ASL digital intercom for iconic Krakow venue6 April 2011
With 45 years of cultural history to its credit, the STU theatre in Krakow – one of Poland’s most important arts complexes – continues to look forward with the specification of an extensive ASL digital intercom system.
Established by Krzysztof Jasiński in 1966, the STU theatre has undergone a number of significant transformations in terms of format and public perception. By turns a student theatre, epicentre of the counterculture and vital forum for new dramatic works, the STU remains at the heart of Poland’s cultural scene.
To help ensure the technical infrastructure keeps pace with the theatre’s evolving role, Krakow-based Music Info recently supplied the venue with an ASL digital intercom system, comprising one DS-1640 16-channel speaker station, four DS-830 eight channel speaker stations (complete with gooseneck microphones), four DS-290 two-channel portable beltpack stations, and a DS-4000M Master Matrix with interfaces to connect with stage microphones.
The DS-1640 and DS-830 speaker stations were installed for use by a production’s director, sound engineer, lighting operator and (where applicable) projectionist, while the DS-4000M acts as a central matrix and also allows communication between the stage, backstage and wardrobe departments.
“The ASL system was chosen by the venue’s chief sound engineer Tadeusz Sawka,” said Music Info’s Krzysztof Bularz. “He looked at a number of different systems. The ASL solution was the best designed, offered the most flexibility and was also priced very competitively. The system is working well and the staff are very happy with it.”