Cirque Hawaii Flies High

NORTHRIDGE, CA-Creative Sound & Lighting Systems recently installed a high-energy sound system at Cirque Hawaii, a Las-Vegas style circus. Located in Waikiki, HI, the venue is a converted IMAX theater, utilizing loudspeakers from several JBL product lines, Crown amplifiers, and dbx processing.

Because of the design challenges in the theater, Creative Sound & Lighting Systems lead technician Jeff Kang and head salesman Eric Agustin envisioned VRX as the main component of the system after the first walk-through meeting with the client. "The vertical seating design of the theater, along with the front truss installed directly over the front row of seats, limited us in weight, drop-down height and usable space," said John Schneck, owner, Creative Sound & Lighting Systems.

To that end, Kang designed a system that features 15 JBL VRX932LA main PA speakers, four JBL SRX728S sub bass speakers, four SRX712M stage monitors, and eight Control 29AV speakers for surround sound. The system is powered by Crown IT amplifiers and is controlled by a dbx 481 DriveRack single space processor. In addition to designing the system, Kang built the racks, installed the wiring of the system, and rigged and tested the loudspeakers.

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