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The Star Performing Arts Centre Adds L-Acoustics K2 to Previously Installed K1 Professional Audio System in 5000-seater Star Theatre The Star Performing Arts Centre Adds L-Acoustics K2 to Previously Installed K1 P...

Concept Systems Technologies support the system upgrade, stepping up from Kara to K2 and LA8 to LA12X amplified controllers

SINGAPORE – March 2024 –For over a decade, The Star Performing Arts Centre has been Singapore’s premier venue for music fans to enjoy live concerts. The Centre’s grand 5,000-seat Star Theatre is especially appreciated for its intimate feel fostered by the design, which places the very last row of seats on the upper circle level at just fifty-six metres from the stage. 

The venue consistently attracts world-class promoters and their artists who prize the venue for its top-notch technology. To maintain their exclusive status and meet the rising demands of live music fans for exclusive shows from iconic global entertainers, The Star Performing Arts Centre’s management recently opted to upgrade the theatre’s L-Acoustics Kara with touring grade K2 professional sound system, delivering the same great clarity with even more headroom to its six-storey, three-tiered audience layout.

“Stepping up to K2 was a natural progression that allows the Centre to maintain the highest production value,” says Gerald Fong, project and sales director at L-Acoustics Certified Partner Distributor, Concept Systems Technologies who led the audio system refurbishment. “When we were approached to consult on the upgrade, I knew that L-Acoustics K2 would deliver ideal power to this emblematic performance hall.”

Leaning on the ability of K2 to serve up to two times the amount of SPL than the Kara, Fong’s team began an upgrade project in October, replacing five Kara down-fill boxes with four K2 per side of the main left-right hangs. The new boxes complement the theatre’s existing 12 K1 speakers per side and 13 Kara speakers of the centre cluster hang, delivering the same L-Acoustics signature sound of pristine clarity as before, with a brand-new oomph. All 25 LA8 amplified controllers have been replaced by 25 LA12X units that drive the entire system.

The new K2 Professional Sound System has already accompanied performances by iconic alternative rock bands such as Suede, Manic Street Preachers and Bloc Party and provided unrivalled live audio for concerts by American singer-songwriter Jack Johnson and British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr to kick off the calendar year. 

“We are pleased with the K2 upgrade. It allows The Star Theatre to continue answering the concert-goer’s call for world-class live shows. This gives us the confidence of tour-level audio from a trusted brand for a diverse range of musical and speech-based performances,” says Mr. Daniel Loh, technical director of The Star Performing Arts Centre.

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