The Granada Theater (Dallas) recently brought in a WorxAudio-centric SR system, which comprises two suspended line arrays, each with eight TrueLine V8 two-way compact line array elements; subwoofer system is TrueLine TL215SS and WaveSeries 218S. Vertically aligned with the flown line arrays, each side of the stage has four 218S subs, with three TL215SS enclosures on top.
According to Kevin Fisk, chief engineer/FOH for the Granada Theater, “Visually, the house SR system makes quite a statement, but more importantly it sounds amazing. I’ve been to a lot of places that have high-SPL systems, and while this system is certainly capable of reaching, or even exceeding, the threshold of pain, it's never a problem to get everything you need without ever going there.”
Onstage, performers will find 10 2MX floor wedges. Tucked up in the rear balcony, a Midas XL200 48-channel analog live performance console featuring 40 mono and eight stereo inputs resides at FOH. Loudspeaker management for the system comprises a Klark Teknik DN9848E digital system controller augmented by a DN370 graphic EQ.
When Kevin Hughes, the designer of the Granada’s SR system, originally approached Mike Schroder (the theater’s owner) about installing the WorxAudio system, he encountered concerns about whether the WorxAudio brand had sufficient name recognition to be accepted by the acts that came through the venue. “When Kevin Hughes specified the WorxAudio loudspeaker equipment,” says Schroder, “I was initially concerned as to whether or not the types of band/artists we were headlining would accept the equipment. Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Steve Vai, System of a Down and Robin Trower have all played through our house system. I needn't have worried. I've been extremely pleased with the system's performance.”