LAIE, Oahu, Hawaii - January 2010 -- Three years and $3 million in the making, Ha: Breath Of Life has now made its premier as the new production staged nightly at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Presented in the redesigned 2,675-seat Pacific Theater, the 90-minute show features over 100 performers -- many of whom are students at neighboring Brigham Young University Hawaii -- an active backdrop of volcanoes, waterfalls and fountains, and a new amplifier and loudspeaker package from L-ACOUSTICS.
Salt Lake City-based Poll Sound was responsible for the design, install, tuning, operator training and follow-up on the system, which now features a wide arc of five L-ACOUSTICS line source arrays, each comprised of five dV-DOSC elements. A total of four dV-SUB enclosures deliver low-end reinforcement throughout the venue, while a delay ring of ten 12XT coaxial enclosures address the upper bowl seating areas. Six LA8 amplified controllers are onsite to drive and provide DSP for the FOH system and subs, with three additional LA4 units powering/processing the delays.
Timothy notes that he was particularly impressed with the performance of the compact dV-SUB enclosures. "When the PCC crew initially saw the dV-SUB, they immediately told me that it wouldn't be nearly enough. But I told them to give them a chance and, once we fired them up, it quickly became obvious as to what a remarkable difference just four of them made. Whereas the bass on the previous show sounded honky and disconnected, the dV-SUB represented an overwhelming improvement in sound and output -- and they're not even close to peaking out."
Since opening its doors in 1963, over 34 million people have visited PCC, making it Hawaii's number one paid attraction. Owned by BYU Hawaii and located in Laie, on the northern part of Oahu, the 42-acre living museum is particularly beloved for its productions like Ha, which combines music, drums, dance, special effects -- including a fire spewing volcano -- and a world-renowned fire knife performance. For more details on PCC and Ha, visit www.polynesia.com.
Poll Sound can also be found online at www.pollsound.com.
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, 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 North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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