EZPro powers up Jinguan Theatre
CHINA: Powersoft amplifiers and EAW loudspeakers have been called upon to support the latest stage play at the Jinguan Theatre in China’s Shaanxi Province. The play, Chu Shi Biao, is adapted from the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and describes various historical events. The products were specified by EZPro International, the manufacturers’ Chinese distributor, and included a combination of X4, Duecanali and M-series amplifiers to drive an EAW QX364/SB1001 system. The equipment was installed by Xi’an Genius Audio & Vision Technology Co Ltd with the system design handled by Zhang Xianjun from EZPro’s Xi’an office.
Mr Xianjun was handed the task of providing even and intelligible coverage of all of the dialogue as well as the musical elements, which included sources from both Denon and Avid Pro Tools devices. This reportedly proved challenging since the theatre is raked and fanned in an arc shape, with the front row measuring 10m in width but the back row spanning some 35m. EZPro’s solution was to deploy several Powersoft systems, assigning a pair of its flagship X4 amps to drive seven EAW QX364 full range cabinets and a pair of SB1001 subwoofers forming the main L/C/R system. In addition, two Duecanali 3904s drive four VFR159i ceiling loudspeakers providing effects, while eight M-series M30D and M50QD amplifiers power 12 EAW VFR129i used for stereo effects, a pair of EAW VFR159i fixed monitors and four VFM129i mobile monitors. Powersoft’s integrated DSP together with Symetrix and EAW’s dedicated UX8800 system manager were used to optimise the system.
Explaining the decision to deploy X4s to power the main system, EZPro’s Wanda Cao explained that ‘they are suitable for single-phase, bi-phase or three-phase operation from 85VAC up to 460VAC. Secondly, the Powersoft Green Audio Power technology improves power conversion efficiency, minimising the system’s carbon footprint, and therefore the operational costs. Finally, the integrated top-grade DSP allows recall of loudspeaker data files.’
According to Ms Cao, ‘a combination of flexibility and reliability, coupled with the excellent brand image of Powersoft, contributed towards a first-class sound package, and left the show’s producers with a smile on their faces.’