Dual Meyer systems at Casino du Liban
6 July 2012
Lebanon - When Lebanon's Casino du Liban celebrated its grand re-reopening back in 1996, the opulent gaming resort entertained visiting jet-setters in two completely remodeled venues-both featuring Meyer Sound technology. Between 2009 and earlier this year, another technical upgrade project equipped the 1,200-capacity Théâtre du Liban with Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeakers and furnished the cabaret-style 600-seat Salle des Ambassadeurs with new M'elodie line array loudspeakers.
"After hundreds of successful shows, I had no thoughts of replacing the old systems with anything other than Meyer," says Tony Khoury, who has been head audio engineer at Casino du Liban since 1996. "I wanted newer technology but with the same natural sound quality and amazing reliability. In 16 years, I had zero loudspeaker failures. That made me a Meyer Sound believer."
Both systems were designed by Khoury, in consultation with Meyer Sound Design Services, using the MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction program. For the two-level Théâtre du Liban, Khoury plotted a configuration with seven-per-side MICA line arrays each flown under a 600-HP subwoofer, with additional deep bass from dual ground-stacked 700-HP subwoofers. Four M1D line array loudspeakers and five UPM-1P loudspeakers supply front fill and balcony delay respectively, with everything tied together by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor.
In Salle des Ambassadeurs, the newer of the two rigs deploys seven-per-side M'elodie line array loudspeakers along with twin UPQ-2 loudspeakers as a center cluster, four UPJunior VariO loudspeakers for left and right side-fill, 10 M1D loudspeakers for underbalcony-fill, two 700-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 processor. This system was provided and installed by Beirut-based Prolites in early 2012.
"The new line arrays have given me much more headroom, and even better uniformity of levels and imaging throughout the rooms," states Khoury. "Since we completed the installation at Salle des Ambassadeurs, we've had seven concerts and all the bands were surprised by the punch of the system and the clarity of instrumental sounds."
The prior Meyer Sound systems utilized a variety of legacy loudspeakers, including UPA-1C, MSL-2A, USW-1, and 650-R subwoofers. Both rooms are still making good use of the existing stage monitoring systems, with each comprising legacy USM-1 non-powered monitors and MTS-4A self-powered loudspeakers for side fill. The upgrade programme also furnished three new Midas PRO6 consoles: one at each FOH mix and one at monitor in Salle des Ambassadeurs.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean about 20 miles from Beirut, Casino du Liban originally opened in 1959. Thirty years later, beleaguered by years of factional strife in Lebanon, the casino was forced to close. After a $50m complete reconstruction, the elegant resort reopened in 1996.
Related Stories from LSi Online
18 April 2013
USA - Mohegan Sun, one of New England's top destinations, has purchased a number of Clay Paky GlowUp portable, battery-powered luminaries. Located in Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun offers gaming in three ... More >>
21 March 2013
UK - The Phoenix School in Peterborough recently hosted their annual charity ball. The theme this year was Spencer's Red Velvet Ball and the evening was supported by Pearce Hire with a striking production and ... More >>
20 March 2013
USA - Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage. The Joint is an ... More >>
19 March 2013
UK - Willow SoundVision, a specialist integrator of audio visual systems and digital media solutions, has recently completed the audio and video installations for The Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square, ... More >>
18 March 2013
Switzerland - A new permanent audio system structured around the Meyer Sound Mina line array loudspeaker is destined to bring even greater versatility to City Casino Basel. Part of Switzerland's cultural landscape ... More >>
Lighting Technology Chicago 2017 (1-2 February 2017)
ProSound + Light Guangzhou (22-25 February 2017)
Page 24: The Tanglewood amphitheatre the Koussevitzky Music Shed first opened in 1938 in 1959 the acoustic was modified
Page 11: appointed CPC as its exclusive distribution partner for the UK Established in 1959 Carlsbro introduced over
Page 18: of instruments from the pioneering Pani PEF system 1959 to the Pancan 1981 a forerunner of many current
Page 26: at the 1959 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in America, cart machines - the first called
Page 20: in Heilbronn, Germany. Beyer took over as managing director of the company on his father’s death in 1959
Page 32: the experience and my career in theatrical lighting began Kenderdines first professional job was in 1959 I
Page 25: . Introduced by Kliegl in 1959, the Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) dimmer succeeded the thyratron dimmer
Page 26: ’ stands for ‘light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation’ - but back in 1959, before
Page 12: the manufacturer of radiolinked lighting dimmers and Lux Control 44 1959 563449 manufacturer of lighting
Page 76: to be like this or did I fill in a box on the form before I hit Liverpool in 1959 that said ‘tick here if you
Related Videos from LSi's Video Hub
We were unable to find relevant videos, but please visit LSi's Video Hub for our industry video content, such as product demos, training, interviews, backstage, seminars, events and more...