The historic Greek Theater (pictured) recently completed renovation included six Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors, which were specified and installed by L.A.-based Schubert Systems Group.
The rack of six Lake Contour 2-input, 6-output units positioned at front of house provides system control of the venue's newly installed JBL VerTec line array speakers, which are powered by Crown's I-Tech Series amplifier technology. The main left and right speaker hangs, suspended from new cantilevered steelwork on either side of the proscenium, are each controlled in three sections, comprising the top three boxes, middle six boxes and bottom three boxes.
"Then there's a Lake [Contour] that does the side-hang left and right, another that does the center cluster and the front-fills, and another that does the subs," explains Schubert Systems company owner Dirk Schubert, who said that the networked Contours may be controlled and adjusted from anywhere within the venue via a wireless tablet.
Lake Contour's instant recall and reset of total system configurations has allowed the set up of several templates for the various types of show that may be expected at the Greek Theater. Schubert elaborates, "There's the Half-House program that turns off the top sections. And there are controls so that the terraces can be turned down or turned off after 10 o'clock, when the neighborhood curfew comes into effect.
"There's also a spoken word program [the venue hosts spoken word events and graduation ceremonies], which turns up the top boxes more and turns down the bottom boxes more so you can use podium mics," he continued.
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