Sound Associates Taps Martin Audio for Arts Center Install

Mar 4, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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HRH Queen Elizabeth II was recently involved in the formal opening of The Capitol, the newly designed and refurbished community arts center in the Sussex town of Horsham, which features Martin Audio cinema and theater sound systems installed throughout.

Sound Associates was commissioned to provide an integrated design approach to the new audio and projection systems, including projection equipment, theater P.A., cinema sound, a combined P.A./VA system and general communications. The building had been substantially reconfigured, and its new layout features a small studio cinema, a larger 160-seat cinema and the main 450-seat auditorium set up for use as a theater and cinema.

For all three cinemas, Sound Associates chose Martin Audio's Screen Series loudspeakers. “Martin has been making great inroads into the cinema sound market in the last couple of years,” said Graham Lodge of Sound Associates. “They've come up with highly competitive quality products that match or exceed the usual benchmarks in specific areas, and they offer excellent customer support across the entire range.”

Martin Audio Screen 4 three-way cinema systems were installed in the main auditorium—L, C and R behind a drop-down screen—and 14 Martin Effect 3s were used for surrounds. Smaller Screen Series loudspeakers were used for the other two screening theaters, and each room was equipped with a Sub1A sub-bass cabinet. In the main auditorium, the function of the cinema sub was combined with the theater P.A., using two WS2A sub-bass cabinets.

The Martin Audio support team completed an EASE design for Sound Associates’ installation in the theater, using four WT3s per side of the stage. These are mostly used in full-range mode, but two WS2A subs have been provided and can be wheeled onstage when required. An XTA controller automates the settings for both configurations.

“The WT3s have been designed specifically for the theater market,” said Lodge. “They are very compact for a three-way 15-inch speaker, and they've got useful insert points, which allow precise mounting and positioning. Also, they offer very good vocal intelligibility, thanks to the 6.5-inch midrange, which is vital in a hall that will handle a tribute band one night and the local amateur dramatics group the next.”

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