Alex Sukov (left) and Daryl Ballou with Pechanga’s new V-DOSC and SB118 enclosures
The Pechanga Resort & Casino’s Showroom Theater, owned and operated by the Pechanga Native American Indian Tribe in Temecula, Calif., boasts a new L-Acoustics V-DOSC concert system, designed and installed by Muzak’s systems division and AMT Systems.
The 1,200-seat venue, which has hosted performances by Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, George Carlin and Chicago in the past couple of months, now boasts a stereo, four-way loudspeaker system with six V-DOSC cabinets per side. Additionally, a total of 16 SB118 single 18-inch sub cabinets are located down on the stage; all systems are powered by L-Acoustics’ LA 48a amplifiers.
Muzak senior systems consultant Daryl Ballou says that the need to go with the rider-friendly V-DOSC was because many of the larger acts performing at the theater insisted on using their own loudspeakers rather than the venue-provided rig. “Our previous rig sounded quite good in there, but I was amazed at how much better the V-DOSCs sounded,” Ballou said of another reason why he chose the system. “After we put them up, I gave the Pechanga crew a couple of weeks to tweak things before I came back to critically listen. My initial reaction was that it was so incredibly accurate; I’d never heard anything quite so honest! And this system really cranked to the point that the air almost couldn’t handle any more level. But it didn’t really seem quite that loud because it was so free of the distortion that people commonly mistake for volume.”
For more information on the theater, visit www.pechanga.com/entertainment/theatershowroom.html. For more information on V-DOSC, visit www.l-acoustics-us.com.