To entertain each of its patrons with world-class sonic clarity, Theatre DeVille in Vacaville, Calif. has installed a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system. Occupying an 88-year-old building that was formerly a movie house and a church, the theatre is now transformed to what a guest described as “our jewel of the downtown.”
“The JM-1P system really has exceeded all expectations,” says Royce Farris, CEO of DeVille Enterprises, Inc., the venue’s management firm. “There’s not a bad seat for sound anywhere. I usually stand by the front door after the show, and I’m surprised by how many people stop, shake my hand, say how great it sounded, and tell me they’ll be back again.”
Designed and installed by One Way Media Solutions of Benicia, the system comprises 10 JM-1P loudspeakers, two 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, and two 600-HP subwoofers. Five UPJunior-XP VariO™ and two UPA-1P loudspeakers provide stage lip and balcony fill, respectively, while system drive and alignment is provided by a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor. Artist foldback comprises eight UM-1P stage monitors, while an MJF-212A stage monitor and a USW-1P subwoofer are used for drum fill.
“The room here is narrow and deep, and the JM-1P configuration is ideal for filling this space,” says Ryan Snyder, production manager for Theatre DeVille.
Masaki Liu of One Way Media Solutions adds: “A Meyer Sound solution was chosen both because it was rider-friendly, and the company’s quality and support are unrivalled. We chose the JM-1P largely because the balconies sit right in line with where line array long throw boxes would sit. The JM-1P allows us to distribute the audio while still retaining the clarity and punch that touring engineers demand.”
The sound system also includes Yamaha CL5 and CL3 digital mixing consoles for FOH and monitors, respectively, and Shure ULX-D digital wireless systems.