Tannoy’s VQ Series loudspeaker system has been performing at a theatre in Dubai, with a pair of VQNET 60 cabs at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC), located within the Mall of the Emirates.
DUCTAC is the first modern, non-profit, cross-community creative centre in the Gulf region, built to international specifications. The brainchild of local theatre-lovers and business people who recognised the need for an entertainment and educational centre for the community and future generations of Dubai, the facility opened in late 2006.
The main auditorium within DUCTAC comprises a tiered two level theatre with a capacity of 543, including four VIP boxes, and plays host to an array of international and local theatre, dance, comedy and music as well as TV shoots and exhibitions.
According to Tannoy, VQ’s high sensitivity means high SPL levels can be achieved with a very modest amount of amplifier power and when coupled with the highly directional, controlled dispersion characteristics, it’s noted that just a pair of Tannoy VQNET 60 full-range devices are required to provide the necessary front of house coverage, with fills required only for the upper half of the balcony. Two Tannoy VNET 218DR direct radiating subwoofer enclosures provide low frequency reinforcement.
The new system has been put through its paces already this summer with high profile shows including a local production of crowd-pleasing hits – Fame and Hairspray.