Ljubljana, Slovenia (April 14, 2014)—The 4,500-seat Hala Tivoli, located in Park Tivoli in the heart of Slovenia’s capital, recently hosted a performance of Labodje Jezero (Swan Lake) by the Imperial Russian Ballet, calling on the services of tour providers Akustika Pirman, who brought in a system based on Renkus-Heinz PN-Series line array loudspeakers.
“The Hala Tivoli actually has pretty good acoustics for a sporting arena, and it’s possible to get a reasonably good sound in the room,” explained systems engineer Metod Komatar. “The biggest challenge is the height of the left and right seating areas, and how to cover it consistently using a relatively small number of loudspeakers.”
The main system, designed by Komatar and director Joze Pirman, comprises four flown arrays—two left and two right—each with six PN102 line array cabinets. Six DRS18-2B subwoofers covered low frequency reinforcement. Four TRX151 full range cabinets provide front fill for the first few rows, with two more TRX151 boxes onstage as side fills for the artists. The system was powered by Crown and Lab.gruppen amplification, with a Xilica XD4080 unit for system DSP.
“The PN102 line arrays deliver a nice wide dispersion that enabled us to consistently cover a large area with a small number of speakers. The Renkus-Heinz system proved itself once again, with a very natural sound and plenty of headroom, which is critical for classical music,” Komatar said.