The refurbished Boulevard Theatre Dresden
Germany - After the operator of the Dresden theatre Wechselbad der Gefühle (Rollercoaster of Emotions) ceased operations in May 2014, TW.O GmbH took over the business of the operation, rebamed Boulevard Theatre Dresden. After a four-month renovation, operations in the listed building started again in September 2014.

In addition to the complete redesign of the auditorium, there were also heavy investments in the modernization of the stage and the entire theatre technology. Dutch manufacturer Alcons Audio pro-ribbon solutions were chosen for sound reinforcement.

"After many advisory discussions with sound engineers and other competent professionals, we organized test setups with different systems. The impressive performance of the Alcons systems and the professionalism of Event-net GmbH made it an easy decision", said Dan Becker, one of the directors of TW.O GmbH.

As a result, Event-Net installed in the 500-seat large room of the theatre two arrays of six LR7 micro-pro-ribbon line-array, each consisting of three 90° and three 120° systems. As a low frequency support, two 15" subwoofers BF151 were used.

All systems are driven by two ALC Sentinel3 4-channel Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers.

For in-fill and / or monitor application, TS3 systems are also available. All Alcons systems are characterized by uncompressed, high-output and uncoloured reproduction; at the same offering an extraordinary speech intelligibility, precise pattern control and throw.

The sound system in the large room was completed in February 2015 with an LR7 centre cluster and also in the future, for the small room and mobile outdoor theatre operations, Alcons systems will be purchased.

Kay Schöttner, managing director of technical service event-Net GmbH, is confident: "With the Alcons system we have used the right professional tool at the right place."

(Jim Evans)

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