Tannoy treads the boards in Dubai

Loudspeaker system takes part in Fame and Hairspray productions.
Ductac?s Craig Burgess (right) and Philip Fortaleza with their new VQ system.?
Ductac?s Craig Burgess (right) and Philip Fortaleza with their new VQ system.?


Tannoy's VQ Series loudspeaker system has been putting in a leading performance at a theatre in Dubai, with a pair of VQNET 60 cabs at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC), located within the Mall of the Emirates.

DUCTAC is the first modern, non-profit, cross-community creative centre in the Gulf region, built to international specifications. The brainchild of local theatre-lovers and business people who recognised the need for an entertainment and educational centre for the community and future generations of Dubai, the facility opened in late 2006.

The main auditorium within DUCTAC comprises of a tiered two level theatre with a capacity of 543, including four VIP boxes, and plays host to an array of international and local theatre, dance, comedy and music as well as TV shoots and exhibitions. The centre has been trying out Tannoy's new VQ Series, with positive results.

The Centre's technical manager, Craig Burgess, commented: "The Tannoy VQ system we have installed has really surprised me. I'm impressed with the system's response and compact design. Having VQ in our theatre gives us real flexibility and reliability to cope with the diverse range of shows we tend to have here.

"The VQ system proves itself in many applications such as dance, classical, large scale west end shows to conference. The VQNET active system gives us full control through the networked cabinets from which we can monitor the processers from our control room. The system gives great coverage and throw over the auditorium including the balcony and boxes. To sum up, Tannoy's VQ gives big impact, ease of use and controlled coverage with headroom to play with. Our clients love it"

The new system has been put through its paces already this summer with high profile shows including local productions of Fame and Hairspray, the latter of which included cast members from the original West End production.

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