Grove Village, IL (April 25, 2016)—The Hemmens Theatre in Elgin, IL, part of the town’s Riverwalk and a key player in the region’s growing arts community, recently got an audio upgrade, handled by Gand Sound Installations in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Hemmens Cultural Center is named after Hattie Pease Hemmens. Hattie and her husband Walter were prominent Elgin residents, and when Hattie died in 1957, she left over $1,000,000 to the City of Elgin to establish and maintain a not-for-profit community building and auditorium in the City of Elgin to benefit its residents. Since 1969, audiences have been treated to such names as the late B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult, and many more.
With that in mind, a new audio system was expected to only improve upon the venue’s acoustics. Gand recently installed a Nexo Geo S12 line array speaker system, two RS18 install Ray Subs, two RS18 tour Ray Subs, four NX4x4 amplifiers, along with a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console, two Rio3224-D input/output Dante boxes and one Rio1608-D input/output Dante box at.
Gand chose a left and right array of eight geo S1210 and one Geo S1230 line array and a center array of one Geo S1210 and three Geo S1230. The RS18 install subs are flown above the acoustic clouds, and the RS18 tour subs were brought in for extra low end when required and set on stage.
“We chose the Geo S12 system for the fidelity, clarity, flexibility, pattern control, ease of installation, and power,” said owner Gary Gand. “The CL5 was chosen due to its user friendliness and the ease of communication with Dante, accessible throughout the system from the Shure ULXD wireless mics and all the way through to the Nexo amplifier outputs.”
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