Ivins, UT (September 15, 2016)—The 42,000-square-foot Tuacahn Center for the Arts located in Utah’s Padre Canyon recently updated the aging L-Acoustics dV-Dosc sound system at its 1,920-seat outdoor amphitheater, opting for a new L-Acoustics Kara line array system installed by Poll Sound.
The new rig consists of an LCR three-hang array of 11 Kara boxes each, as well as four SB18 subs flown two per side outboard of the left and right main hangs. Additionally, there’s 14 coaxial X8 enclosures used for low-front fills and stage monitors, and a dozen larger X12 enclosures: eight facing forward from the rear of the stage and four used for on-stage fills. The entire system is powered by six LA8 and six LA4X amplified controllers.
“The dV-Dosc sound system worked incredibly well here for 10 years; it was subjected to intense heat during the days and rain and other elements year-round, but it never let them down,” recalls Deward Timothy, Poll Sound’s owner and president, referring to temperatures that routinely hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. “We recommended the Kara as the best choice for a new system to follow that.
“With the dV-Dosc, we were using Lab.gruppen amplifiers and Lake processing, which needed considerable tuning,” he recalled, “but the Kara is a much more integrated system, with its own FIR filters and distance-loss compensation calculations. It’s uncanny how the system is so perfectly tuned from top to bottom.”
Tuacahn Center for the Arts