‘Les Quinconces’ in Le Mans, France houses major events including Theater, Opera, Music, and Ballet in two theater spaces —
Paris, France – August 4, 2014 – Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, announced their latest speaker system install for the newly opened Les Quinconces in Le Mans, France. The building houses two theaters, one 830-seats and the other 120-seats, and feature a full range of Amadeus speaker systems and subwoofers throughout the two concert halls. Amadeus speakers installed in the theaters include the DIVA XS, DIVA XS 15 line arrays, and the co-axial PMX 12, PMX 15, PMX 15 S plus paired subwoofers for each room: ML 15 and ML 18. All of the Amadeus speakers at Les Quinconces are powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers, utilizing both the company’s ‘C Series’ and the newly released ‘IPD Series’.
Twelve years after planning began, and four years after the first brick was laid, Les Quinconces in Le Mans was inaugurated on April 26, 2014, in the presence of Stéphane LE FOLL, French Minister of Agriculture, Le Mans Mayor Jean-Claude BOULARD and Pascal LELARGE, Prefect of the Sarthe department. Also attending was Gérard BIENFAIT, President of Vinci Construction France.
Located close to the Cathedral of Saint Julian, the des Quinconces complex was mapped out following the classic, orthogonal attributes of the Parc des Quinconces. Designed by Babin-Renaud Architectes, the theatre is intended as a cultural showcase for the city of Le Mans hosting major events including Theater, Opera, Music, and Ballet. Its facade, a play on a theater stage curtain, is designed as a vast glass curtain made up of randomly alternating opalescent, transparent and translucent strips. Inside, the hall presents the attributes of a warm and surrounding cocoon made of ‘wooden scales’. A large cantilevered roof unifies the various units comprising the project.
Rémy DELAGE, scenographer and designer for Les Quinconces, reveals his insights during the project, “Equipment selection for the Theatre des Jacobins in Le Mans was part of the initial planning phase. By chance, desire, and a little bit of luck, I have become acquainted over the years with the most prestigious makers of audio equipment in general, and loudspeakers in particular, and became involved in the use, installation, and specification of their equipment. For the sake of interoperability with the other venue, a choice was made to use Amadeus systems. With the help of Michel DELUC – with whom I had previously collaborated, and Bernard BYK, whom I have known since starting out in the business – we launched into a designing phase based on the Amadeus line, with the constraint of staying within the initial budgetary limit. During that design phase I realized the expertise of the team at Amadeus! They put themselves at my disposal to care for all my needs.”
“I had the pleasure to again experience Michel’s knowledge and intuition, with a certain nostalgia for magical moments in the past when we had worked together,” added DELAGE.
“The Amadeus line array systems being defined and the peripherals chosen, all the equipment was installed in the theater. But Michel, true to his habits, kept tweaking the settings, even though I thought they were already perfect. Then came the time for the long-awaited listening phase: Everything was there, homogeneity, truthfulness and precision of timbres. Again, I couldn’t help but once more take notice that if technique cannot replace artistic quality, it can help enhance it. It turns out that technique and artistry are both in Amadeus products,” offered DELAGE.
As the theater design project in Le Mans finished, DELAGE, a respected master with a lifetime of major performance space designs in France and Europe, stated, “With this project coming to a close, I was glad to find out how, again, the dialogue between the team at Amadeus and the technicians in charge of installing the equipment at Les Jacobins could contribute to the ideal completion of a project. As for me, if I’m ever asked to specify a sound system, it will be… Amadeus.”
“Les Quinconces houses two 830-seat and 120-seat venues fitted with state-of-the-art technical equipment, offering a well-balanced combination able to host various types of performances (theater, opera, music, ballet, circus…) as well as amateur workshops, which attract a growing public. Furthermore, with its expanded audience capacity, the complex will help answer an increasing demand,” pointed out Jean-Claude BOULARD, Mayor of Le Mans, and President of Le Mans Metropole, in a recent Paris newspaper interview…
For more information on the theater at the Les Quinconces please visit their website at: http://www.theatre-espal.net/
About Remy DELAGE
Remy DELAGE, an electro-technical engineer by training, started out in the motion pictures industry, quickly joining in after graduating on the design of numerous movie post-production studios. Consultant to the Swiss composer, director and producer Rolf LIEBERMANN, Remy DELAGE collaborated with him on projects at the Vienna Opera, the Hamburg Opera and finally the Paris Opera. Remy DELAGE then worked on designing, building, restructuring and upgrading numerous theaters, operas and convention centers in France and Europe, among which the Comedie Francaise, Theatre National de Chaillot, Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais des Congrès de Nice (Acropolis). For over fifteen years, Remy DELAGE has been a consultant in technical scenography for electro-acoustics, stage lighting and video.
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist and musician Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, museums, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Amadeus headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.
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