Salt Lake City, UT (December 23, 2003)–Poll Sound has outfitted the Small Theater at the Conference Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City with a new audio system that includes an L-Acoustic dV-Dosc loudspeaker system, a Yamaha PM1D digital mixing console and a trio of Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors.
“With that quality of goods, we were seeking the best quality processors that we could find,” explained Poll Sound principal Deward Timothy. “There are three Lake Contours installed in the Small Theater. One is used for the main left/right system, there’s a second one for the center cluster and under-balcony speakers, and the third is used for effects.” The 911-seat proscenium theater is the venue for several religious-based plays annually, according to Timothy.
The Small Theater is located within the Church’s Conference Center, a 1.5 million square foot building located just north of Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The complex also features the largest indoor auditorium in the U.S., the 21,000-seat Assembly Hall, which is spacious enough to hold two Boeing 747 aircraft.
Timothy continued, “One of the reasons why the Lake Contour was chosen, beside its quality, is its unique ability to create asymmetrical filters. We spent quite a bit of time measuring and implementing filters into the system. It was just the ticket. Those asymmetrical features are a definite plus, whether you’re using them for road or install.”
During the installation and setup of the audio system in the theater, said Timothy, “We were looking at phase response and amplitude response simultaneously. I was able to get a much smoother phase response out of the system than I’ve ever accomplished before. A lot of that was because of Lake Contour’s ability to build the filters the way that you want them.”