The recently completed integrated live performance hall at Merriam School of Music in Oakville, Ontario, a 100-seat, 1400 SF auditorium coupled with a professional-level recording studio, is outfitted with new RH Series loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz.
The facility was designed by recording studio designer Martin Pilchner of Toronto-based Pilchner-Schoustal International, working with Contact Distribution, the Canadian distributor for Renkus-Heinz.
“Martin and I have worked on a number of projects in the past, and he’s become a fan of the tight, consistent coverage patterns of Renkus-Heinz systems,” explains Bill Coons of Contact Distribution. The facility became one of the first to install the new RH Series, a custom-designed two-way point source loudspeaker system with a dual-wedge angle design and a range of versatile rigging options.
“Bill suggested the signature series RH123, and they turned out to be exactly what we needed in the way of coverage, physical size and price point,” states Pilchner. “They offer great dynamic range, and they’re self-powered so they were easy to integrate.”
A pair of PN212-SUB dual 12-inch subwoofers delivers low-frequency content. “The PN212 subs were also a perfect match for the room—small enough to fit under a low-profile stage, but plenty of headroom,” he adds.
Pilchner reports the system has exceeded expectations. “We knew they would sound good but we were somewhat surprised by just how good,” he says. “The co-entrant HF/MF drivers delivered full range sound and consistent coverage all the way to the very back of the room.” Onstage monitoring is handled by CF121M-2 powered monitor wedges.
Merriam School of Music founder Allan Merriam adds, “When you put a focused and committed performer through quality product, the talent and passion don’t get lost in the technology. The Renkus-Heinz system gives us the clarity and audiophile experience we were looking for. We really have the best sounding small scale performance space in the city.”