Davis, CA (March 7, 2006)–The Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis has been gaining a new sound system. The building, first opened in 2002, recently received four Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors and one Lake Mesa Quad EQ digital matrix processor.
The Lake processing equipment, with a Toshiba tablet and a Cisco router facilitating wireless operation from anywhere within the auditorium, was supplied and installed by XXXX Audio of nearby Sacramento. “The Lake devices help not only with sound quality but also help maintain an excitement level and an interest level with users that lesser devices are not able to,” commented XXXX Audio president Doug Pumphrey. “I really think that’s a big plus. The staff at the Mondavi Center has had no trouble utilizing them since the system was installed, and the processors have made a remarkable improvement in the sound quality.”
According to Mondavi Center lead audio technician, Rick Scholwin, “The system has been exactly what I hoped for. What a world of difference! Everyone wishes they would have recorded their set once they leave here.”
The Lake system is set up for the Mondavi Center’s existing left-center-right (LCR) speaker configuration with an alternate scheme programmed for visiting artists carrying mixing consoles with only stereo outputs available. One Lake Contour controls the flown main left-right Renkus-Heinz high-mid, low and subwoofer speaker arrays. A second offers processing to the center cluster, center down fills and center front fills. Left-right down fills, front fills and the deck main left-right speakers are controlled by a third Contour, with the fourth unit managing the hall’s surround and balcony fills. The Mesa Quad EQ provides processing for the under-seat subwoofers, two announce boxes plus two monitor sends.