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Salzburg’s OVAL Lands L-ISA During Lockdown

Salzburg's mall-based venue The OVAL recently added a L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology.

The OVAL recently installed a new L-Acoustics L-ISA system.
The OVAL recently installed a new L-Acoustics L-ISA system. Andreas HAUCH

Salzburg, Austria (November 10, 2020)–The OVAL is a 227-seat cultural showcase set inside Salzburg, Austria’s EuroPark shopping mall. While it’s long offered a mix of music, drama, cabaret, cinema and more, in July, it upped the ante by adding a L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology from L-Acoustics.

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Right from the start, the room’s architecture, which features a steep atrium grandstand and a 13-meter-wide stage that is only 15 meters from the control room, posed challenges to conventional L-C-R sound reinforcement systems. “Thanks to L-ISA, not only was the conventional technology replaced, but a completely new, immersive listening experience was created at every seat,” explains Rupert Pichler, managing director of Pansound and project manager for the L-ISA conversion in the OVAL.

The OVAL's L-ISA design is intended to create an immersive listening experience for every seat.
The OVAL’s L-ISA design is intended to create an immersive listening experience for every seat.

The sound design by Martin Rode, head of Application Install D-A-CH, comprises a Scene system with five arrays of three A10 Wide, evenly hung above the stage and across its entire width, along with two sets of three KS21 subwoofers each, flown horizontally behind the Scene system and configured in an end-fire cardioid array. A total of five 5XT placed in front of the stage serve as frontfill, while three coaxial X8 per side are placed along the walls, with a further two X8 on the rear wall, and five ceiling-mounted 5XT create surround and overhead sound. The entire system is driven by LA4X amplified controllers.

Signal Sound & Light Distribution, L-Acoustics Certified Provider Distributor for Austria, provided the OVAL system.

L-Acoustics • www.l-acoustics.com

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