Beijing Poly Theatre upgrades with Harman
CHINA: Harman’s local distributor, Advanced Communications Equipment (ACE), has supplied the Beijing Poly Theatre with Soundcraft consoles, Crown amplifiers and BSS signal processors as part of its recent upgrade. The auditorium seats 1,428 people and caters to the various needs of different international acts including operas, symphonic concerts, ballets, musicals and many other productions.
Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi4 digital mixing consoles were installed in the control room, where they share a stagebox so the signals can be routed into both consoles. The Vi6 is the main console used for FOH, while the Vi4 is used as a backup console, but can also be configured for monitors.
‘The two Soundcraft consoles form a complete mixing system that is extremely versatile,’ said Lina Han, vice president of engineering at ACE. ‘They have added a huge amount of digital mixing capacity to the control room, and by just switching a few cables around, they can be configured for any purpose.’
The system is powered with Crown Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers and supported with BSS Blu-160 signal processors. ‘By converting the existing analogue infrastructure into newer digital systems, we have transformed the control room of the theatre,’ said Lina Han. ‘The biggest challenge for this project is that we only had 15 business days until completion, which meant that we pre-configured all the equipment in-house. The customer was very satisfied, as we provided reliable maintenance and support during the integration process.’