Elit sets the stage at Saint Benoit School
TURKEY: Established in 1783, Saint Benoit is the oldest French school in Istanbul. Although it is over 200 years old, the school’s hall is brimming with the latest A/V technologies following a recent renovation. The new installations were carried out by Beşiktaş-based distributor and systems integrator, Elit, and included sound systems from L-Acoustics, Avid and DPA Microphones, and lighting from Robert Juliat, CLF and High End Systems.
The loudspeaker setup is entirely driven by L-Acoustics, with an X12 installed per side providing coverage for the lower seating area and an X8 providing centre-fill. The balcony is catered for by an Arcs Wide on each side, supported by 5XTs for out-fill. An additional five 5XT units were deployed as under balcony-fills. For monitors and side-fill, Elit provided 112P and 108P self-powered systems respectively, and completing the system are a pair of subs placed at the same level as the Arcs Wide.
An Avid S3LX provides control at FOH, while the DPA mics capture the vocals and reinforce musical instruments.
On the lighting side, the theatre spots have been replaced with LED fixtures from Robert Juliat’s Tibo series, comprising both profiles and fresnals. Meanwhile, 24 CLF Hercules LED pars deliver a wash effect on the stage. The lighting system is controlled via a High End Systems HedgeHog 4N console, with additional control provided by Robert Juliat Digitour dimmers installed on the lighting bars.
‘With all these brands inside it’s like a wonderland of light and sound,’ said Emre Defne from Elit. ‘We hope to see other schools have this level of equipment, it not only gives the best quality but also durability for many years.’