Cannes, France (January 20, 2016)—The Palais des Festivals is a key venue for the annual Cannes Film Festival, as it sports five main auditoriums, a peck of committee rooms and administrative offices. While it shows a variety of films during the famed cinema event, however, the site is just as busy during the rest of the year, hosting plays, operas, dance companies and more.
Given that the venue has to be as flexible as possible in meeting a variety of production requirements, management recently tasked DV2—Adamson System Engineering's distributor in France—with designing a system for the 1,068-seat Claude Debussy Theatre, the Palais’ second largest theatre. The resulting system, featuring new Adamson S Series line arrays, was installed by rental and installation company Dushow.
The configuration is made up of left-right line arrays and a center cluster. The left and right arrays each consist of 10 S10 enclosures with two S119 subwoofers, positioned at the top of each hang. The center cluster is made up of six S10s, while two additional E219 subwoofers are ground stacked and four Point 12 loudspeakers are used as font fills and outfills for additional coverage.
A total of seven Lab.gruppen D120:4L amplifiers provide power to the main PA and subwoofers, while two D80:4Ls power the ZX101s. A Dante digital network connects the system, along with a Cisco SG300-20 20-port gigabit managed switch.
Providing sound for all that PA firepower is an Avid Venue Profile at FOH, which makes use of an outboard rack loaded with Avalon 737 compressors, Klark-Teknik DN504 EQs, Yamaha SPX 2000 FX, and a Lexicon PCM 2000 reverb. Sennheiser, Shure, AKG, beyerdynamic, Neumann microphones are kept on hand as part of the venue’s mic locker.
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