International conference venue, the FIBES Convention and Exhibition Centre, Seville, Spain, has installed a Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeaker system.
The system has gone into the new 3000-seat auditorium which has been design to offer seating flexibility through moveable walls that can enclose upper sections for simultaneous use as smaller meeting spaces. This allows the venue to accommodate other events such as major concerts and musical theatre productions.
The new Meyer Sound MICA system was specified by Carlos García-Diéguez Acuña of Seville-based GD Consulting.
“We selected a Meyer Sound MICA solution based on its overall sound quality, high efficiency in compact enclosures, and the availability of strong technical support in Spain,” explained García-Diéguez. “For conferences, it delivers high clarity and intelligibility in all seats, while for concerts, it is excellent for all music styles, including folk, classical, and rock.”
Meyer Sound's MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction programme was used as a design tool for the room, which has reflective metal and PET-based synthetic materials for wall surfaces. This allowed GD Consulting to focus the sound on the seating area to minimise reflections.
Madrid-based systems integrator Vitelsa assumed project management for the installation. The FIBES auditorium system is built around twin arrays of eight-each MICA loudspeakers flown underneath three 600-HP subwoofers. Elsewhere, four UPM-1P loudspeakers supply front fill, six UPJunior VariO loudspeakers are mounted for underbalcony fill, amd one UPJunior loudspeaker covers one side of the asymmetrical top tier. The system is powered by a Galileo loudspeaker management system featuring one Galileo 616 processor that handles system optimisation and drive.
The permanent house audio system is mixed on DiGiCo SD9 and SD11 digital mixing consoles, both equipped with a MaDiRack.