Valley Center, CA (June 23, 2006)–The Maxine Theatre might be the dictionary definition of a multi-purpose venue. Sporting 580 seats, the room serves a wide variety of uses from meetings to concerts, and that flexibility was designed in by Davy Architects of San Diego, which gave the hall it’s classic proportions featuring non-parallel side walls, a curving back wall, and graded floors and ceiling.
At the request of Davy Architects’ Jennifer Robinson, Quiet Voice Audio of Fallbrook, CA collaborated with the architectural firm to implement a sound reinforcement blueprint that would meet the theatre’s needs. Quiet Voice founder Jon Bart soon discovered that beyond intelligible spoken-word coverage, the sonic design would have to support full-range musical performances at concert levels. Likewise, the system had to be friendly and useful to both experienced and novice users alike,
Part of that dilemna was answered by the inclusion of eight Shure SLX UHF wireless microphone systems that can be used with a choice of handheld transmitters sporting Beta 58 capsules or bodypack transmitters. “The SLX has everything we need to meet the needs of big-time touring concert riders, while still allowing us to zero in on the comfort zone of layman operators who frequently use the room,” Bart said. “With SLX, I can hand someone who has little or no systems experience a handheld transmitter, and in a minute’s time, they are familiar with it. The on/off and mute switches are intuitive to use, and setup is as easy as pressing a button. So far, new users in the theatre feel good about the mic even before they hear it.”