The auditorium residing at the top of the 70-storey Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong has been outfitted with a new sound system featuring Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live digitally steered arrays. The auditorium in the IM Pei-designed tower hosts a variety of events including banquets, meetings and concerts.
The sound system includes four IC16-R-II columns, providing eight steerable beams to cover the different characteristics of the space.
"It's a very live acoustical space, with an open overlook and high glass windows, and achieving good spoken word intelligibility has been a challenge," explained a spokesperson from Audio System Consultants (Asia) , the company behind the system design and installation. "The Iconyx steered beam technology enabled us to focus the sound directly on the areas where the audience is seated, and away from the windows and reflective surfaces."
A pair of IC215S-R subwoofers provides low frequency reinforcement, creating a powerful and portable full-range system for musical performances as well as spoken presentations. A Rane HAL3 multiprocessor is used as a front end for connecting microphone and line inputs. The system is controlled via tablet, laptop, or other external devices.