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Chinese firsts for QSC, Lawo

PSN-e reports on the first Chinese install for QSC’s WideLine 8 array system and the inaugural East Chinese fit-out for Lawo’s mc²66 console. While the QSC line array was sited at the five-star Hua Sheng Jiang Quan Hotel in Linyi, Shandong province, Zhejiang Radio and Television Group has become the first install customer in East China for a Lawo mc²66.

High quality audio and a discreet appearance were among the factors that informed the selection of the WideLine 8, which was supplied by QSC’s territorial distributor, PCI.

Providing wide 140” horizontal coverage and a compact footprint, QSC WideLine 8 equipment has been installed into the 4,700 sqm multi-purpose hall. The specification comprises 24 WL308s full-range enclosures and eight WL212 subwoofers, with power from QSC’s PowerLight PL3 amplifiers and control from BASIS using Intrinsic Correction technology.

Field support was provided by QSC’s senior concert applications engineer, Jon Graves, and the system has passed all tests successfully.

“The QSC WideLine system has delivered a powerful sound and will provide our customers with a wonderful experience,” said AV system project manager Mr. Liu.

Meanwhile, the Zhejian Radio and Television Group in Hangzhou has transformed its Concert Hall into a multi-purpose theatre and TV studio with HDTV production capability. At the core of the new fit-out is a 40-fader, 144 DSP channel Lawo mc²66 console, which will handle both FOH sound reinforcement and broadcasting output. With the support of an OB van parked outside, the overhauled Concert Hall is now able to manage a 10+2 channel HDTV production.

The console was fitted during a month-long integration project carried out by main contractor New Digital Technology (NDT).

The response from the hall’s audio director, Lai Li, and visiting engineers is said to have been highly positive, while Lawo’s representative in China, Bai Shi, underlined the importance of the Zhejiang TV installation. “This part of China is the most developed, with the biggest cities of Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Suzhou, so this is a very important reference project for Lawo which we hope will influence the big broadcast projects in the region.”