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CONSTELLATION FOR PHILIPPINE THEATRE — AV.technology

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24 March 2015

The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino has become the first venue in the Philippines to be equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Designed and engineered from the outset to combine architectural and electronic acoustics, this luxurious new performance venue has since scheduled a mix of international and local music acts as well as Broadway musicals including Chicago and Singin’ In the Rain.

The Solaire Resort and Casino theatre.
The Solaire Resort and Casino theatre.

“With Constellation, we can offer the optimum acoustical environment for any type of performance,” says venue technical director Shax Siasoco. “We have the most advanced theatre in the Philippines.”

The complete theatre technology package was designed and specified by Las Vegas and Hong Kong-based Coherent Design, with principals David Starck and Kevin Potts working in consultation with the Singapore office of Aedas, theatre design architects.

To make the room amenable to Constellation’s capabilities, Starck worked with the architect to achieve a reverberation time of less than one second in the 1761-seat venue. Adjustable acoustics are provided by a Constellation system comprising the D-Mitri digital audio platform with the patented VRAS acoustical algorithms, while ambient acoustics are captured by 63 miniature condenser microphones. Early reflections and reverberation are delivered by 93 MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers, 55 Stella-4C and 41 Stella-8C installation loudspeakers, 24 UPJunior-XP VariO loudspeakers, and 16 UMS-SMXP subwoofers.

For amplified performances, the venue features dual hangs of 12-each Mica line array loudspeakers and a flown directional array of six 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. A UPQ-2P loudspeaker supplies centre fill, six UPM-1XP loudspeakers provide front fill, and a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with three Galileo Callisto 616 array processors handles drive and optimisation. Both the Constellation and reinforcement systems were installed by Manila-based All Visual & Lights Systems.

“Constellation is now a prime calling card for the venue but there was some scepticism when Coherent proposed the system, as nobody in top management had heard a Constellation system before,” says Solaire’s technical director Dale Schulz. “It wasn’t until the system was installed and tuned that they were finally convinced it was the right decision. You can see the audience react with astonishment. It certainly is satisfying for all of us involved with the project.”

 

Check out our feature on Meyer’s Constellation at the Auckland ASB theatre for more detail on the system here.

 

Source: Meyer media release

 

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