EZpro equips Chinese theatre in a shopping mall
CHINA: Described as the first of its kind, China’s Wanhe Grand Theatre has opened inside the Wanhe shopping mall in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. Working with regional supplier EZpro, the venue has placed EAW sound reinforcement and an Allen & Heath GLD-112 console at the heart of its new front of house system.
With a capacity of 500, the theatre covers an area of 1,500 sq-m and has been designed for multi-functional use. Since opening its doors, it has already hosted the Shanxi Qingqu Community conference and a production of Cinderella; in the future it will also accommodate concerts, art performances, corporate presentations and lectures. The design brief was to provide audiences with an immersive experience based on advanced A/V technology with multimedia digital effects and an aesthetically discreet yet powerful audio system.
Mixing is now handled on the Allen & Heath GLD-112, which is installed in a dedicated control room alongside two AR0804 IO audio racks. An AR2412 IO rack has also been installed in the equipment room to receive any additional sources from the stage. All cabling is Cat-5.
In the auditorium, meanwhile, a flown L-R front of house system is comprised of EAW FK line array enclosures, driven by Powersoft M Series amplifiers. The installation is completed on the lighting side courtesy of High-End Systems Shapeshifter LED fixtures.
‘GLD is a fantastic system for this multifunctional theatre,’ declared Lian Xuejun, technical manager at EZpro. ‘Not only does it have highly efficient processing capability with low distortion and latency, but it also features a varied effects library, which can really enrich the audience’s listening experience.’
Mr Chen, technical manager at Wanhe Grand Theatre, added: ‘The entire system brings us natural and unforgettable artistic enjoyment. The application of new technology makes system management and control more accurate and easier.’