First up was the newly refurbished Hubert Campus Center at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, where North American Theatrix (NAT) was appointed to deliver a new audio system for the Behan Community Room, a large, multi-function space that hosts a range of events. This relatively low-ceilinged space that can comfortably seat more than 300 required a flexible system to support both speech and music reinforcement. Further, it needed sufficient power to obtain the necessary throw while simultaneously being discreet in order to maintain sightlines.
To meet these requirements, NAT deployed CODA Audio N-APS compact arrayable loudspeakers equipped with proprietary Dynamic Airflow Cooling (DAC) designed to improve heat dissipation as well as enhance power handling and maximum SPL capability. The small-scale system required just two N-APS loudspeakers for mains flown on each side of the stage, each set accompanied by an N-SUB subwoofer at the top of the array.
Next was a project at Lennie and John de Csepel Theater at Sacred Heart Greenwich (Greenwich, CT), an independent college-preparatory school. The medium-sized venue hosts a busy and ambitious program of events presenting a full range of speech and music reinforcement demands. As with the previous project, aesthetics and maintaining sightlines were also a priority.
The choice for this space was CODA Audio APS, the larger sibling of N-APS system, selected in part due to flexibliity in dispersion while offering the ability to obtain consistently even coverage. NAT installed a single APS60 and APS90 per side (in white) with a further three CODA HOPS8 loudspeakers (optimized for nearfield applications) for stage monitoring, as well as a single U4-Sub to bolster low-frequency response. This highly compact, discreet and elegant solution satisfied the brief with plenty of headroom to spare.
“The systems designed by NAT for these applications perfectly illustrate how our range of loudspeakers can meet very specific requirements without sonic or aesthetic compromise,” states Luke Jenks, managing director of CODA Audio USA. “All of the systems in our range are designed to be used independently or in conjunction with each other to best cater for the demands of a given setting. In the hands of expert specialist integrators like NAT, who are accustomed to working with the very best available products, our range comes into its own as a driver of quality, customer satisfaction and ultimately, better business. CODA has raised the bar for modern, cutting-edge audio solutions, and leading integrators are clearly taking note.”