K-array Anakonda KAN200 elements provided audio specifically for the orchestra seats near the stage at Palm Beach Dramaworks’s theater
Palm Beach, FL (March 4, 2015)—Palm Beach Dramaworks moved into a new theater in recent years, and as part of renovations for the 218-seat facility, the Company had anew K-array loudspeaker system installed.
Matt Kelly, of West Palm Beach-based Rebekah’s Dreams Entertainment & Production Services, handled the installation and product specification of the space—which includes an unusually high proscenium opening.
Working closely with Sennheiser’s Andrew Kornstein, Kelly arranged an on-site demo of the K-array KR402 system. “For the first time, they heard the room as it was meant to be,” Kelly recalls. “They were also very impressed with the aesthetics and minimal footprint of the loudspeakers.” Once the theater decided on K-array, Kelly consulted with Sennheiser’s systems integrations expert Eric Reese to help devise a system to perfectly suit the space.
Kelly ultimately chose the K-array KR402 system and four KAN200 flexible array element speakers, which were placed across the front of the stage. The K-array KP102 line-array elements were small enough to mount to the side of the proscenium, without diminishing the visual appeal of its fine architectural details.
Also, four Anakonda KAN200 elements were placed at the edge of the stage facing the audience. “These are some of the prime seats in the house, yet they were lacking intelligible audio before we installed the K-array system.” Kelly says. “The Anakondas provided a nice fill without overpowering the other speakers.” A K-array KA40 power amplifier was selected to power the KAN200s.