A brand new Alcons LR7 audio system has been installed in the refurbished Vasateatern in Stockholm
First opened in 1887, Stockholm’s Vasateatern, the 1000-capacity theatre closed in 2010 as Scandic Hotels began transforming the surrounding block of buildings into its new flagship hotel, the Scandic Grand Central.
Leading Swedish systems integrator Electrosound has done the sound design and installation at a number of Scandic hotels, including the Scandic Grand Central complex.
The Alcons LR7 system includes a main PA of 20 flown LR7, two flown QB363 bass units, four ground-stacked BF302 MK2 subs and a flown centre cluster of three more LR7.
Two Alcons SR9 and two more QB363 take care of mid-high front fills, with two VR12s for stage fills. Eight more SR9 cover the under-balcony seats and 16 CCS8 are used for a surround system – largely for sound effects, but available for use with movies if needed. The system is powered by Sentinel3 and Sentinel 10 amplified loudspeaker controllers.
All audio is distributed over a Dante network, mainly by a Bose ESP system and TiMax T2 surround effect processor. A Focusrite Rednet D16 seamlessly interfaces between the Sentinel units and the Dante network, also taking care of incoming AES connections.
“The rebuilt Vasateatern is a fantastic room. As an important part of Scandic’s flagship hotel, its audio system had to be of exceptional quality. The Alcons system has made a big difference to the experience for audiences for theatre, live music, DJ sets, conferences and presentations,” said Electrosound’s Brollan Söderström. “Everyone loves how it sounds in there – engineers, visitors, performers… they are all really impressed with the quality and coverage.”
Added Samuel Laulajainen of Scandic Hotels: “When I talk to promoters, agents and artists they say we have the best sound quality in Stockholm for venue this size. In six months we have transformed the theatre into one of the most popular venues for live music, shows and conferences, thanks in no small part to a fantastic audio system!”