AV Asia Pacific Magazine

acoustics

ORDER IN THE HOUSE

ORDER IN THE HOUSE

New (beam steered) sound for the old parliament house. Text:/ Derek Powell Luis Miranda is a man who enjoys his work: “I just love solving problems,” he declares. Luis is an audio consultant with Auditoria, a specialist consultancy whose work covers everything from Live Events (think: Olympics opening ceremonies) to major venue sound systems (think:
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September 11, 2019 Projects

ARUP ABW HAT TRICK

ARUP ABW HAT TRICK

Arup eats its own dog food. Text:/ Derek Powell Last year, the international engineering consultancy firm Arup set its own consultants a challenge by planning an almost simultaneous move for three key regional offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore. The move into new, custom-designed premises was the culmination of an eight-year project to move to
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May 31, 2019 Projects

EV IN MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES TRAINING & CONFERENCE CENTRE

EV IN MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES TRAINING & CONFERENCE CENTRE

For Lebanese systems integrator AMAC Company, overcoming the acoustic challenges that were inherent to The Dome, part of Middle East Airlines’ Beirut-based Training & Conference Center, was the kind of challenge that could only be overcome with experience and superior technology. The Dome is well named; a large multi-purpose space, it extends over an area
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July 25, 2018 News

PRIMACOUSTIC HERCULES IMPACT-RESISTANT PANELS

PRIMACOUSTIC HERCULES IMPACT-RESISTANT PANELS

Primacoustic Hercules are acoustic absorption panels that are designed to withstand the abuse of environments such as gymnasiums, offices, classrooms, and other public occupancy spaces. While most acoustic panels are delicate and susceptible to damage, Hercules will help to reduce reverberation while looking like new after repeated impact. Hercules Impact-resistant panels are manufactured from the
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April 30, 2018 News

ELECTRO-VOICE AT INFOCOMM 2017

ELECTRO-VOICE AT INFOCOMM 2017

The Electro-Voice X12-125F, the flying subwoofer for EV’s X-Line Advance line array family has arrived. Sonically matched with X1 and X2 full-range boxes, X12-125F gets thumping low-end output up and running in the air quickly and safely with the user-friendly Integrated Rigging System. The X12-125F can also be used in ground-stacked configurations, making it a
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June 14, 2017 News

OPERA HOUSE BEGINS JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE RENEWAL

OPERA HOUSE BEGINS JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE RENEWAL

The Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST) will be closed for seven months as the Sydney Opera House prepares to start work on its first major Renewal project replacing the JST’s theatre machinery that has reached the end of its operational life. The $45m JST machinery upgrade has been self-funded by the Opera House to ensure the
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May 11, 2017 News

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

WILLIAMS SOUND NEW SIMULATION SOFTWARE

WILLIAMS SOUND NEW SIMULATION SOFTWARE

Williams Sound introduces the new Digi-Loop Simulation Software – a custom tool created by the company to provide in-depth, realistic modelling and simulation of your venue’s acoustics and loop system performance.  Success is definitely in the details. Digi-Loop Simulation Software will help you visualise how the desired magnetic field fills your space, determine fall off
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December 21, 2016 News

MT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL INSTALLS DUAL-PURPOSE PA

MT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL INSTALLS DUAL-PURPOSE PA

THE VENUE Established in 2003, Mount Annan High School is a co-educational public school in Sydney’s Macarthur region. The school’s motto of ‘Strive, Respect, Cooperate’ supports its culture of developing student leadership and creating a positive impact on the wider community. Mt Annan High School produces a variety of talent from its student body, be
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November 10, 2016 Projects

RENEWAL DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

RENEWAL DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The Sydney Opera House is getting the largest program of upgrades it’s had since it opened in 1973. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, unveiled working designs for the upgrades recently, which includes optimisations in acoustics and improving the accessibility, efficiency and flexibility of the venue’s largest performance space. It’s no
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August 12, 2016 News