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New Gors Concert Hall In Latvia Outfitted With d&b audiotechnik V-Series
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The new Gors Concert Hall in Rezekne, Latvia, offering a main multi-function performance room that can seat 1,000 and be reconfigured to accommodate more than double that amount, has been outfitted with a sound reinforcement system headed by d&b audiotechnik V-Series line arrays.

Lead construction company Arcers, led by project manager Uldis Dundurs, called upon the services of Latvian consultancy SGS Sistemas to manage the technology needs of a modern concert hall. “The acoustic solution presented by Akustion of Sweden was particularly challenging,” says Dundurs. “Nothing of this kind had ever been built in Latvia before.”

SGS managing director Normunds Eilands embraced the challenge, “Akustion have done a magnificent job; the room flatters the rudiments of orchestral performance beautifully, but at more than two seconds the reverberation presents real problems for sound reinforcement.”

Eilands contacted two domestic sound reinforcement specialists for the project, with Riga-based Universal Baltic Sound (UBS) winning with a proposal based upon d&b audiotechnik V-Series line arrays. “The concert hall is wholly funded by the Rezenke city council,” said UBS director Edmunds Zazerkis. “A total budget of 12.8 million (Latvian Lats) is realistic, but that didn’t mean they could be profligate with the audio spend. A left/right system of V-Series loudspeakers, with the d&b 10S for fill duties, made for a very affordable package.

“More importantly,” Zazerkis adds, “the precise constant directivity of the V-Series, with the V-SUBs flown above the main line arrays, gave us absolute pattern control down into the lower frequencies. Yes, the exquisite acoustics of Akustion can be adjusted down to a reverb of one and a half seconds but that does mean the longer wavelengths still need careful management, and for frequencies of 100 Hz and above the sound is open, transparent and completely unfiltered.”

Gors Concert Hall director Diāna Zirnina notes, “All of the contractors have done great work, especially SGS with the sound and lighting, and have made us very proud that we can achieve such things in Latvia. The contemporary concerts we’ve staged here using the d&b system, even ones where we place modern pop vocalists in front of our orchestra, have proved a great success.”

d&b audiotechnikthe precise constant directivity of the V-Series, with the V-SUBs flown above the main line arrays, gave us absolute pattern control down into the lower frequencies. Yes, the exquisite acoustics of Akustion can be adjusted down to a reverb of one and a half seconds but that does mean the longer wavelengths still need careful management, and for frequencies of 100 Hz and above the sound is open, transparent and completely unfiltered.”

Gors Concert Hall director Diāna Zirnina notes, “All of the contractors have done great work, especially SGS with the sound and lighting, and have made us very proud that we can achieve such things in Latvia. The contemporary concerts we


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