CSP enlists L-Acoustics for new sound system

CSP Productions owner Kenny Heng has spoken out about its decision to add L-Acoustics K1, K2 and Kara to its inventory earlier this year.

Increasing industry demand for larger-format and network-capable systems led the Singapore-based company to seek out and acquire what it believes is the ‘perfect combination’ of sound system components.

“The final decision to purchase the L-Acoustics K1 System was made after much evaluation of current market offerings,” said Heng. “A combination of key factors such as rider demand, manufacturer relations, technology, sonic characteristics, usability and inventory integration were strongly considered. Our selection of the L-Acoustics K1 system was logical because of our long-term relationship with L-Acoustics and our familiarity with their products.”

CSP debuted the new system at the live music events held during this year’s Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix in Marina Bay. The venue was a purpose-built arena in front of Singapore’s National Arts Gallery, surrounded by the racing circuit. CSP was contracted to provide the technical production and chose the L-Acoustics system to deliver what it described as seamless, high quality sound across the 100m wide x 220m deep audience area.

Using L-Acoustics Soundvision software, the audience area was modelled to produce the system design. The main system comprised 14 flown L-Acoustics K1 as well as 12 K1-SB and three Kara per side, complemented by eight ground stacks of four SB28 subs, with a dV-DOSC on each stack for immediate front row coverage.

The full system was powered by a total of 64 LA8 amplifiers, which were connected to an L-Net network for remote control and monitoring via L-Acoustics LA Network Manager.

Performers throughout the race weekend included headliners Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Bon Jovi, with the L-Acoustics system proving its worth by delivering ‘exceptional’ sound throughout the arena, but minimising spill because of the city centre location.

“The system received favourable reviews from touring engineers and concert attendees alike. Touring engineers were comfortable, as they’ve used the K1 system for previous shows in their tours. Concert attendees were blown away by the fidelity and coverage of the system throughout the venue,” Heng added.