Miami Gardens-based Beachsound & Lighting, now an official L-Acoustics Certified Provider, reports that it has installed KARA arrays at Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, FL.
The new arrays went into The Pavilion, a Sprung structure that was converted into an intimate 1,200-seat performance venue during the casino’s recent $150 million expansion project.
Today, artists performing in the showroom benefit from left and right arrays each comprised of eight KARA enclosures flanked by LF arrays of three SB18 subs.
Below each KARA array is an additional stack of three SB28 for additional low-end reinforcement, while five coaxial 8XT are spaced out across the stage lip for front-fill. LA-RAKs loaded with LA8 amplified controllers power and process the entire system.
“We installed a V-DOSC system into Hard Rock Live Hollywood, another Seminole property, several years ago and they’ve been very happy with that investment,” says Andre Serafini, president of Beachsound. “Following its proven success, they wanted to implement L-ACOUSTICS into The Pavilion for consistency between the venues, so a KARA system was our natural recommendation.”
Steve Minick, production manager at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, points out that system flexibility and rider acceptability were other key considerations.
“We bring in a really wide variety of acts—from Vince Neil, Tesla and Adam Ant to Tony Orlando, Buddy Guy and Kool & The Gang—so we needed a system that could satisfy them all,” Minick says. “KARA totally does. Since it went in, I haven’t used any other rig in the room, and I don’t intend to. The coverage is great, the clarity is phenomenal, and the power absolutely stomps! Our customers rave all the time about how they love what they’re hearing, and I agree. This is one of the best sounding systems I’ve ever heard.”
“Our choice to recommend and use L-Acoustics for the Coconut Creek project went far beyond just sonic excellence and versatility,” adds Jerrod Cring, Beachsound’s head of systems integration. “We wanted a company that would work ‘with’ us through the entire process, from system design to integration to training. In the end, L-ACOUSTICS with its standard of excellence was the best choice we could have made.”
Coincident with the recent installation at Seminole Casino, Beachsound increased its own inventory of L-Acoustics enclosures for its rental division as well as completed the necessary training to officially become an L-Acoustics Certified Partner.
“Beachsound and L-Acoustics have enjoyed a long history together and we’re thrilled that they’ve now joined our Certified Provider family,” says Paul Tillman, L-Acoustics US regional sales manager. “With the company’s recent KARA, KIVA, ARCS II and LA-RAK inventory additions, we know that Andre and his outstanding team will continue to provide Florida and beyond with exceptional sound reinforcement services and support.”
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