L-Acoustics’ Turkish distributor Elit Light&Sound Technologies has reported a growing number of installations and projects in Istanbul utilising the company’s systems.
Technical production companies 911 Music and Pia Stage Technologies worked with Elit to provide all sound and lighting for a concert at new Istanbul venue, Ora Arena, featuring the Buena Vista Social Club and Omara Portuondo.
A system comprised of 12 L-Acoustics KARA WST line source speakers per side was used, along with four L-Acoustics ARCS, ten SB18 and six SB28 subwoofers and 16 112P coaxial loudspeakers as stage monitors, the entire system being driven by ten LA8 amplified controllers, with the exception of the self-powered 112Ps. The high-profile concert featuring the multiple Grammy-winning Cuban band was organised by Turkish event management company Unilife.
Hamid Nejatemin, partner of 911 Music, commented on the sound quality of the system in place for the concert. “The KARA system never disappointed us,” he said. “The 10 degree vertical, 110 degree horizontal angle enabled us to achieve equal sound at every point in the hall. The line array, consisting of 12 KARA per side, created an ‘in your face’ effect even at FOH, 50 meters away. The ARCS also took care of the blind spots.”
Istanbul’s bar-restaurant chain Bistro 33 has also installed L-Acoustics systems into two new premises at 33 Ba dat Street and the Palladium Shopping Mall respectively. Two L-Acoustics 108P coaxial loudspeakers and two SB15P subwoofers have been installed into 33 Ba?dat Street, while Elit has installed four 8XTi coaxial loudspeakers and two SB18i subwoofers, powered by two LA4 amplified controllers, into Bistro 33 at the Palladium Shopping Mall.
Furthermore, Istanbul restaurant Giritli by Theo has opened its doors to the public at Istanbul Suadiye, with an L-Acoustics sound system from Elit. Inspired by the Greek islands and offering cuisine and live music from the Aegean and Crete, in addition to a line up of surprise guest artists, the venue hosts four 8XT coaxial loudspeakers and two SB118 subs powered by LA4 amplifier.