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Uniline Selected for Performing Arts Centre Near Paris


First inaugurated in November 2000, the centre d’art et de culture in Meudon on the southwestern outskirts of Paris is an important part of the local cultural landscape. The 495-seat theatre offers an extremely varied program throughout the year, including cinema, and consequently welcomes over 55,000 spectators annually.

After ten good years, it was deemed necessary to replace the existing APG sound system. Samuel Songis, production manager at Meudon performing arts and culture centre, had no hesitation in going back to APG to see what they could offer.
 
“We had ten years of great service from our trusty APG DS15s which were flown in pairs from the proscenium arch. They’ve always performed exceptionally well, apart from the more rock ‘n’ roll shows where, it has to be said, they lacked a bit of power and dynamic, especially for the vocals,” commented Songis.

“That said, rock ‘n’ roll was never meant to be the principal application for DS15s, and they performed impeccably for everything else, so it was perfectly logical to go back to APG to see what they’d been cooking over the last ten years.”
 
AV integrators D6BEL, who have been working with Meudon for a number of years, assisted by APG’s product manager Matthieu Delquignies, organised a demo of the Uniline compact line array system in the theatre. “The results were more than satisfactory,” confirmed Songis.

“The sound was homogenous across the spectrum, and the horizontal and vertical coverage was extremely impressive. In fact, it gave us everything we’d been missing with the old DS15s in a room that is as wide as it is deep like we have here. The demo was entirely conclusive for us, and convinced us to continue our relationship with, and investment in APG. I’m also delighted to be encouraging French technology in their home market, although it’s easy when the quality is as good as this.”
 
The full system comprises four UL210 mid/hi cabinets and two UL115B bass cabinets per side, flown from the proscenium arch, and two SUB238S subs beneath the stage. A pair of DS15s (one per side) act as side fills supplemented by four APG DS8s for front fill. A further four DS8s are deployed as balcony fills on a delay.

Processing is courtesy of three APG DMS26 digital system processors and amplification from Lab.gruppen C Series amplifiers. The monitor system utilizes six DS15s, four DS15Rs and four APG Micro Series MC24 loudspeakers designed specifically for vocal reinforcement.

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