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CODA Audio ViRAY compact line arrays with SCP sensor controlled subwoofers serve as the primary elements in the system serving the main event space at the new Crown Hill Theatre in Brooklyn.

CODA Audio Deployed At Crown Hill Theatre In Brooklyn

Event space at new venue designed to foster the next generation in entertainment, communications, film and media outfitted with a main system headed by ViRAY compact line arrays with SCP sensor controlled subwoofers.

The new Crown Hill Theatre in Brooklyn, a three-floor space that’s the brainchild of entrepreneur and musician Peter Tulloch, includes a main event space outfitted with a sound reinforcement system headed by CODA Audio components that joins the facility’s studios, co-working spaces and multi-purpose rooms designed to help foster the next generation of young professionals in the worlds of entertainment, communications, film and media.

Tulloch became aware of the loudspeaker brand at the NAMM show in 2019 where he was introduced to Luke Jenks, the managing director of CODA Audio USA. “My immediate reaction to the CODA technology was just ‘woah, this sounds interesting!’ and I asked my front-of-house engineer Derek Prescod to take a listen,” Tulloch says. “He went along to a demo and also attended the Electric Daisy Carnival where CODA had a system at work. He was just as excited as me. Back in New York, I was telling anyone who’d listen just how great this stuff was – now they know!”

As the Crown Hill Theatre project was developing during 2022 he reached out to both Eastern Stage Productions of New York (ESP), CODA’s Northeast US dealer, and CODA Audio USA, for their support in expanding the system for a specific run of pre-launch shows that would demonstrate what could be achieved in the space.

Jenks adds,“There’s a great deal of excitement surrounding the development of the Crown Hill Theatre and what it can mean for the wider community. Through Peter’s vision and determination, this story has developed organically to the point where the venue has attracted the attention of a wide constituency of influential players, more by virtue of its authenticity than any disproportionate commercial support. In this way, it very much aligns with our own efforts to establish the CODA Audio brand in the USA. We very much see ourselves as part of an audiophile ‘community’, where we work from a base of engagement and encouragement toward the next generation of audio professionals. Crown Hill is an important space, with a unique mission, and deserves the best sound from the most versatile system possible. We are thrilled to be involved.”

The permanent installation at Crown Hill Theatre is centered on ViRAY compact line arrays with SCP sensor controlled subwoofers and SC2 bass extensions. The system is supplemented with HOPS12i and HOPS8 point source loudspeakers, with audio power supplied by LINUS14 (3) and LINUS12C DSP amplifiers. CUE TWO and CUE FOUR compact three-way stage monitors complete the install.

“ESP has an extensive inventory of CODA equipment and we worked alongside its skilled team, to design an augmented system able to support the eclectic program,” Jenks explains. “The work carried out at Crown Hill by Bill Danilczyk’s expert team at ESP, who fully understand the quality and versatility of CODA Audio’s next generation technologies, was outstanding, with predictably excellent results that have the community talking.”

Tulloch concludes, “The guys from ESP did an amazing job and had us ready to go in good time for what turned out to be a hugely successful run. The ‘Fun With Friends’ event featuring DJ Puffy was a major success, with another date booked immediately for December, and Soul in the Horn were equally keen to return within weeks. The owner of a major festival in Florida saw and heard enough to book a show, so when the grand opening came around, we were completely confident in our capacity to deliver a stunning audio package for the artists and audience alike.”

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