Super Light Technology upgrades Xingying Cultural Centre
TAIWAN: A recent renovation of the 846-seat music hall at the Xingying Cultural Centre in Tainan has included the installation of SLS and Genelec speakers, Clear-Com communications, Yamaha mixers and MC2 Audio amplifiers. A previous renovation of the centre’s performance equipment three years ago was deemed unsatisfactory by the venue management, leading to the latest project.
Super Light Technology Co Ltd was enlisted for the latest work, choosing to deploy an SLS line array system for primary reinforcement. A total of eight SLS LS8800 and four SLS LSB8115 cabinets are hung to the left and right of the stage, with an additional two SLS 15-inch two-way enclosures providing front-fill. Control comes from a Yamaha CL3 located the control room and paired with a Rio-1608D I/O rack and Dante card. Systems processing comes from a Lynx VMB ARK-2048 digital processor. A pair of Genelec 8040B speakers also serve as monitors in the control room.
Furthermore, a Clear-Com MS-702 base station with five RS701 beltpacks, seven CC300 headsets, five KB-701 wall mount stations and two KB-702 V-Box desk stations serves as the intercom system. Mipro ACT-72 receivers, ACT-70H handheld transmitters and a TASCAM CD-RW901SL CD player/recorder provide input sources for BGM and announcements.
‘We chose the SLS system to meet the client’s requirements, both in terms of sound quality and budget. To date, we have already installed an SLS line array system, including MC2 Audio high current amplifiers and Yamaha mixing consoles in a music hall, a theatre and a church,’ explained C J Chien from Super Light Technology. ‘Therefore, the end result is exactly as we expected.
‘Because of the way the room was decorated, the RT value became too high – 3.22s at 125Hz and 2.39s at 250Hz. This suited classic symphony or opera performances, but when electro-acoustics are used, the room’s RT and RASTI were not good,’ Mr Chien continued. ‘SLS’ ribbon mid-high frequency driver conquered the problem by reducing the phase interference and damping the horn compression driver. After completing the whole system, a slight adjustment of the house equaliser solved the problem. Certainly, we also suggested the user to amend a part of decoration material in order to get a more natural sound.’
‘As a result of the unsatisfactory work carried out for the original renovation, the owner paid careful attention to this project through a great number of conferences and discussions,’ offered a spokesperson from the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government.
‘Following completion, the client is quite satisfied by the sound quality,’ concluded Mr Chien. ‘The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Tainan City Government has said the building sets a new standard for theatre projects in Tainan City.’