Toronto, Canada (November 30, 2016)—When you think of places with majestic castles, Toronto might not be the first place that comes to mind, but it certainly has one in the form of Casa Loma, a 98-room, early 20th century castle and museum. The facility’s glass-walled outdoor pavilion, often used for concerts and special events, was recently outfitted with a new distributed system of Meyer Sound IntelligentDC self-powered loudspeakers.
A square structure measuring about 60 feet per side, Casa Loma’s pavilion hosts two regular weekly music events: soul music on Monday and classical music ensembles on Tuesdays. On other days, the vinyl-roofed pavilion is a popular site for weddings, receptions, banquets and business meetings.
Wesley Thuro of Event Media Design, the exclusive AV provider at Casa Loma, noted, “What we needed was a relatively small but extremely high quality distributed system–something like you’d find as delays in a major symphony hall. It had to be equally adaptable to any musical style, satisfy any rider, and also be easy to install and remove at the beginning and end of the season. Meyer Sound IntelligentDC was the perfect fit on every count.”
The new Casa Loma system deploys four UPJunior-XP loudspeakers as front mains, supported by three pairs of delayed UP-4XP loudspeakers and bolstered in bass by two UMS-1XP subwoofers. Two more UPJunior-XP loudspeakers are available as stage side fill when needed. All incorporate Meyer Sound’s IntelligentDC technology, used to create self-powered, bi-amplified systems without need for AC mains at each loudspeaker location. A single cable carries 48 VDC power and balanced audio from two MPS-488 HP power supply and signal distribution units. A Galileo Callisto 616 processor provides drive, optimization and delay.