Every speaker driver has its own amplification and processing combined with powerful DISPLAY software, delivering the ultimate level in optimisation of coverage, consistency and control of sound for challenging acoustic spaces
Patent protected, multi award winning
Exceptional sonic performance ideal for both speech and musical performance
Self-powered meaning no requirement/space for amp racks
3 format sizes to cater for small, medium and large venues
You get different audiences for the Philharmonic, the rock bands, dance troupes and special presentations from a foreign country, and Martin Audio has shone in all of those areas.
When it was time for renovation, the new design required live sound reinforcement without adversely impacting the theater's celebrated natural acoustics, so the audio system needed to be done with care and an understanding of all the types of events that could be held at the Orpheum.
The intent was to transform it into a multi-purpose facility that wouldn't have to rely solely on concert performances, but also generate revenue streams in between those shows to sustain the theatre going forward.
Orpheum Theatre – The Solution
The sound system starts with 12 MLA Compact hangs per side with 4 DSX subwoofers ground-stacked near the stage which are used for certain rock bands.
30 x DD6 dual differential dispersion speakers are deployed under the two sets of balconies and used as front fills at the front edge of the stage that are removed for dance events.
Martin Audio C6.8T and C8.1T Ceiling Series speakers are mounted in the lobby areas and bathrooms to achieve a consistent sonic signature throughout.
Martin Audio is also used for stage monitoring and power.
Of all the sound design proposals from competing manufacturers, Martin Audio’s required the fewest adjustments and that's how they came to the decision.
They also knew the system had to be of the highest sound quality, very controllable, aesthetically friendly and compatible to the space while the response and articulation had to cover every seat in the house.
Orpheum Theatre – What they Said
In terms of the concerts, FOH Engineers for visiting bands have all used the Martin Audio MLA system and they love it. We haven't had any issues whatsoever.
The Martin Audio system has been showcased in many different scenarios and has been amazingly strong. We believe we have the premier facility in the state of Louisiana and an important piece of that is how this building sounds for all of the performances. We've been continuously impressed and pleased with the Martin Audio system.
We feel the MLA system has performed to the ultimate spec of what was originally presented to us. It's fulfilled all of the particular needs of different types of acts in various events and the marketing of attendants in the theater.