Multipurpose Theater in Georgia Employs Versatile Audio System from K-array

The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the historic district in Tybee Island, Georgia (USA), was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base. After closing in the mid 60s, the curtain was raised for the first time in 50 years in September 2015, reborn as a performing arts and movie venue for residents and visitors alike.

A flexible, user-friendly professional audio system was requested from audio visual consultants Michael Gaster + Associates to support a multitude of functions of the historic theater, capable of satisfying the needs of live theater, concerts and cinema. MG+A anticipated the low-profile, yet robust design of K-array’s solutions as a natural fit for the confined theater interior.

Because the facility also serves as a cinema, a 5.1 speaker system was needed and designed to accommodate the sound pressure levels and gain before feedback requirements needed for live concerts and theater. The main Left and Right arrays each consist of one KP102 Python and KP52 half-meter Python loudspeakerwhile the center array employs a KK102 Kobra and one KK52 half-meter Kobra loudspeaker. The surrounds are 2 wall-mounted, half-meter Kobras with a KMT18Ppassive 18” subwoofer each, configured as a cardioid sub array located underneath the front of the stage.

During installation, the client booked a concert performance without the expectation to have the new system installed in time but MG+A worked quickly to fly the speakers, set basic DSP parameters and test the acoustics so in the end, the client was able to utilize its new audio system.

Tybee Okays Funds to Help Stock Theatre

The Tybee Island City Council on Thursday agreed to buy $110,000 worth of equipment for the newly reopened Tybee Post Theater. Council members awarded the $72,000 contract for audio/visual equipment, lighting and sound-absorbing wall panels to the sole bidder, Savannah-based Michael Gaster & Associates.

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