With the opening of the new Campbelltown Arts Centre on 30 June, Campbelltown has become a leader in arts and cultural development in New South Wales.
This $10m modern facility features a 180-seat performance studio, a large outdoor amphitheatre with seating for 2000, a café, new workshop areas and exhibition spaces.
The performance studio is a basic black box theatre with retractable seating and it is used for a wide variety of events. Jands together with The P.A. People were contracted to supply and install an audio, lighting, staging and video system that was versatile, economical and truly multi-functional.
“They needed a cost-effective solution that would provide them with a quality, cinema-style replay,” added Ken Dodds of The P.A. People.
“We’ve installed a good, multi-purpose audio system comprising of three JBL AC2212/95 speakers, hung in a centre-left-right configuration, with a JBL ASB 6118 sub. These are driven by Crown XS amplifiers and processing is by a dbx Zonepro 1261.”
A couple of JBL EON10G2 speakers are used for foldback as well as being used as portable systems elsewhere within the venue.
The AV system features two modes of operation and this is done via a third party control system through the dbx 1261. In performance mode the audio is controlled by a Soundcraft LX7ii mixing desk giving the user complete control over the system. In simple mode the user has a touch panel control of two microphones and the system’s AV and replay components.
The venue also relies on Jands equipment for lighting, which includes ETC Source 4’s controlled by a Jands Stage 24 and FP12 dimmers. A simple Clear-Com communications system has also been installed into the venue. A full complement of staging equipment including drapes and projection screen was supplied and installed by Jands.