Paris, France - Built in 1901, the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains, located in the suburbs of Paris, is one of the most prestigious casinos in France. A recent refurbishment at the casino's 700-capacity theater included an installation of Electro-Voice's compact linear array system, the XLC.
Label Equip, a sister company of Reflechison, provided the system. Project supervisor Nicolas Granval commented on his choice of EV's XLC: "The theater's technical director was very specific about his needs for the installation. As the system is being used for a large variety of events, from live sound to conferences, it had to match the venue's acoustical specifications and, due to the high-profile reputation of the theater, deliver seamless sound coverage." The system had to combine high-performance, reliability and versatility.
"To conclude the four-month installation project, we worked in parallel with a stage designer, a technical advisor and an acoustician to try several linear array systems. Using EV's LAPS software, we simulated the signal's dispersion angles and measured the venue's acoustical proprieties. In terms of SPL and clarity, the XLC's performance was the most impressive by far."