A recent sound reinforcement upgrade at the Kulturcenter Limfjorden in Skive, Denmark — a multipurpose venue that’s served as a cultural hub of the region for more than five decades in presenting entertainment ranging from live concerts, theatrical productions, cinema and more — is headed up by TW AUDiO VERA20 line arrays.
“The goal for Kulturcenter Limfjorden was simple – to find the right sound system to do 99 percent of the shows that come through our concert hall, without the need for renting any external equipment,” explains Anders Holm Hansen of AHX, which takes care of the facility’s technical requirements. “It had to satisfy all of the riders we see for both national and international shows.”
He continues: “The concert hall in Skive is a standard black box venue. We have a capacity of 1,168 people when seated and 1,500 with a mixture of seated and standing. Like a lot of venues of this type, one of the biggest challenges was to achieve uniform, even coverage all the way up to the tribune while of course having minimal low-end spill onto the stage. We cater for all kinds of music, shows and people, and we didn’t want to compromise on quality – we wanted a system that would do it all and do it brilliantly… within budget.”
In 2017, Hansen participated in another project where four different sound reinforcement brands were tested for a smaller, 550-capacity venue in Skive, with a five-box TW AUDiO VERA20 system being implemented. “Since we completed that installation three years ago, I’ve heard nothing but praise and positive feedback from the engineers who visit that venue,” he notes. “So I was confident about using TW AUDiO in Kulturcenter Limfjorden. I was also more than a little curious about how a bigger VERA20 system would perform.”
The resulting system, installed by AHX in collaboration with Danish AV specialist BSA Sound, utilizes left-right hangs each comprised 10 VERA20 elements with 80-degree dispersion and two VERA20 elements with 120-degree dispersion. Low-end extension is courtesy of six S32 subwoofers, while a single 60- x 40-degree T20 enclosure is flown above the stage for center fill. A further six compact C5 enclosures line the lip of the stage to provide discreet front fill.
Power for the main system is delivered by six Lab.gruppen PLM20k44 amplifiers, while the fills are driven by a single PLM12k44. A Lake LM44 facilitates system control and Dante networking.
“In my opinion, TW AUDiO loudspeakers are some of the best you can get in terms of sound to price ratio,” concludes Hansen. “For Kulturcenter Limfjorden we needed a compact box with high SPL and very high audio quality plus the ability to handle some big angles between the boxes to gain the right coverage. We enjoyed a great cooperation with BSA Sound to help us specify the system and after a short demo period it was clear it was the solution we had been looking for, right down to the speed with which TW AUDiO helped us to complete the project.”