Work Pro Audio, the installation and pro audio division of Equipson, has made a significant inroad into the Chinese market by supplying the country with its first SL210A line array.
The line array has been delivered to Freelancer Production Company, a theatre and event production company that specializes in audio equipment rental to theatres in Hong Kong and touring artists on the mainland China. Since its delivery in September it has already been used at the 3,000-seat Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong for a musical theatre production celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
The SL210A line array was specified by Sound System Designer Camus Chan, director of Equipson’s Hong Kong distributor All Solution Ltd.
He says: “Freelancer Production Company contacted us as a result of a promotion we were running to showcase Work Pro products to the theatre market. We recommended the SL210A system as we felt it best met their requirements. Freelancer Production Company were really impressed with the system, in particular its sound quality, innovative features and price point. They tested the system in our demo facilities and immediately placed an order as they felt the system complemented their existing and extensive audio equipment hire stock.”
Sound designer Wan San Hong, who is the director of Freelancer Production Company, adds: “The SL210A line array is the right size and has the right amount of headroom to service the venues that we most often work with. It is a very great system and fits everything the show requires.”
The SL210A is a bi-amplified line array system that features two class D power amplifiers delivering 1000W of peak power per track. Each enclosure incorporates two 10-inch loudspeakers – one passively filtered to control the directivity in the mid-low range and one compression driver featuring a polymer PM-4 membrane coupled to a 120º Horizontal coverage horn. The system’s frequency range runs from 100Hz up to 18kHz (-10dB) and it is capable of delivering 135dB Peak sound pressure level. Different units can be easily connected to each other and each unit has its interface and controls positioned at the rear of the enclosure, thus allowing users to manually navigate through the menu and the different parameters of the system. Thanks to its DSP, the SL210A line array can be configured to suit a wide variety of applications, from medium to large venues where power, quality and controlled directivity are required through to theatres and concert halls.
The system specified for Freelancer Production Company includes four SL218A subwoofers and 22 SL210A enclosures – 18 for front of house and four for front fill. These loudspeakers all feature built-in DSP and are remotely controlled by ethernet using Work Pro’s dedicated management software.
Following its delivery to Hong Kong, sound engineers from Freelancer Production Company were given hands on training with the system and its software to ensure the best possible results for their clients.