The Entertainment Room at Soaring Eagle Casino holds nearly 3,300 people—and a Martin Audio monitor system.
Mt. Pleasant, MI (March 4, 2015)––Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Michigan has doubled down on music in recent years, putting its Entertainment Hall, which seats 3,285, to good use, booking acts like Chris Tucker and Kathy Griffin, Steve Martin and Martin Short with the Steep Canyon Rangers, rock acts such as Grand Funk Railroad and The Guess Who, and country artists Clint Black and Loretta Lynn. It’s a cavernous space, even up on stage, so the facility recently purchased Martin Audio monitors and sidefills to help artists hear themselves up there.
According to production manager Henry Kubin, “The room was originally a bingo hall that’s been converted into a showroom that’s 250 feet wide by 110 feet deep. There’s a rake to the room with four feet of slope and a mid-stage wall with the proscenium 20 feet from the downstage lip.”
The Casino recently purchased 20 Martin Audio LE2100 three-way, high power, differential dispersion stage monitors, plus four XD15 high power speakers and four DSX powered subwoofers for sidefills. Kubin remarked, “I really like them. I’ve heard literally hundreds of different speakers because we do 60 national acts a year here and the Martin Audio speakers are my favorite. Love the sidefill speakers, they’re high output but they don’t hurt your ears, and the coverage is awesome.
“For monitors, I was looking for a 2 x 12 box because of the wide dispersion and Martin Audio was one of the few companies offering a high output 2 x 12 stage monitor. They are beautiful sounding monitors and give us high gain before feedback, a critically important factor for our shows.