New South Wales, Australia (May 4, 2016)—When the Orange Ex-Services’ Club (OESC) refurbished its Coral Sea Room, the facility brought in Colton Computer Technologies (CCT), consultants that design and deploy specialty systems, to design and install anew audio system. The result was a new system based around VUE Audiotechnik line arrays.
The Coral Sea Room is a multi-function, 400-person capacity, cabaret-style room that hosts weddings, dinners, corporate events and musical shows. The existing PA system consisted of a set of double-15 and horn cabinets placed in the corners of the room on ledges. Originally this system was fed from a small mixer in a remote booth. CCT replaced the existing system with an Apart AUDIOCONTROL 12.8 DSP-powered audio matrix mixer, integrating microphone and line-level inputs from the stage.
“The system was scoped as a speech and playback PA for the Coral Sea Room, with the potential that it could be used for performances by duos and trios,” said Dane Morgan, technical director, Colton Computer Technologies. “VUE equipment was used in conjunction with the Apart systems equipment for drive.” Audio output from the matrix mixer is sent to a VUE V4 Systems Engine powering and providing DSP and networking capabilities to the al-4s.
Since the new VUE PA system went online, Morgan has been very satisfied with the results. “Since sign-off, there have been no complaints as to the intelligibility or sound levels that the VUE PA system can produce,” he says. “CCT has been installing VUE for a few years now and we knew they’d be the right product for the job.”