Cavatina Hall achieves communication excellence with Electro-Voice and Dynacord
Poland – An extensive sound system from Electro-Voice and Dynacord was installed in Cavatina Hall. Located in the historic and bustling town of Bielsko-Biała, among the Beskydy Mountains in southern Poland, the six-story building has over 9,000 square meters of prime office space, a recording studio state-of-the-art, a chamber music hall and a majestic concert hall with a capacity of 1,000 seats. The venue itself is owned by leading Polish development company Cavatina and is the first private and funded concert hall in Poland.
As a large, multi-purpose facility, Cavatina Hall needed a complete solution to cover PA in its various areas. This had to be flexible enough to meet the different needs of office workers and theatergoers and led Audio Plus, the company responsible for the coordination and co-designers of the solution, to look to the extensive Electro-Voice portfolio. and Dynacord.
The heart of this solution is Dynacord’s electronics, with an MXE5 matrix mixing engine alongside an IPX10:8 power amplifier. IPX multi-channel amplifiers are dedicated to fixed installations and offer sophisticated loudspeaker processing. IPX also includes Dynacord’s unique Variable Load Drive (VLD) technology. For each channel, the user can determine whether Low-Z or High-Z 70V/100V speakers are powered without the need for an output transformer via direct drive technology. IPX10:8 was the perfect choice for this project due to its ability to leverage this technology across eight channels.
“IPX 10:8 is at the heart of the audio system; we wanted something that was technically optimal in terms of control and this amp allows each channel to be controlled individually, as well as analog inputs from Dante and OCA via the OMNEO network inputs, it’s a very flexible solution for us” , explains Stanisław Mielczarek, technical support engineer, Audio Plus. “The MXE5 was chosen because it is a universal processor that complements other Cavatina Hall systems via SONICUE Sound System software. It fits perfectly into this type of project, allowing us to have full control of the entire signal routing and processing system for the PA loudspeakers. adds Tomasz Ibrom, Project and Installation Engineer, Audio Plus, who was responsible for the system integration at Cavatina Hall.
Dynacord electronics drive a large 100V Electro-Voice loudspeaker solution combining the strengths of the EVID ceiling and surface mount ranges. “EVID enclosures offer a wide range of models in the series and were the ideal choice due to their mounting capabilities,” says Ibrom. “Each room is exactly suited to its location.”
In the main auditorium, a pair of Electro-Voice FM6.2 speakers were hidden behind the wooden sound panels on either side of the stage. These are linked to the RTS intercom system and used to address performers on stage. The stage manager or event director can use the system via an Electro-Voice wireless microphone to communicate with the musicians during rehearsals. “This additional system works perfectly because the speech is super intelligible and the speakers are completely invisible,” says Ibrom. “The Cavatina Hall team is really happy about it.”
Always on stage, Electro-Voice microphones have also been selected to cover a wide range of vocal and instrumental needs. This includes everything from RE97Tx micro-ported condensers to ND44, ND46 and ND66 instrument mics, as well as the iconic RE20 and RE320 Variable-D models.
The Hall now benefits from greater efficiency in terms of connectivity, which fits well with the innovative aesthetic of the multifunctional building. Marcin Smolik, producer and general manager of Cavatina Hall concludes: “We are at the forefront of Europe among the few halls that have such a system. Our technology is a delight for the artists and for the spectator, it is synonymous with quality.