Sound Reinforcement

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WHITINSVILLE, MA-The Maxine Theater, a new 580-seat performing arts center located in Valley Center, CA, offers a high-end sound reinforcement system, designed and installed by Quiet Voice Audio, that features EAW AX Series loudspeakers, SB Series subwoofers, as well as MX8750 and DX8 digital processors.

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The Maxine Theater receives coverage from two EAW AX Series loudspeaker arrays flown left and right above the stage, joined by single EAW SB250zP subwoofers.
The sound system design process commenced with an investigation of the site, followed by extensive EASE modeling to help define the best possible loudspeaker locations and angling. Complicating matters, though, were California's strict earthquake codes, which strictly limited loudspeaker location options.

"Given the desired performance of the system, we needed loudspeakers that would support our sound pressure level criteria, and they needed to be pretty much bulletproof, able to withstand being overdriven by amateur operators. All of these factors led us to the EAW AX Series," explained Jon Bart, president of Quiet Voice Audio.

Complete coverage throughout the room is provided by two arrays, each comprised of dual AX364 full-range loudspeakers flown side by side. These three-way loudspeakers, offering a 60-degree by 45-degree coverage pattern, are located at stage left and right, about 30 feet above the floor. Flown about 10 feet behind each array, and bolstering the low-end output provided by the full-range loudspeakers, are EAW SB250zP subwoofers, each featuring dual 15-inch cone drivers in a vented cabinet. For events requiring even more horsepower, dual EAW SBX220 subwoofers, complete with casters, can be rolled on stage.

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From left, Quiet Voice Audio's David Henk, Jon Bart, and Barry DeHart at the theater.
The full-range portion of the output equation can be further bolstered with the addition of EAW JFX560i compact two-way loudspeakers, which can be placed atop each SBX220 subwoofer.

An EAW MX8750 digital signal processor is mounted backstage with the system power amplifiers. Quiet Voice Audio began with EAW's recommended AX Series settings, and then slightly tailored them especially for the Maxine Theater during the tuning and optimization process.

To further meet the ease of system use goal, Quiet Voice utilized two rack-mounted EAW Commercial DX8 digital processors, which provide easy access to pre-programmed, onboard memory presets. "The DX8s are applied to the most commonly used microphone channels, and have optimized settings saved as 'digital snapshots' that can be easily recalled," Bart said.

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