Martin WPL for Schmallenberg City Hall
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
stadthalleStadhalle Schmallenberg reopened earlier this month
Germany - Since the laying of the foundation stone in 1953, Stadthalle Schmallenberg has been able to accommodate various events, such as concerts, readings, shooting festivals (popular in that party of the country) and more, with up to 1500 participants per event.
An extensive refurbishment of the Stadthalle was completed in early March 2019, and this included the renewal of sound and lighting technology. The complete planning and implementation were realised by Event Active, a company from Schmallenberg.
Noel Büchte and Event Active's Sascha Deussen created the concept and implemented the PA system with loudspeakers from Martin Audio.
"We have already owned an MLA Mini System for several years, which has often been used in the Stadthalle. The result was always convincing - both for the customer and for us - no matter if it was for theatre, a big party or with trendy DJs," said Büchte.
The choice for permanent installation fell to Martin Audio’s new Wavefront Precision Mini.
"The advantage of the Wavefront Precision Minis over the MLA Mini for installations is in the structure of the system. With the MLA Mini the power amp is installed in the bass, but here we have the appropriate power amp available as a separate 19” device. Furthermore, the native bass of the MLA Mini is a 15” subwoofer. But we needed more low-end for the size of the hall, so we opted for two double-18” subwoofers. Thanks to the software interface, the system parameters could easily be loaded into the power amplifier so that the subs can be perfectly integrated,” Deussen explains.
The complete cabling adopts the Dante protocol, which can directly process the system amplifiers from Martin Audio without additional plug-in cards. In the 40m-long hall, eight Wavefront Precision Minis are used per side, supported by two SX218 subwoofers. As a front-fill DD6 can be used where necessary and if monitors are needed, two XE300 wedges are available. In the foyer, six Martin Audio CDD5 speakers provide the sound, running on a 100V line. One or more channels can be designed as 100 V outlets via the software interface and do not require a separate 100 V power amplifier.
Following the refurbishment, Stadhalle Schmallenberg reopened on 3 March with a concert by Tom Astor.
(Jim Evans)

Latest Issue. . .

Tweets from our Friends