QSC Audio ILA line arrays have been installed at the MOM Cultural Center in Budapest - part of an audio-visual system integration undertaken by the loudspeaker company’s Hungarian distributor, Interton Electroacoustics.
The municipal center forms part of the Gesztenyéskert cultural, sports and leisure quarter, and Interton were tasked with creating a functional technical infrastructure to cover the expansion and complete renovation of the existing theatre, which now has a seating capacity of nearly 700.
Interton has enjoyed a long relationship with both the acoustic consultant András Kotschy - who specified QSC products in the tender document - and the main contractor, MARKET Ltd. As a result they succeeded in winning the contract to both supply and install the equipment.
Under the project management of Ákos Martinec, Interton set about designing a solution that would combine the main auditorium PA with full stage lighting and an intercom system to enable the government of the local district to stage a wide program of events, ranging from concerts to theatrical and ballet performance.
It was after discussing the operational requirements at length that Interton opted for an end-to-end QSC solution, using a dedicated SC28 system controller to optimise and control left/right hangs of six WL2082-i and two WL118-sw elements per side, powered by a combination of RMX5050HD, RMX4050HD and RMX2450 amplifiers.
“We ran the main system in a triamp-plus-sub configuration using the recommended settings - but with some EQ fine tuning to meet the needs of the operators,” explains Interton design engineer Ferenc Volár.
Additional theatre effects are provided by a further eight QSC AcousticDesign AD-CI52ST ceiling loudspeakers, which are used as ground floor under-balcony fills at the rear of the venue.
Volár states, “The QSC SC28 speaker processor made the house system very easy to set up and fine tune - it has provided an extremely user-friendly solution.”