Shantou City, China (February 15, 2019)—Shantou University’s 52,000-square meter sports stadium complex, known as the Shantou University Sports Park, recently updated its production capabilities by adding a large-scale mobile audio system, allowing audio to be provided in its competition-standard gymnasium, basketball courts, multipurpose halls, swimming pools and VIP boxes.
After several close inspection reviews of top brands that would be deemed best for the job, regional audio distributor DMT provided a demo of Clair Brothers loudspeakers. “It was obvious,” explains Chris Fish, technical director at DMT, “from the smiles and the feedback that the Clair Brothers gear was making a real impression compared to the other systems.”
The final equipment list at the venue is not your typical portable PA system; it consists of 32 Clair Brothers C12 full-frequency line arrays, 16 C8 full-frequency line arrays, 16 iS218 low-frequency line arrays and eight Clair Brothers 1AM stage monitors, accompanied by SSL L500 and L300 consoles, Clair Brothers/Lab.gruppen PLM amplifiers, Sennheiser wireless systems and DPA microphones.
In order to meet the requirements of various stage settings in the sports park, the C12s can be used in numerous combinations, such as left and right expansion of the mains, plus side fill, or left and right expansion of the mains, plus delay tower—whatever’s needed that day.
Additionally, the C8s can be used as an independent system combined with the lows of the iS218s when less than half of the audience field is necessary for a performance. Additionally, following comments from a number of VIPs in previous years, pairs of 8CX coaxial speakers were installed in each of the eight VIP rooms around the auditorium.
“In addition to the unbelievable sound they experienced during our demo,” continues Fish, “the University decision makers were excited by the Clair Brothers history, how founders Roy and Gene Clair worked with icons like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, and today how the American company has grown itself into a powerful global influence in the pro sound industry. With the school’s high standards, it’s important to them to work with, and be associated with, the best in the world.”
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