of the first EV NetMax N8000 processors installed in the UK, chosen by Mani because “it completely integrates the system: all the profiles of the EV cabinets are easily accessed and managed via NetMax, giving you a global picture instead of the jigsaw you’d get with several smaller individual controllers.”