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The New Yun Hall Cultural Art Centre Installed with L-Acoustics Kara II The New Yun Hall Cultural Art Centre Installed with L-Acoustics Kara II...

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Rightway Audio Consultants installs a main system of Kara II with an A Series for the hall’s 1,200-seat theatre in Shanghai


SHANGHAI, China – May 2022 Just 30 kilometers southwest of central Shanghai lies the Songjiang District, home to several indigenous, ancient Chinese cultures for many millennia. During the Ming and Yuan dynasties, great writers and painters who contributed to contemporary Chinese arts and literature were born in Songjiang. As a testament to the district’s deep and long-standing artistic heritage, the newly built Yun Hall Cultural Art Centre has recently opened its doors to share art exhibitions, cultural performances, and scholarly presentations with the community. The Centre was designed by Xing Tonghe from the Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group. Xing’s work is renowned for incorporating symbols of national traditions, history, and culture alongside forward-thinking modern technological concepts. 

Mr. Fang Hongsen, Technical Director of the Poly Theatre Management Co., which manages the 1,200-seat Yun Hall theatre, had high expectations of a new system that would give his team a great level of quality assurance. “Upon completing this project, I expect myself and my team to operate confidently on a new sound system that will allow us to stage world-class performances backed by unmatched technical standards,” says Mr. Fang.

Mr. Fang and his team chose an L-Acoustics Kara II sound system, supplied by local Certified Provider Distributor Rightway Audio Consultants (RAC) and installed by system integrators from Dafeng Co. The Kara II-based sound system was chosen for the Centre to successfully reinforce content from western operas to dramatic theatre plays and symphonic orchestra concerts.

Two left/right hangs of 13 Kara II serve as the front-of-house system, with an array of four A15i boxes in the proscenium’s center to ensure coverage for seats in the middle of the large hall, with four SB18i subwoofers also hanging to deliver the low-end. Additional low-end power is supplied by a ground stack of two SB28 subwoofers on each side of the hall’s stage, and two A15i sit atop each subwoofer stack and act as front-fills. A dozen X4i are embedded across the stage lip and pit for the front-fill. Forty-four X8 enclosures surround the hall strategically to achieve coverage in the rear of the hall on the first floor and balconies on the second and third. A stage monitoring system is made up of ten X12 enclosures.

In January, the Centre opened with an art exhibition and a premiere event in the theatre with the G60 Shanghai Songjiang Spring Festival Concert. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performed traditional Chinese pieces and the event marked the centenary of the founding of the CPC. The Yun Hall Cultural Art Centre plans to stage many more cultural performances, and the success of the project will see it flourish for many years to come.

A representative from system integrators at Dafeng Co. says, “The Yun Hall theatre project ran smoothly, thanks to a great partnership with RAC. They provided a modern, new system along with impeccable service and technical support as an official L-Acoustics partner. This fact alone ensured that the end-user has the assurance that the system will deliver pristine sound for some of the most high-profile performers and clients in Shanghai and China.”

Learn more about Rightway Audio Consultants at www.racpro.net.