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Wallmans Oslo Receives Full VUE al-Class Upgrade

avon and VUE deliver soaring highs for popular Oslo dinner theater

June 21st, 2018 – Escondido, Ca. 

Highly regarded as one of the largest and most popular dinner shows in Norway, Wallmans Oslo offers an immersive dining and entertainment experience that includes a nightly gourmet four-course dinner, nine different performances, and a lively after-show party. When it came to upgrading the venue’s audio system, Technical Manager Raymond Hem reached out to VUE’s Scandinavian distributor, and premiere Oslo-/Trondheim-based system designer, avon, to specify a new solution.

“Many customers attempt to influence installs with their knowledge of home audio, but Raymond is a highly regarded FOH technician with more than 4000 shows at Wallmans, 2entertain and other venues throughout Norway,” explained avon’s lead system designer and co-founder, Edgar Andraa Lien. “Raymond is a true pro audio guy who knows exactly what needs to be changed, added or adjusted, without being distracted by details that simply burn time and energy.”

The goals for the Wallmans audio update were fairly straightforward: deliver concert-grade sound quality that would appeal to the growing roster or discerning talent and guests, offer exceptional fidelity with ample headroom and low frequency extension to address a broad mix of music styles, and be up and running in time for the unveiling by May 2018.

Drawing upon numerous prior successes with VUE’s al-Class line arrays, the avon solution consists of left and right hangs of six, mid-format al-8 elements each. The avon team incorporated custom fly bars to save both weight and space. A total of three VUE al-8SB subwoofers are stage-stacked for low-frequency support. Front fill and out fill coverage comes courtesy of seven VUE a-10 full range systems, with an additional four VUE i-8 compact full range systems providing delay.

Line arrays, subs and support speakers are all powered by a total of five VUEDrive V6-d Series Systems Engines. Both Dante and analog signals are fed to the VUEDrive units from a Soundcraft Vi-3000 console at FOH. All 30 V6 output channels are in use, with full user control available form the front panel of the rackmount VUEDrive units, or remotely via iPad or Mac.

Wallmans all-VUE solution has been up and running for just over a month, and feedback so far has been universally positive.
“The VUE speakers offer so much detail that my mix really comes to life,” remarked FOH technician Sigmund “Sigge” Rønning. “The al-8 is virtually invisible to my ears. It has a wide-open voice that allows me to place the source of the sound right where I want it in the mix. I’m free to create an experience where sound is coming from something on stage, rather than from a speaker hanging above or to the side of the stage. I have never experienced anything like this before.”

Technical manager Raymond “Ray” Hem added, “With great help from avon, we now have a speaker system that covers all 600 seats equally. The transition between top and sub is just amazing. I wanted a system with better definition in the low end than before, and I must say that VUE delivers way beyond my expectations.”

Video interview by Wallmans audio crew Raymon Hem and Sigmund Rønning.
Hosted byavons Edgar Andraa Lien.
Recorded and edited by Anders Olsen Monitor Magasin Norge
(Published on Sep 12, 2018) 

Sigmund “Sigge” Ronning (Wallmans Crew), Edgar “Eddie” Lien (avon Crew), and Raymond “Ray” Hem (Wallmans Crew)
About avon
True to their slogan “When Quality Matters,” avon offers products, installation and advice to create tailor-made sound solutions for a wide range of customers across Norway. The company specializes in systems for concert sound, restaurants and clubs, conference rooms, churches, meeting rooms and schools. In addition to audio, avon has significant experience installing control systems, AV equipment and lighting. avon employees have expertise in many fields including, acoustics, EASE, Dante, IRISNet, Smaart, SystemVUE and Systune. They provide the highest quality and the industry’s absolute best solutions and products. avon is the exclusive importer for VUE Audiotechnik for the entire Nordic region. For more information about avon: www.avonlyd.no

 

 

“The al-8 is virtually invisible to my ears. It has a wide-open voice that allows me to place the source of the sound right where I want it in the mix. I’m free to create an experience where sound is coming from something on stage, rather than from a speaker hanging above or to the side of the stage. I have never experienced anything like this before.”
– Sigmund “Sigge” Rønning, Wallmans FOH technician

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