Coda N-Ray reinforces Kulturzelt
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
codaKulturzelt is now a strongly established event in the German festival calendar
Germany - The Kulturzelt is an annual music festival in Kassel that has run since 1987. It began life in a former circus tent, before progressing to its current location in a temporary, self-supporting concert hall constructed in 2010.
The specially designed, circular plexiglass structure covers an area of 860sqm and accommodates 900 visitors. Kulturzelt is now a strongly established event in the German festival calendar.
Events production specialist Ambion of Kaufungen has supported Kulturzelt with a full production since 2004 and was once again asked to supply the audio for the 2019 edition. The company took the opportunity to install a brand-new Coda Audio N-Ray system. N-Ray is Coda’s latest ultra-compact line array.
Ambion were involved in pre-launch trials of N-Ray, and having experienced its power and quality, had no hesitation in deploying the beta system in their possession for this environment.
Ambion’s head of audio Michael Knauf reports, “I was the sound engineer and front of house babysitter for the festival and it was brilliant. We had no troubles. I can say it was just fantastic. You can be focused on the instruments not the system and just do your job with the sound.”
The festival’s managing director, Dr Juergen Truss adds: “Our festival hosts quality bands who deliver a fantastic experience for a very demanding audience. Engineers working with some top-class bands said that the sound in the concert hall with Coda was beautiful and the best they’d heard.”
Ambion used 10 N-Ray with two SCN-F bass extensions per side for the main hangs. In addition three hangs of three Coda Audio N-APS were used for centre and side hangs. Eight SCV-F sensor-controlled subs completed the FOH set up with eight Coda Audio Cue Four for stage monitoring. The system was driven by six Coda Audio LINUS 14D and six Linus 10C amplifiers.
Coda officially launched the system at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam where it met with great interest and “an overwhelmingly positive response”.
(Jim Evans)

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