Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Imperial Palace has been a prominent tourist destination for years.
The hotel’s Human Nature Theater is particularly popular and features Australia’s Human Nature—The Ultimate Celebration of Motown, showcasing the distinctive harmonies of members Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney, and Michael Tierney.
The theater recently upgraded of its sound reinforcement system wiith Aero Series 2 line arrays from D.A.S. Audio.
J. Eric D’Richards, technical director at the Imperial Palace, evaluated a number of loudspeakers before choosing Aero 8 ultra-compact, powered 2-way line array elements, as well as Aero 12A powered two-way, mid-high line array modules, and LX-218A powered high performance subwoofers. All are managed by a D.A.S. Audio DSP-4080 stereo/mono loudspeaker processor.
“We evaluated a number of sound systems from several manufacturers,” D’Richards explains, “and overall, the D.A.S. system offered the ideal blend of system performance and value. The Aero 2 system’s compact form factor and low profile appearance from the house perspective was just right, as it didn’t interfere with the audience’s line of sight to the stage.
“Equally notable, the sound quality of the equipment is very impressive. The system exhibits excellent speech intelligibility and music reproduction capabilities as well as even dispersion throughout the room—all of which were prominent factors in the equipment’s deployment.”
The setup in the Human Nature Theater consists of two main loudspeaker clusters. These clusters—flown over the left and right front edges of the stage—each consist of six D.A.S. Aero 12A loudspeakers. For low frequency support, five LX-218A subwoofers are positioned.
There are two LX218A’s stacked on both the left and right sides of the stage, while the fifth enclosure is positioned inside a recessed cubicle underneath the front center of the stage.
Two Aero 8A enclosures reside atop each of the LX-218A stacks at the stage sides. These loudspeakers function as in-fill enclosures and are angled in toward the front / center seating area immediately in front of the stage.
“I really appreciate the fact that the entire system is self-powered,” says D’Richards. “We have limited space in this room, so the fact that we didn’t have to concern ourselves with housing a separate equipment rack just for power amplifiers was a big plus. The system’s self-powered design also streamlined system cabling considerably.”
“We have three shows each day here: Name That Tune Live in the afternoon, Human Nature in the evening, and Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas as our late night entertainment,” he continued. “Given the diversity of our entertainment, we needed a system that was versatile and could handle everything from A-Cappella vocals and heavy dance oriented music to the clear speech intelligibility necessary for a game show. Our new D.A.S. system delivers on all fronts.”