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Electro-Voice sound for historic Texas Theatre

July 22nd, 2008

Summer Mummers runs for three months each summer and attracts audiences from around the world. The show comprises a “Melodrama“ interspersed with “Moviola“ segments, with the second half of the evening featuring a rapid-fire set of skits known as the “Olio“. Boisterous crowds are the norm, with popcorn-throwing encouraged; for that reason, a relatively powerful sound system was necessary to ensure intelligibility-especially for the snappy dialog that drives the show-over the noise of the audience. It was also essential that the audio equipment be as unobtrusive as possible with regard to the theatre’s historic Assyrian-style interior. System designer Milt Hathaway of FitzCo Sound described the Electro-Voice solution:

“The system was designed for greatest gain-before-feedback, while staying within the budget of a community theatre. It has a central array of seven XLCi 127DVX boxes, with a delay ring of seven ZX1i compact loudspeakers to cover the under-balcony area. Power is provided by six P3000RL remote control amplifiers running IRIS-Net control and supervision software (via a UCC1 USB to CAN-bus interface). While the design may appear to be overkill for a house that only seats 550, the system had to be capable of reproducing intelligible speech at sound levels high enough to be heard over the typically raucous crowds that come to Summer Mummers performances every summer. The precise pattern control of the XLCi line array allowed us to achieve this while mic’ing the performers with nothing more than three floor mic’s and two overhead mic’s. And I can’t say enough about how easily the ZX1i cabinets installed and how great they sound.

“This particular installation was complicated by an extremely short schedule,“ adds Hathaway, “as final approval was not granted until May 5th, 2008, yet the system had to be fully operational by the start of tech rehearsals on June 6th. Thanks to extraordinary efforts by our EV rep Mike Simon (of The Nix Agency) we received all of the equipment in time, and thanks to LAPS (Line Array Prediction Software) and IRIS-Net (remote-control and supervision software), we were fully prepared for the installation the moment that equipment arrived.“

Electro-Voice equipment list:

7x XLCi 127DVX (single line array)

1x XLCi Grid

7x Zx1i (under balcony fills)

6x P3000RL (5 on line array, one on under balcony speakers)

1x UCC1 Can-bus converter

www.fitzcosound.com

www.mctmidland.org

www.summermummers.com



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Contact persons for readers and press inquiries:

Guy Low

Sr. Copywriter | Public Relations (ST/MKT-COM)

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. S.

Burnsville, MN 55337

USA

www.boschcommunications.com

Tel: 952 736 3935

Fax: 952 736 4582

guy.low@us.bosch.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager (ST/MKT-COM)

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. S.

Burnsville, MN 55337

USA

www.boschcommunications.com

Tel: 952 736 3901

Fax: 952 736 4582

james.edlund@us.bosch.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com
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