Reno, NV (October 29, 2014)—The Whitney Peak Hotel recently revamped its image, becoming the only non-gaming, non-smoking hotel in downtown Reno. As part of this new concept, the hotel wanted to drive bigger names to Cargo, its live concert venue, moving the venue to a larger space on the hotel’s first floor and installing an Eastern Acoustic Works sound system.
Dan Bishop, production manager at Cargo, was tasked with designing the new system as well as overseeing its installation by Moon Lighting And Sound, also located in Reno. After spending a considerable amount of time researching and comparing multiple line array systems, Bishop decided an EAW KF740 line array would be best suited for the job.
“Ultimately the KF740 just seemed to fit what we were trying to do,” Bishop said. “The size with the output characteristics matched the space better than any of the other line arrays I checked out. The EAW Resolution software was also extremely helpful when it came time to figure out how much product we needed, where to install it, how to align it and more.”
The PA consists of a total of 15 KF740 line array enclosures. Two arrays of six boxes are hung from a ceiling I-beam to the left and right of the stage. The remaining three are placed across the front of the stage for front fill.
Four SB2001 subwoofers are located under the stage in an end-fire configuration to drive the low end of the system. Sixteen MW12 microwedges are available for stage monitor purposes.
EAW’s UX8800 units provide digital processing, including EAW Focusing settings. Bishop uses a laptop loaded with EAW Pilot software to make any adjustments to the system wirelessly from anywhere in the room.
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