VUE Delivers A+ Performance at Calvin Performing Arts Theater

al-4 provides professional theater-grade-sound to 700-seat multi-purpose facility

April 30th, 2018 – Escondido, Ca. 

When the Calvin Christian School set out to construct a new performing arts center, school leaders hoped to achieve something far greater – they wanted a facility that would nurture the creative gifts of its students while enabling the inspirational delivery of the spoken word. Situated on the School’s 25-acre campus in Escondido, Ca., the new 10,000 square-foot facility was designed to support large-scale play productions, live music and worship services with a variety of content.

With sound quality at the top of their list, school leaders tapped Fallbrook, California’s Quiet Voice Audio (“QVA”) to provide complete audio system design and installation services for their new space. For Calvin Christian, QVA’s undeniable track record and impressive portfolio spoke for itself. Notable QVA installations include the California Performing Arts Center, Broadway Theater and the House of Blues, to name just a few. San Diego Stage and Lighting was also brought in to provide acoustic consultation and treatment.

As QVA CEO Jon Bart explains, the VUE line array was the obvious front-runner once the space and performance goals were fully vetted. “At an early design meeting, we asked the team to calibrate the sound coverage they wanted to achieve. Did they want another good-sounding generic design? Or, did they want to step up to a higher end theatrical or live-performance system? They chose the latter, and that decision led directly to the VUE al-4. There are only a few manufacturers who offer compact line arrays for small to medium-sized venues. I knew the VUE al-4 could easily deliver the big-league acoustic performance they wanted while hitting their size and budget goals.”

According to Bart, his confidence in the VUE line arrays–and the al-4 specifically — began several years ago when a local demo led to a chance meeting with VUE Design Chief Michael Adams.

“Being local, we’ve attended several impressive VUE demonstrations over the years and always leave very impressed. But having the opportunity to hear Mike Adams explain the science behind the al-4 was very motivating. There’s a genuine uniqueness to the VUE formula that’s like nothing else out there. Our confidence was further bolstered when we installed the al-4s in the challenging acoustic environment at St. Gregory Church in San Diego. The results were simply excellent.”

Bart continued, “With each new experience, the al-4 delivers transparent, 3-dimensional audio with a defined dispersion pattern. Perhaps even more importantly — particularly with multi-purpose venues like the Calvin theater — the al-4s are very linear in response when used at lower SPLs during plays and spoken word, yet perform equally as well at higher SPLs as well. In short, they seem to take pretty much anything we throw at them and make it sound good.”

QVA’s final design for the Calvin Christian School includes dual, ten-element VUE al-4 arrays at the left and right of the main stage. A pair of VUE al-4SB Flyable Subwoofers are integrated into the top of each array in an endfire configuration for maximum impact. VUE’s versatile flybar makes integration of the subs and line array elements visually seamless.

All power and processing for the arrays and subs come courtesy of four VUEDrive V4 Systems Engines. A single VUE h-12W high definition full range systems with onboard VUEDrive electronics provides center fill.

Following a comprehensive onboarding from QVA’s Project Manager Barry DeHart, and System Training Tech Mike Bart, Calvin’s audio team has universally embraced the new system. “They’re all very excited about the sound quality and how even the coverage is throughout the theater,” says Bart.

More importantly, following the successful completion of several plays, live music performances and campus-wide public addresses, feedback from students, parents, and faculty have been equally high. “It’s literally been one compliment after another,” concludes Bart. “These results are surely a testament to a great product and a great team. It was a genuine pleasure working with Calvin’s Project Supervisors Jeff Cooper, Terry Kok and Frank Steidl. They just get it.”

About Quiet Voice Audio (“QVA”)

A VUE specifier and installer since 2016, Fallbrook, Ca.- based Quiet Voice Audio (“QVA”) specializes in church and commercial sound systems. Founded in 1995, QVA has provided sound system evaluations, consultation, design, equipment sales, and professional installations from single piece upgrades to complete turn-key sound systems. QVA also provides acoustic design and treatments and hearing assist systems, both RF and loop systems. QVA services hundreds of traditional and contemporary music churches. Commercial accounts include Legoland California, museums in Balboa Park, House of Blues, Moonlight Theater design, Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Julian Theater, Broadway Theater, California Performing Arts Center, Oceanside Art Museum, Madame Tussauds, corporate bands, and city government conferencing centers to name a few.

 

 

“Having the opportunity to hear Mike Adams explain the science behind the al-4 was very motivating. There’s a genuine uniqueness to the VUE formula that’s like nothing else out there. Our confidence was further bolstered when we installed the al-4s in the challenging acoustic environment at St. Gregory Church in San Diego. The results were simply excellent.”

 -Jon Bart, Quiet Voice Audio CEO 


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