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2,200-seat Canadian Theatre, Audio System Upgrade

Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON Canada

The 2,200-seat Hamilton Place Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Canadian venue renowned for its outstanding acoustics, recently underwent a much-needed audio systems upgrade to replace the 15-year-old system previously installed. With Lab.gruppen’s D Series amps integrated with Dante audio networking, a brand new, cutting-edge audio system was successfully implemented, and made the venue more flexible and competitive for modern performances.

Owing to changes in the entertainment industry, the 2,200-seat Hamilton Place Theatre’s audio system has been upgraded substantially, and now boasts a rig driven exclusively by Lab.gruppen amplifiers.

“The previous system was installed roughly 15 years ago,” said Mike Stewart, head of audio at Hamilton Place. “More bands tour without full production now, and while the old system provided decent coverage, we needed something that would provide more output, tighter sound, and make the venue more flexible and competitive.”

The original design called for Kling & Freitag (K&F) loudspeakers and Lab.gruppen amps, but it wasn’t until Lab.gruppen’s D Series amps were released that Stewart and Calvin Roy, vice president of product sales/integration at Soundbox Pro realised how good a fit D Series was for the venue’s needs. “We worked closely with K&F and Lab.gruppen to develop the design,” Roy revealed, “and chose the new D Series amps because they integrated Dante Audio Networking.”

Dante has enabled the venue to reuse existing cabling infrastructure, keeping the project cost effective and speeding up install time.

In total four D Series D 80s drive the under balcony speakers, L/R house fills and front fills, while eight D 200s power the line array and subs. Additionally, three PLM 12K44 amps drive the monitor system.

Lab.gruppen D Series delivers Dante to Hamilton Place Theatre

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