A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Historic Rialto Theatre And SIA Acoustics Bring Past To Present With New JBL VERTEC® Powered Line Arrays

rialtotheatre.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – In a dramatic restoration of one of the most historic vaudeville theaters in the country, SIA Acoustics recently consulted on a unique 2-part acoustic renovation at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. The upgrade is part of the not-for-profit theater’s third year in operation as part of the City of Tucson’s Rio Nuevo project to help revitalize downtown Tucson.

Originally built in 1920, the Rialto Theatre still boasts its original historic interior with an art deco motif, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It was voted “Best Indoor Venue? for 2008 in the Best of Tucson awards. Recent and upcoming entertainment acts featured at the 1,800-seat facility represent a broad range of artists including Bruce Cockburn, the Jason Mraz Trio, GWAR, Eric Johnson, Candlebox, the Robert Cray Band and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. In addition to being a renowned concert facility, the theatre also hosts dance, performing arts and film screening events. In keeping with its recent renovation and prestigious honors, the new audio system at the proscenium-stage venue features JBL VERTEC® DP Series powered line arrays.

“The Rialto presents a wide range of musical and spoken word productions, so we selected a sound system capable of serving these varied types, providing both improved intelligibility and musical impact,? said Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics. “The new JBL system will provide both clear, intelligible speech to every seat, while still being able to provide tonally balanced and high impact music.?

The $300,000 upgrade to the audio system includes a line array configuration of 16 JBL VERTEC VT4888DP-AN midsize powered line array elements equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology (eight per side). The system was configured using HiQnet™ System Architect™ software and is fully networked for remote control and monitoring. The system also features a dbx DriveRack 4800 for system EQ, signal routing and loudspeaker management.

The VERTEC system was chosen for its rider-friendly features and ease of installation. ““We selected the JBL cabinets based on their excellent audio performance and their acceptance by the tour sound community,? said Bruce Momich, Production Manager for the Rialto Theatre. “At the Rialto we want to provide an extremely high-quality experience for our audience, and we feel this system will help us meet that goal.?

Acoustically, SIA Acoustics improved the tonal balance of the Theatre, helping the room support a more powerful sound system. The result is a system that is optimized to deliver intelligible speech and high-impact musical productions. “The room was a good space for amplified performances as we found it, so we only made a few changes, mostly to help control mid and low frequency reverberation, and help the room support a much more powerful sound system,? Berkow noted. “The addition of a large ‘bass trap’ at the rear of the balcony will act to improve the sound throughout the Theatre.?

For more information on SIA Acoustics, please visit www.siaacoustics.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

Digigram to Provide Sound Cards for Innovative Jelli RadioSpot Programmatic Ad Platform
DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices Host ‘The Sound Summit LA’
Extron Introduces a New Series of Distribution Amplifiers for DTP Systems
SVS SUBWOOFERS NOW IN MAGNOLIA DESIGN CENTERS INSIDE BEST BUY NATIONWIDE
Christie Offers Simulation Display Roadshow October 8 in Dayton, Ohio
Point Source Audio Announces FREE Mic Cases for Church Attendees at WFX 2014
Point Source Audio SERIES8 Microphones Chosen by Chase Oaks Texas Mega-Church
Scheiner, Ainlay, Slovarp and McClain Demo Yamaha NUAGE at AES
WorldStage Goes Underground for “Dive” Immersive Art Installation for Summer Streets 2014
The Public Sector Gets Creative with TecPodium Lecterns

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

March 2009
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication