A clear, cardioid solution
“Additionally, the theatre also required a true cardioid loudspeaker solution to reduce noise on stage and deliver crystal clear sound out front. The d&b XSL and Soundscape package that we have specified and installed has facilitated all of this.”
Within the Great Hall, eight XSL8 and four XSL12 loudspeakers have been installed, with four V-SUB subwoofers on low-end duty. These are augmented by six V10P loudspeakers and six 44S for front fills, with a further six 44S loudspeakers as delay fills. At the heart of the system is the DS100 Signal Engine and the system is powered by D80, 10D and D6 amplifiers. Stage Professional Vietnam supplied the d&b equipment, with the installation and commissioning team comprising d&b’s Royston Tan, mix engineer Mr. Ngoc Vutuan and system engineer Mr. Nguyễn Thiết from Fantasies Show Light Vietnam.
“The compact XSL speakers disappear in the room, which is fantastic,” continues Mr Hung. “It also no longer matters where you sit within the theatre – with its approximately 700 seats on the first floor and 400 on the upper level – as the sound image can be heard accurately, everywhere. Audiences don’t generally know about the new technology, but they are certainly having new experiences listening to it because they can hear the sounds in the same place that their eyes can see it coming from."
“The owners of the Friendship Theatre are very happy with the sound; they now have better value in each show and are becoming well known as a leader of new theatre technology in Vietnam.”