Two cultural Russian venues opt for L-Acoustics

Sonoruss, L-Acoustics distributor for Russia, has helped overhaul audio in cultural institutions in Moscow and the far north city of Polyarnye Zori.

Igor Verkholat, CEO of Sonoruss, said: “All Palace of Culture venues are by nature multifunctional, therefore the systems that we propose need to accommodate anything from theatre shows, festivals and music concerts to masterclasses, lectures, and citizen gatherings.

“While the mission may be the same, each of these two venues has its own unique challenges and objectives. Using Soundvision, an essential part of any L-Acoustics design workflow, we did electro-acoustic simulations and mechanical calculations to develop a sound system that met both design targets.”

Polyarnye Zori Palace of Culture
The main requirement at the Polyarnye Zori Palace of Culture was to provide uniform coverage across the entire hall, considering its specific architectural structure, which includes a low stage and boxes that accommodate lighting along each side of the auditorium. Working with integrator Matrix Engineering, Sonoruss decided on a left/right system with no frontfill. The main system comprises three A15s topped with two KS21 subs with four X12 cabinets used as floor monitors for the artists on stage. Igor Novikov, technical director of Sonoruss, said: “Panflex allowed us to adjust the sound directivity of A15 to exclude the lighter boxes from the coverage areas.”

Palace of Culture ‘Kapotnya’ in Moscow
Sonoruss worked with TTTPro (Theatre Techniques and Technologies) to install an L-Acoustics system as part of full-scale renovation of the stage at the theatre and concert hall of the Palace of Culture ‘Kapotnya’ in Moscow. “Here, we were also tasked with designing a comprehensive and reliable sound reinforcement system that would provide uniform coverage for a wide range of activities for the 530-capacity hall. Once again, we used Soundvision to determine the exact location of each cabinet to ensure uniform coverage and imaging.”

The final system comprises left/right hangs of three A15 Focus and one A15 Wide, each flanked by a hang of three KS21 subs in a cardioid configuration. Six 5XT are integrated into the stage lip for frontfill. Eight X15HiQ stage floor monitors provide sound and speech reproduction during rehearsals and shows for the performers.

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