MC2 AUDIO AND XTA IN HARMONY IN TEHRAN
26 February 2008
(Iran) - MC2 AUDIO and XTA Electronics are proud to have been chosen to supply amplification and system management to Tehran's Avini Hall and for the Fadjr International Music Festival.The Avini Hall is a 1,700 seater, multipurpose theatre and is the centrepiece of the Iranian capital’s Bahman Culture Club. Not only is the Avini home to the Tehran Symphony Orchestra but it also hosts a wide variety of productions from musicals, plays and concerts to seminars and live TV and radio shows.
To meet the demands of this broad range of performances, the board of directors at the Bahman Culture Club decided to upgrade the sound system with a particular requirement for equipment providing the highest standards of sound quality and reliability. Following a shoot-out between the main loudspeaker brands in Iran, Foujan Loudspeakers was chosen to supply a four-way, P Series system and was installed by their installation division.
MC2 Audio’s T2000 and T4-250 amplifiers power the Foujan Loudspeakers at FOH, front fill and additional stage monitoring positions and in addition, a single MC2 Audio E45 drives four subwoofers, which are located under the stage.
XTA DP448 and DP226 management systems powered by Audiocore software were chosen to handle the processing for the whole speaker system, with the DP226 having particular responsibility for the management of both front fill and left-hand/right-hand stage monitoring. In late 2007, three XTA SIDD (Seriously Intelligent Digital Dynamics) processing units, the first to be used in Iran, were added to the system.
Jafari brothers: ‘This powerful system is working in this busy hall without failure. The top singers who play here say thanks to the great quality of sound system from the stage through the mic to the audience. The combination of MC2 and XTA products gives us the opportunity to fix the inevitable problems that happen during live performances very fast. The sound engineer is now ready for any event and says a big thanks to MC2 and XTA.’
In January 2008, the Avini Hall hosted the 23rd Fadjr International Music Festival. Founded in 1986, the Fadjr Festival has become Iran’s most prestigious music festival and over ten days, draws musicians of all ages from the Middle East, Europe and Asia to participate in national and international competitions and to perform pieces in a number of categories ranging from International and Folk Music to Classical, Youth and Women’s Music.
The upgraded Avini audio system performed to great effect throughout the festival and won praise from both engineers and audience. ‘During the festival, the sound engineer from Vahdat Hall, our equivalent of the Royal Albert Hall in London, came to meet the Avini sound engineer,’ comments Jafari brothers, ‘and told him that all the technicians and bands who played in the Fadjr Festival said that the sound was the best for quality, power and details.’
Group Managing Director, Ian McCarthy says: ‘At MC2 and XTA we are delighted to have been involved in the Avini Hall project and it is a great pleasure to do business with Majid and Mehrdad Jafari at Foujan Audio Co. Ltd. They have a special enthusiasm for pro audio and run their business with a high level of professionalism. I am grateful to them for the support they are giving our products in the Iranian market.’
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