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Three CRESCENDO and Large NEXUS Audio Network in Spectacular Architecture

Changsha, China – December 2018… In China, event buildings are often built with spectacular architecture. These include the Meixihu International Culture and Art Center at Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. The audio technology was supplied by Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional mixing consoles and routers.

Three CRESCENDO platinum mixing consoles with 32 faders each, three NEXUS STAR routers, and 12 NEXUS Base Devices provide the perfect sound in the Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. Two CRESCENDO consoles were installed in the Grand Theater, one as FOH, the second for monitoring. The consoles are integrated into a NEXUS network with two routers and eight Base Devices. For maximum console performance, the STAR routers are each equipped with three powerful RMDQ audio DSP units. With 1800 seats, the Grand Theater is the largest in the city and the center of the venue.

The third CRESCENDO platinum was installed in a multifunctional hall also at the FOH. The hall offers 500 seats for flexible events, e.g. concerts, banquets, exhibitions, fashion shows and private events. The NEXUS system consists of a router and four Base Devices. In order to meet all the requirements of the various uses, the router was reinforced with two RMDQ audio DSP units.

The Meixihu International Culture and Art Center covers an area of 100,000 sqm. In addition to the theatre and the event building, it also houses a museum for contemporary art as well as restaurants and retail outlets. The complex was designed by the world-famous British architect Zaha Hadid, who died two years ago. Typical of its unusual architecture are the extreme, sinusoidal curves reminiscent of petals.

About Stage Tec

Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH (Research and Development Company for professional audio technology), based in Berlin, Germany, specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative audio equipment. Stage Tec has an international reputation as one of the leading pioneers in the transition from analog to digital audio technology. NEXUS® won the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in 2010 as “the finest, most versatile audio routing system available today”. Key products include the AURUS® direct access console (2002), the compact AURATUS® (2006) and CRESCENDO (2009) consoles for broadcast and theatre, and the ON AIR flex broadcast mixer (2014). The AVATUS IP-based console will be launched in 2019 and picks up on the trend towards IP networking in the audio industry.