Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) delivered a complete L-Acoustics touring system at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi ahead of their first large live event. Etihad Arena is the largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue in the Middle East and is set to bring a wide range of new and exciting events to the capital.
CTME are an Authorised Calibration Centre (ACC) and Certified Provider Install (CPI) for L-Acoustics and one of only three companies in the world to have this privilege, making them the ideal integration provider for this project.
CTME worked closely with L-Acoustics during the modelling of the system based on CAD drawings supplied by the Arena. As the venue will be hosting a wide range of events, the design had to consider multiple configurations to suit various productions from indoor concerts to sporting events and much more.
Craig Harvey, CT’s Systems Integration Project Manager, explains, “CT delivered the L-Acoustics system on behalf of the arena, verified, tested, installed and calibrated the equipment, making sure the system was responding as per the design.”
As part of the L-Acoustics system, CT also installed a delay system consisting of 5 hangs of 6 x KARA, which was designed to work alongside any configuration. The complete L-Acoustics touring audio system consisted of 36 x K2 and 30 x KARA loudspeakers, 12 x K1-SB and 16 x KS28 subs, 11 x LA-RAK II complete with 43 x LA12X Amplified Controllers.
The signal transportation was handled over an Optocore System, and all networking was taken care of with Luminex Switches. Harvey comments, “The networking gave us the capability of being able to transport analogue, AES or AVB signals to all the amplifiers.”
Harvey goes on to say, “CT offers a complete installation service from design and equipment procurement through to installing and configuring the system, providing our clients with high-quality equipment accompanied by professional engineers who understand how to use it and maximise the system potential. Our ability to simulate these system designs before installation allows our clients to visualise the final result before making a purchase.”