- WOODINVILLE, WA-A new sound reinforcement system recently implemented at the Stadium Theatre in downtown Woonsocket, RI is headed by a Mackie Onyx 4880 house mixing console.
Positioned at the house mix position on the main floor, the 48-channel Mackie Onyx 4880 console was selected for the Stadium Theatre in downtown Woonsocket, RI.
The new system was implemented by ATR/Treehouse of nearby Providence, RI, with input and support from Stadium Theatre tech director Dan Peloquin as well as Mary Cook, Scott Jordan, and Joe Fustolo of the EAW Application Support Group.
Positioned at the house mix position on the main floor, the 48-channel Mackie Onyx 4880 console was selected for a variety of reasons.
The console had to be operator friendly while still meeting rider expectations. "In general, this system is very easy to operate," noted Peloquin, "and the Mackie console is just right, simple yet great-sounding."
The console accommodates productions that wish to utilize their own outboard effects and other processing gear. In addition, the Onyx board's ample inputs are handy for things like expanding the number of wireless microphone systems, exemplified by a recent production where 10 extra units were rented so that every performer could be outfitted with his/her own system.
The new house system also features left and right main clusters made up of EAW AX396 full-range loudspeakers and AX122 subwoofers providing stereo coverage, with a single AX396 also mounted centrally at the stage proscenium to provide voice/spoken word reinforcement. All loudspeakers in the system are driven by EAW Commercial CAZ Series power amplifiers, with processing supplied by an EAW MX8750 digital signal processor.