BAD KISSINGEN, Germany -- German L-ACOUSTICS certified provider Soundhouse has installed a KIVA WST modular line source system into the Max Littmann Saal concert hall in Bad Kissingen.
The historic concert hall, built in 1913 and paneled in cherry wood inlaid with ebony, can accommodate 1,160 people and specializes in classical music and spoken word performances through to blues and rock music. When the time came to upgrade its sound system, the major requirements were low weight, wide and controlled coverage and low visual impact.
Soundhouse installed a left/right system of eight KIVA and two KILO low frequency extension units per side, driven by LA8 amplified controllers. "This system provides an appropriate sound coverage while remaining almost invisible in this historic environment," says Soundhouse's Christoph zur Loye. "It can be configured for floor and/or balcony coverage depending on the seating situation and number of visitors."
L to R: Max Littmann Saal staff Fabian Hein, Katrin Glaser and Ulf Seyring with Johannes Matatko from Soundhouse
After installation, the sound team at the venue declared themselves very impressed with the performance and appearance of the rig. "The system is just right in size, appearance, and its excellent scalability for the sophisticated ambience of the Max Littmann hall," says the venue's Ulf Seyring. "The rigging is very well thought out, user-friendly, and visually unobtrusive, while the high sound quality and coverage of the audience area is impressive. This demonstrates the acoustic design of the arrays, the accurate simulation in SOUNDVISION, and the great support we received from Soundhouse. The overall package, in conjunction with its competitive price, has totally convinced us as users of the system, while confirming the reputation of L-ACOUSTICS."
Headquartered in Hassfurt, Germany, Soundhouse can be found online at www.soundhouse.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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