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Sun Valley Pavilion Gets Technical Upgrade

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In preperation for its forthcoming summer season, the Sun Valley Pavilion has upgraded their audio with a brand new sound system.

Designed by Mary Cook, senior consultant in the Audio & Video Systems Group at JaffeHolden Acoustics, the new rig is anchored by three clusters of five Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeakers. Each MILO array driven separately by a Galileo loudspeaker management system: two MILO 60 cabinets on top; two standard MILO 90 cabinets in the middle; and a single MILO 120 expanded coverage cabinet on the bottom. Each main array also incorporates a 700-HP subwoofer.

The balance of the system, driven by a second Galileo system, comprises two CQ-2 loudspeakers for the side terraces and eight compact UPM-2P loudspeakers for frontfill. The entire audio reinforcement system, including a Yamaha PM5D house console, was provided by Pro Media/UltraSound of Hercules, Calif. and installed under the supervision of project manager, Jim Kinkella.

According to Cook, Meyer Sound's MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction program was a helpful tool in configuring the arrays, and contributed to the superb audience experience at the symphony's inaugural concert. "From front to back, I was very happy with what I heard," Cook reports. "We received nothing but compliments on how it sounds throughout the pavilion."

The 1,500 capacity Pavilion debuted on August 8 of this year and among other events such as visit by touring artists and corporate events, it will serve as the home of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers