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Historic concert hall upgrades acoustics with Electro-Voice EVA system

An Electro-Voice sound reinforcement system has been installed in the concert hall of the Cottbus Conservatory in Brandenburg, Germany by Autobahn Audio Pro Light & Sound to address the acoustic and architectural challenges of the space.

The system upgrade is based around the EVA expandable vertical array system serving the main concert hall, which seats 300, with compact EVU models performing delay and monitoring.

The conservatory is a listed building so the speakers selected by Autobahn Audio had to blend in with the venue’s interior as well as meeting the sound quality demands and budgetary constraints.

On the decision to go with the Electro-Voice EVA system, Andreas Juhr, MD of Autobahn Audio Pro Light & Sound explained: “It represents great value for money, for one thing, but moreover, the variety of dispersion angles of the different models allowed us to achieve ideal results, tailored precisely to the acoustics of the building.”

Arrays of four EVA elements are flown on each side of the stage, each with three EVA-2082/906 and a single EVA 2082/1220. These make up the main sound reinforcement system and deliver a detailed sonic image and homogeneous coverage. Eight Electro-Voice EVU elements provide near fill to the gallery. These ultra-compact two-way systems, with an asymmetrical design, are suited to sub-balcony and stage installations.

The loudspeakers are powered by five Electro-Voice CPS amplifiers and controlled by two Electro-Voice Dx46 FIR-Drive processors. An individually configured IRIS-Net user interface offers the user a bird’s-eye view of the entire installation from a PC, as well as full remote supervision and control.

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