Riverside Casino wins Renkus-Heinz point source array18 April 2012
The Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Iowa City has recently upgraded its in-house audio capabilities with the installation of four Renkus-Heinz CF101LA modular point source array speakers.
The Riverside Casino & Golf Resort has positioned itself as a unique Midwest USA destination, offering Las Vegas-inspired gaming and slot machines in a resort setting featuring luxurious accommodations with panoramic views of its world-class golf course, an indoor/outdoor pool and other amenities. The resort, located just south of Iowa City, is also home to a multipurpose events Centre that offers a busy schedule of top name entertainment featuring artists like Big & Rich, Peter Frampton, The Robert Cray Band, and Tony Orlando, as well as hosting corporate, community and private functions.
The resort has recently upgraded its in-house audio capabilities with the installation of four Renkus-Heinz CF101LA modular point source array speakers. "The original in-house, distributed voice reinforcement system was insufficient for many of the venue’s functions, but it was generally cost prohibitive to bring in a larger rental rig," says Marvin Smejkal, owner of production sound installation and rental company Sound Concepts.
"The venue has unique requirements due to an exceptionally wide stage," says Smejkal, "and when we bring in a large PA for concerts, the speakers have to be positioned in a wide configuration, making a centre-fill necessary. It was costly and time-prohibitive to set up and tear down a flown centre cluster on a show-by-show basis. Now, the CF101LA system can be used as the primary PA for small and mid-sized events, and as a centre fill to augment a larger PA systems for big concerts."
Smejkal designed and installed a basic four-speaker setup requiring no additional processing or EQ. "The venue has a portable audio/visual mixer for breakout rooms, which can simply plug into an XLR in for smaller events. The CF101LA speakers are incorporated into every large show; when we come in we have a program to add them into our rental system."