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Clair Brothers system upgrades Hong Kong City Hall
HONG KONG: DMT has installed an L-C-R Clair Brothers system into the 463-seat theatre at the Hong Kong City Hall. The system replaces an older one to provide enhanced audio in the venue.
‘We were very impressed with the quality of Clair Brothers; the installed system sounds even better than the initial demo we heard,’ explained Zachary Cheung, unit manager at PCCW-HKT Technical Services, who is in charge of all A/V systems in City Hall. ‘We needed to install the system in a very short space of time, so we wanted to use an active system. This is the first time we’ve used Clair Brothers in any of the venues, and the management is very pleased with the finished result.’
The system consists of two Clair Brothers KiT 12+ two-way self-powered speakers for each of the L-C-R channels, with two KiT Sub-mini+ single drive self-powered subwoofers and two Lake LM44 digital audio system processors. ‘The speakers have a DSP function, but for a greater degree of fine tuning we also installed the Lake processors,’ said Ricky Wan, sales manager at DMT. This was an important consideration as there are no acoustic treatments planned for the theatre until the entire City Hall, which was built in the 1950s, enters a major renovation phase in 2021.