The historic Coronet Cinema in South London’s Elephant & Castle district has been refurbished as live music and club venue. The 2,200 capacity art deco building, which began as a theater in the early 19th century before becoming a cinema in 1910, now houses regular live music gigs and club nights with a newly-installed EV XLC line-array sound reinforcement system.
The team behind the Coronet re-launch includes Simon Parkes, who put live music at the core of the Coronet's new business plan and wants to establish the venue on the touring circuit. The club has already hosted Franz Ferdinand, The Orb and Macy Gray, and plans to showcase new bands and avant-garde events.
Bernard Mani of Systems Etc designed a permanent system for the venue and installed an Electro-Voice XLC compact line-array with X-Line sub-bass reinforcement, and the new EV NetMax system control. All equipment was supplied by Shuttlesound. Front-of-house control and monitor systems featuring Midas Heritage consoles were also provided.
The installation at the Coronet features line-array hangs left and right of the proscenium arch stage. Each array includes two Xlc118 subwoofers at the top, above eight Xlc127+ cabinets. Beneath the stage there are four X-Subs r with eight Xlc118 subs. The system is controlled by one of the first EV NetMax N8000 processors installed in the UK. Mani chose the system because "It completely integrates the system: All the profiles of the EV cabinets are easily accessed and managed via NetMax, giving you a global picture instead of the jigsaw you'd get with several smaller individual controllers."