Iranian concert venue Milad Hall has been fitted with L-Acoustics speaker systems to allow even audio coverage to reach each member of the audience.
Designed and installed by L-Acoustics’ Iranian distributor Farasout Negar, the 2,000-seater venue in Tehran had previously struggled to get full audio coverage out to the entire audience, as the auditorium's central elevation obscures the sound from the main hangs of the PA being heard by people sitting towards the rear.
The L-Acoustics system addresses these issues by using a combination Kara and ARCS WiFo for both the main and delay system, with the main system covering the area before the central elevation, and the delay covering the seating towards the rear.
“Our design was up against three other systems, all of which are very good, but it was the great speech intelligibility, warmth and natural sound of the L-Acoustics system that were the deciding factor in the venue’s final choice," said Mehdi Ariyaeinezhad, sales manager at Farasout Negar.
Milad Hall is the only venue in the city of Tehran that is permitted to host pop concerts. The L-Acoustics update has been praised by Iranian pop star Mohammed Alizadeh who said he felt a "great change in the hall" and that the sound is now "perfect".
Working with L-Acoustics application engineer Nicolas Bertin and using L-Acoustics' Soundvision 3D acoustic simulation programme, Farasout Negar designed a system comprising main hangs of six Kara left and right of the stage, plus two SB18i subwoofers on each side, which deliver even coverage for the front of the auditorium, with four 12XT providing outfill.
“Working with Soundvision not only means that we can precisely predict parameters such as SPL, it’s also a great help when it comes to calibrating the system,” Mehdi added. “This saves us a lot of time during the design process and means that we can be certain that we will achieve the right results when the system is installed.”