An L-ACOUSTICS KARA system set up at Ora Arena for a Buena Vista Social Club concert
Technical production companies 911 Music and Pia Stage Technologies worked with Elit to provide all sound and lighting for a concert at new Istanbul venue Ora Arena featuring the Buena Vista Social Club and Omara Portuondo. A main system of 12 L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST line source speakers per side was used along with four L-ACOUSTICS ARCS, 10 SB18 and six SB28 subwoofers, and 16 112P coaxial loudspeakers as stage monitors, the whole system being driven by 10 LA8 amplified controllers apart from the self-powered 112Ps. The prestigious concert featuring the multiple Grammy-winning Cuban band was organized by Turkish event management company Unilife.
According to Hamid Nejatemin, partner of 911 Music, the only option for providing sound quality that would equal the listening experience of the band's recorded music was by using L-ACOUSTICS. "The KARA system never disappointed us," he says. "The 10 degree vertical, 110 degree horizontal angle enabled us to achieve equal sound at every point in the hall. The line array, consisting of 12 KARA per side, created an 'in your face' effect even at FOH 50 meters away. The ARCS also took care of the blind spots."
Also in Istanbul, bar-restaurant chain Bistro 33 has installed L-ACOUSTICS system into two new premises at 33 Bagdat Street and the Palladium Shopping Mall, respectively. Two L-ACOUSTICS 108P coaxial loudspeakers and two SB15P subwoofers have been installed into 33 Bagdat Street, providing a sound ambience to match the chilled out atmosphere, quality and comfort of the new branch. Meanwhile, Elit has installed four L-ACOUSTICS 8XTi coaxial loudspeakers and two SB18i subwoofers, powered by two LA4 amplified controllers, into Bistro 33 at the Palladium Shopping Mall.
L-ACOUSTICS systems at Bistro 33
Finally, Giritli by Theo has opened its doors to the public at Istanbul Suadiye, again with an L-ACOUSTICS sound system from Elit. The brainchild of Theo Kalyoncu, son of leading Turkish singer Fedon, Giritli is inspired by the Greek islands and offers cuisine and live music from the Aegean and Crete, in addition to a line up of surprise guest artists who regularly take the stage. Here, four L-ACOUSTICS 8XT coaxial loudspeakers and two SB118 subs powered by LA4 amplifiers have been installed.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a “total system approach.” L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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