A multi-million zloti rebuild and restoration saw the Capitol Theatre in the Polish city of Wroclaw reopen in September with a comprehensive Yamaha audio system at its heart.
The extensive restoration sees the venue now feature main and secondary auditoriums, four rehearsal rooms, and a recording studio all connected by a Dante audio network.
Installed by electroacoustic specialist M.Ostrowski, the main auditorium features two Yamaha CL3 digital consoles at FOH, a CL5 at the monitor position, and six R-series I/O units. The secondary auditorium features a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital console fitted with MY16-AUD Dante interface card and two further R-series I/O units.
The rehearsal rooms are each equipped with an LS9-16 digital console, fitted with a MY16-AUD and one R-series I/O unit, while the recording studio has a DM2000 digital console, six MY16-AUD, and a computer running Steinberg Nuendo 6 software.
“The theatre started using Yamaha equipment when the 02R console was introduced and subsequently used DM2000s,” said Pawel Zachanowicz, application engineer for Yamaha Music Europe. “The technical staff know Yamaha equipment very well and they trust its stability and reliability. In 14 years use they have never had a single problem with it.”
A major advantage that the new system delivers is the Dante networking’s flexibility. Any or all of the spaces can be linked – for example the studio can record performances from any stage or rehearsal room, performances can be monitored from any of the rehearsal rooms and so on.
“The technical staff have the reassurance that the system will work reliably at all times, but they have also the new experience of Dante networking making complex setups very straightforward,” said Pawel. “In delivering such a flexible and high quality audio installation, we are reflecting exactly what has happened with the building itself.”