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RCF’s compact line array equips 1200-capacity arena in France

The customer wanted to avoid the traditional multi-diffusion cabinet design

Salle Olof Palme is a multi-purpose exhibition and event arena, with 1200-capacity, in the northern French city of Béthune. which recently installed an RCF HDL10-A compact line array.

The installation, which features four elements flown left and right of the stage, followed a complete renovation of the arena.

The customer wanted to avoid the traditional multi-diffusion cabinet design. Instead, Francesco Venturi, from RCF’s engineering support group, made a preliminary acoustic simulation with EASE Focus software.

In order to gain better coverage for the first few rows, since the removable stage did not accept traditional front fills, the installation company OK SONO dipped further into the popular D-Line range to specify two compact RCF HDL10-A active two-way monitors.

The entire system is controlled by RCF’s dedicated 2-in/6-out loudspeaker management device.

Emmanuel Obert, director of OK SONO, says: “By the middle of the year we intend to add some [RCF] 8004-AS subwoofers, in order to improve bass response for live events with local bands. There is already a dedicated output from the DX processor for that purpose.”