MINA sounds great, and meeting the requirements on a tech rider is greatly simplified. When people find out we're running a Meyer rig, everything gets a bit easier.”
Tom AldridgePresentation Technology Manager, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
To meet the growing demand for high-profile artists and productions in Prescott, Ariz., the 1,100-seat Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) has installed a versatile Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system as part of a major renovation.
Since YCPAC’s re-opening, MINA has supported productions from Peter Frampton, Magic of Motown, and the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir to the Manhattan Short Film Festival. “With the new MINA arrays, the YCPAC has an amazing system for live performances, with even coverage throughout the entire venue,” says Tom Aldridge, YCPAC presentation technology manager. “It sounds great, and meeting the requirements on a tech rider is greatly simplified. When people find out we’re running a Meyer rig, everything gets a bit easier.”
The system was designed and installed by Chandler, Ariz.-based TPI. “The MINA arrays deliver great musicality and intelligibility with uniform coverage across the entire hall, and their low profile has virtually eliminated any line-of-sight issues,” says Glenn Peacock, vice president of TPI.
The main system comprises left and right hangs of 10 MINA loudspeakers each as well as three 1100‑LFC low-frequency control elements in a cardioid array atop the catwalk. Two Meyer Sound models with IntelligentDC technology are installed, including 16 UP-4XP loudspeakers for front fill, balcony fill, and under-balcony delay and four UP-JuniorXP VariO loudspeakers for box and under-box seats. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with two Galileo Callisto 616 array processors provides system drive and alignment, while a Compass RMS remote monitoring system with one RMServer communicates loudspeaker performance data.
Peacock adds that IntelligentDC technology solves distribution issues and provides tremendous savings in both efficiency and space. “There are a lot of high-density areas in the venue, and we wanted to add some fills to cover some of those shadowed seats,” Peacock says. “The convenience of IntelligentDC allowed us to install those smaller boxes in the most optimal locations without having to accommodate power cabling and other equipment.”