Adelaide, Australia (August 19, 2020)—The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) in South Australia recently underwent a AU$397 million renovation, which included a major overhaul of the venue’s audio systems. Today, the venue is ready to welcome thousands, and they’ll all hear the house systems, which are based around Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
All of the facility’s loudspeakers and associated processing were augmented or completely replaced with new Meyer Sound systems in seven halls, including the addition of LYON line arrays for the ACC’s largest configurable space. When combined with existing inventories, this latest round of purchases brings the total Meyer Sound loudspeaker count up to 270, making ACC the largest single-site user of Meyer Sound systems in Australia.
In addition to the 20 LYON line array loudspeakers and accompanying eight 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, the latest additions also include 65 ULTRA-X40 compact loudspeakers and 10 900-LFC elements. For networkable drive and optimization, the project included the integration of five each of GALAXY 816 and GALAXY 408 Network Platforms and, for monitoring via the network, two RMServer.
The new LYON arrays reside in the ACC’s central building, where they can be flown in different configurations and orientations to cover the facility’s largest single open space, a combination of three separable halls (F, G and H) covering 5,600 square meters. “With the new LYON system, we can fly the arrays for large or small room configurations in any orientation, select the preset for it in GALAXY’s Compass control software, and we’re ready to go,” says Matthew Stanton, the venue’s technology services manager. “We’re delighted to now be able to offer premium concert-level sound across our venue which enables us to accommodate, for example, a top Australian act for banquet entertainment without need to rely on any outside rentals. We found that the system’s linear response provides audio that is full and musical yet not intrusive.”
The new complement of 65 ULTRA-X40 loudspeakers will be spread widely around the venue, serving in both permanently mounted and portable capacities either as mains in small to mid-size rooms, or as fill or delay systems in the largest halls.
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