Nov 20, 2012 10:51 AM
The $2.4 billion Revel casino resort in Atlantic City is an impressive sight, with its gleaming 47-story tower, more than 1,000 rooms, and 130,000 square feet of gaming floor. Montreal-based Scéno Plus installed Meyer Sound systems in Revel’s Ovation Hall, the Social theatre and nightclub, and exclusive lounge and gaming areas.
“We knew Ovation would be a multi-purpose venue, so we looked for solutions that would be easy to manage in various configurations,” says Simon Leonard, who headed the Scéno Plus AV design team. “We also needed a system that was reliable, rider friendly, and with exceptional fidelity to make artists seem ‘up close and personal.’ So it was logical to go with Meyer Sound.”
To cover Ovation Hall’s wide seating arc, the system employs three main arrays of 12-each MICA line array loudspeakers. Two stage-side VIP boxes are covered by four MSL-4 and two DF-4 loudspeakers, while eight UPQ-1P loudspeakers and M1D line array loudspeakers supply out and front fills, respectively. Prodigious bass pulses through 20 700-HP subwoofers. The system can be rematrixed and optimized for five different room configurations via presets in a Galileo loudspeaker management system comprising six Galileo 616 processors (five analog and one AES3 digital).
“The Galileo global snapshots are very easy to set,” Leonard says. “Galileo is a great tool for a hall like this, where it’s all about programmability.”
The AV systems in all Scéno Plus-designed areas in Revel were engineered and installed by Columbia, Md., office of AVI-SPL, with project management by LD Parker and project engineering by Stephanie Bryl and Jeff Vogt.
Revel patrons seeking free entertainment gather at The Social, a 700-capacity theatre and show bar that hosts live music early in the evening and converts to a dance club later in the night. The reconfigurable system deploys a total of 37 Meyer Sound UPQ-1P, UPQ-2P, UPM-1P, and UPJunior VariO loudspeakers, plus four 700-HP subwoofers.
Meyer Sound systems also lend extra musical flair to the ocean-view Ultra Lounge and two other areas on the gaming floor. Thirteen miniature MM-4 loudspeakers and three M1D-Sub subwoofers are installed in the Ultra Lounge, eight UPM-1P and a 500-HP subwoofer in the Immersive Dome, and 12 UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and four 500-HP subwoofers in the DigiPit.
PRODUCT AT WORK
Meyer Sound MICA
The self-powered MICA line array loudspeaker brings the high output and smooth, extended high-frequency response of the MILO family of loudspeakers to a smaller package with broad 100-degree horizontal coverage. MICA has a peak output of 138dB SPL and is ideal for touring, rental, and fixed installation applications.