London's Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured buildings, recognisable the world over. It is a registered charity and operates without any public subsidy. Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists. Today over 350 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year which include performances of classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock and pop, dance, opera, comedy, tennis, film premières and award ceremonies. Audiences of well over a million are entertained at the Hall each year and many millions more around the world enjoy the Hall experience through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
With a world class venue as prestigious as the Royal Albert Hall, it only seems fair that Sound By Design's partnership as preferred audio supplier means it should deliver a world class PA system. This is the attitude it has always maintained, providing audio support to over a hundred and forty shows a year including the world renowned BBC Proms season. With this in mind, Sound By Design has constantly strived to perfect its services in what can be a difficult venue for many suppliers.
Building upon the gallery delay and remote monitoring system upgrades in December 2010, Sound By Design has now added two Meyer Sound 700-HP sub woofers to the flown array in a cardioid dispersion pattern. This configuration ensures even coverage throughout the auditorium whilst allowing the maximum amount of rejection towards the stage. It also ensures that regular gig goers are not short changed over the bottom-end coverage in the higher seats in the circle and tiers, and feel the punch just as much as if they were sitting in the stalls. Indeed, coupled with the Meyer Sound M1D subs placed under stage for near-fill coverage, Sound By Design has managed to provide its best solution yet for low end coverage in the venue which has no bias depending on where you sit.
The front-fill system has also been re-designed, with the UPA-1Ps and UPM-1Ps being replaced with six Meyer Sound M1D cabinets as standalone boxes for front-fill coverage, and another pair as stalls fills. The standardisation of all the main flown and ground-stacked cabinets to Meyer M-Series curvilinear array cabinets helps for a cleaner and more detailed sounding system ensuring that not one seat in the house has cause to complain about the audio.
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