Procom takes K-array into the desert
UAE: Dubai-based developer Meraas has recently opened the doors to its latest venture: Qasr Al Sultan. The venue is situated in the desert of Jebel Ali and has been installed with a K-array audio solution at the developer’s request, which was supplied by Procom Middle East.
Qasr Al Sultan offers dining with a food bazaar serving cuisine from all corners of Arabia, features a traditional noria water wheel and Arabian majlis, includes a falcon display, children’s playground, shisha lounge and dabke dancing, and incorporates a museum and a traditional souk.
The fixed audio installation comprises K-array’s KRX802 line array solution, which consists of six KX12 line array elements and two double KMT218 18-inch subwoofers. These are flown in two L-R arrays, covering the audience area and rigged to a pair of Eurotruss ST Towers using a fly bar. Much of the venue is outside, so to provide optimal horizontal sound coverage, these systems are set to Wide Mode. Meanwhile, at the front of the stage, four Anakonda KAN200+ speakers serve as front-fills.
Numerous live performances were staged on the opening night, including a set from Lebanese folk band The Chehade Brothers. To provide fruther reinforcement, K-array KH3 sound systems were specially deployed on the night.
In addition to the sound solutions, Procom Middle East also supplied the venue with its lighting equipment. Philips Selecons fixtures provide the key lighting while Cyclops Lighting’s CL 350 and Zoom 37 serve as ‘entertainment lights’. An Avolites Titan Mobile console controls the lighting solutions. For trussing, in addition to the Eurotruss ST Towers, Procom Middle East also delivered TT and XT aluminum trusses.
‘The cutting-edge technology, impeccable sound and sleek design of the speakers made K-array the audio solution of choice,’ explained Procom CEO, Raja Harfouche.