Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre upgrades Meyer system
AUSTRALIA: The 900-seat auditorium within Queensland’s Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre has been upgraded with a new Meyer Sound system intended to deliver heightened sound pressure levels and flexibility to touring artists. Based on a combination of enclosures from the US manufacturer’s Ultra series, the installation follows a long-term relationship between the brand and venue.
Described as ‘the cultural entertainment heart of the Fraser Coast’, the Brolga Theatre is noted within Queensland for attracting international and national performers alike. The latest installation was coordinated by operations technician Robert Haigh, with design assistance by Meyer Sound Australia.
The theatre’s reinforcement system is now based on UPQ-1P wide coverage and UPQ-2P narrow coverage point source loudspeakers complimented by UPA-1P enclosures as in-fills. Low-end support is delivered by USW-1P subwoofers from the theatre’s original Meyer system, which was installed some 14 years ago.
‘Originally equipped with a Meyer UPA-1/UPA-2 system, the Brolga Theatre has always been a Meyer Sound client,’ explained Mr Haigh. ‘Over a number of years it became apparent that touring musicians demanded a system with greater capacity and SPL for our auditorium. Once we decided on a replacement point-source system, Meyer was an easy choice.’
Reflecting on the installation process, Mr Haigh continued, ‘Reflecting the original design specification, the equipment is of the highest standard, and support from Chris D’Bais and the team was superb. By providing a test system to allow us to do a side-by-side comparison they made it easy to prove that the result reflected the proposal before we committed a single cent. We now have the capacity to fill the auditorium with sound that satisfies all but the biggest touring shows, and improves overall performance for everybody else at a much more affordable cost than a line array solution. We couldn’t be happier.’