Mt. Pleasant, MI––In addition to a complete selection of pit and table games, slot machines, restaurants, spa, pool and other amenities, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort boasts the sixth largest concert auditorium in Michigan.
Known simply as the Entertainment Hall, the theater “seats 3260 with a total capacity of 3285,” according to Production Manager Henry Kubin. “The room was originally a bingo hall that’s been converted into a showroom that’s 250 ft. wide by 110 ft. deep,” Henry continues. “There’s a rake to the room with four feet of slope and a mid stage wall with the proscenium 20 ft. from the downstage lip.”
Soaring Eagle books an eclectic lineup during the year, including comedians Chris Tucker and Kathy Griffin, Steve Martin and Martin Short with the Steep Canyon Rangers, rock acts such as Grand Funk Railroad and The Guess Who, and country artists Clint Black and Loretta Lynn.
To keep pace with the national acts in terms of audio quality and output, the Casino recently purchased 20 Martin Audio LE2100 three-way, high power, differential dispersion stage monitors, plus four XD15 high power speakers and four DSX powered subwoofers for sidefills.
Asked about the speakers, Henry responds, “I really like them. I’ve heard literally hundreds of different speakers because we do 60 national acts a year here and the Martin Audio speakers are my favorite. Love the sidefill speakers, they’re high output but they don’t hurt your ears, and the coverage is awesome.
“For monitors, I was looking for a 2 x 12 box because of the wide dispersion and Martin Audio was one of the few companies offering a high output 2 x 12 stage monitor. They are beautiful sounding monitors and give us high gain before feedback, a critically important factor for our shows.
“When we do R&B acts it’s usually a big test of whether the monitors can hold up or not, and for the Keith Sweat with Mint Condition show, we used 19 of the 20 Martin Audio LE2100s and they passed with flying colors!”
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About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.