Florida casino installs L-Acoustics KARA system11 February 2013
Miami Gardens-based Beachsound & Lighting – now an official L-Acoustics Certified Provider –has installed a KARA system at Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida.
The new system went into The Pavilion, a Sprung structure that was converted into an intimate 1,200-seat performance venue during the casino’s recent $150 million (€110m) expansion project.
Now artists performing in the showroom are said to benefit from left and right arrays each comprised of eight KARA enclosures flanked by LF arrays of three SB18 subs. Below each KARA array is an additional stack of three SB28 for additional low-end reinforcement, while five coaxial 8XT are spaced out across the stage lip for front-fill. LA-RAKs loaded with LA8 amplified controllers power and process the entire system.
“We installed a V-DOSC system into Hard Rock Live Hollywood, another Seminole property, several years ago and they’ve been very happy with that investment,” commented Andre Serafini, president of Beachsound. “Following its proven success, they wanted to implement L-Acoustics into The Pavilion for consistency between the venues, so a KARA system was our natural recommendation.”
Steve Minick, production manager at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, points out that system flexibility and rider acceptability were other key considerations: “We bring in a really wide variety of acts – from Vince Neil, Tesla and Adam Ant to Tony Orlando, Buddy Guy and Kool & The Gang – so we needed a system that could satisfy them all,” he said. “KARA totally does. Since it went in, I haven’t used any other rig in the room, and I don’t intend to.
“Our choice to recommend and use L-Acoustics for the Coconut Creek project went far beyond just sonic excellence and versatility,” added Jerrod Cring, Beachsound’s head of systems integration. “We wanted a company that would work ‘with’ us through the entire process, from system design to integration to training. In the end, L-Acoustics with its standard of excellence was the best choice we could have made.”
Coincident with the recent installation at Seminole Casino, Beachsound increased its own inventory of L-Acoustics enclosures for its rental division as well as completed the necessary training to officially become an L-Acoustcis Certified Partner.