The Parsons Install Team let their d&b flag fly this December when installing this incredible system for the Lynn Memorial Auditorium.
This system consisted of (8) V8s and (2) V12s on each array as well as two SL-SUB flying high between the arrays.
In addition to the arrays, we are using a combination of d&b’s 30D and D80 amplifiers. Throughout the venue, there are six d&b 10S-D speakers under the balcony acting as delays/fills, and four d&b Ti10P speakers as the front fill on stage.
The main arrays and subs are rigged using a collection of CM Lodestar electric hoists, with an installed 8-channel hoist control system from Motion Labs. It can be controlled from the stage. As a part of this Motion Labs system, we also installed three hoists to be used for hanging a lighting truss over the pit. The subwoofer array is also using a PY1-MZB-SR5 motor ZBeam and an SFA-16-1100 tilt adapter from Polar Focus, which allows us to use a single hoist for the array, but without allowing it to spin. These parts were also required in order to hang the sub-array in the center of the proscenium since the structural steel in the ceiling didn’t allow for the hoist configuration we used for the main arrays.
All three arrays have d&b’s ArraySight lasers on board, which allows us to monitor temperature, humidity, and array angle, in order to calibrate the arrays as accurately as possible. The system is monitored and controlled from a laptop running d&b’s R1 software.
Custom plates were installed in the attic, on both sides of the stage, and at front of the house. They were built by Entertainment Manufacturing Group (EMG) and allow for patching into the system, as well as including a bunch of data, audio, video, and DMX tie lines between the various locations.
Why we chose d&b
We went with the d&b V-series system because the venue has had touring groups come through before using that, and they’ve done well. We originally were going to use a Y-series system, but moved it up to the V-series for better rider-friendliness. We chose to use SL-SUBs for their compact power, since we could hang just two boxes in the center and have plenty of low frequency energy for the room. So far, the system has received compliments from the people who have used it for how good it sounds.