Lake Contour Complements Sound System at Salt Lake City Small Theater

Feb 5, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Poll Sound has outfitted the Small Theater at the Conference Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City with a new audio system that incorporates three Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors. The new audio system includes an L-Acoustic dV-DOSC loudspeaker system and a Yamaha PM1D digital mixing console.

"With that quality of goods, we were seeking the best quality processors that we could find," commented Poll Sound principal Deward Timothy. "There are three Lake Contours installed in the Small Theater: One is used for the main left/right system, there's a second one for the center cluster and under-balcony speakers, and the third is used for effects." The 911-seat proscenium theater is the venue for several religious-based plays annually, according to Timothy.

The Small Theater is located within the Church's Conference Center, a 1.5 million-square-foot building located just north of Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The complex also features a large indoor auditorium, the 21,000-seat Assembly Hall, which is spacious enough to hold two Boeing 747 aircraft.

"One of the reasons why the Lake Contour was chosen, beside its quality, is its unique ability to create asymmetrical filters,” Timothy continued. “We spent quite a bit of time measuring and implementing filters into the system. It was just the ticket. Those asymmetrical features are a definite plus, whether you're using them for road or install. We were looking at phase response and amplitude response simultaneously. I was able to get a much smoother phase response out of the system than I've ever accomplished before. A lot of that was because of Lake Contour's ability to build the filters the way that you want them."

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