Crown Casino Melbourne upgrades AV systems

The Crown Casino & Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, Australia undertook a major refurbishment as part of multi-million dollar development project. This included installing 20 TV screens for sports enthusiasts as well as a spruced up audio system.

The amplification needs of the Crown were being met by Powersoft products and the Powersoft DSP K series amplifiers have again been specified by technology specialists Point of View (PoV) to drive an EAW system. The loudspeakers used are QX594 (FOH) and SBK250 (subs), optimized with its proprietary UX8800 DSP platform.

More specifically the Powersoft K2 drives the passive MF/HF circuits of the two EAW QX594 loudspeakers and a pair of K3’s handle the dual LF circuits of the two QX594s. Two Powersoft K3-DSP-AESOP are assigned to control the VLF circuits of the four EAW SBK250 subwoofers, while another pair of K2’s run the passive LF/HF circuits of the four EAW Microwedge10 stage foldback system. Finally, another K2 powers the passive LF/HF circuits of the two JF8 infill loudspeakers.

According to Ben Clarke, technical manager at Production Audio Visual Technology (PAVT), the Australian distributor for Powersoft, the Powersoft K3-DSP-AESOP, chosen for the subwoofers, utilised the Damping Factor Compensation to great effect. He said: “This effectively eliminated the effects of the cabling, providing increased attack, clarity and musicality to the very low frequencies.”

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