New Brunswick, NJ (January 5, 2015)—The State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ recently updated its audio system with an L-Acoustics Kudo line array supplied and installed by Boulevard Pro.
Updating to the system was no small decision, as the facility was ranked #21 in “Top 100 Worldwide Theatres” based on tickets sold last year by Pollstar. Boulevard Pro co-owner James Cioffi noted, “Because of the interior dimensions, we had to hang the left-right arrays fairly close to the side walls. Kudo’s K-Louver enabled us to keep the energy off the walls and on the audience, avoiding unwanted reflections. The sound now is immaculate.”
After room measurement and modeling, done in conjunction with L-Acoustics Applications Engineer Chris “Sully” Sullivan, 24 Kudo enclosures hung 12 per side were installed as main hangs. Meanwhile, a half-dozen SB28 subwoofers are groundstacked three per side, but as Cioffi points out, “The Kudos are operated with the 25 Hz preset, so sometimes they don’t even need to turn the subs on.”
In addition to the Kudo and SB28 enclosures, four 8XT compact coaxial speakers are used for front fills along with two Arcs Focus to cover the midrange; four more 8XT speakers are used for under-balcony fills; two more 8XT cover the VIP area; and two 5XT speakers are used to fill in a small seating area on either side of the room. A total of 16 self-powered 112P and two SB15P subs are also available for onstage use as monitors; meanwhile, 10 LA8 amplified controllers power the main system and a pair of LA4X amplified controllers are used to power the under-balcony and VIP fills.