Renkus-Heinz ST system installed at Polish theatre

Renkus-Heinz is helping the Polish Theatre in Wroclaw – the largest city in Western Poland – to move into a new era with the addition of an ST Series loudspeaker system.

Built in 1909 but suffering severe damage during WWII and then extensive devastation by fire in the mid 1990s, the venue has continued to be a mainstay of the country’s artistic community.

Live music, theatre and other live performances continue to populate the Polish Theatre’s busy calendar in 2017. To ensure that the audio in the theatre’s largest space remains ‘fit for purpose’ for its diverse engagements, the venue operators recently enlisted the services of The M.Ostrowski Company – a prominent player in the Polish electro-acoustics and AV sector since 1990.

"We have double Renkus-Heinz self-powered ST4R94 active loudspeakers for the left and right proscenium arch clusters; a double active ST4R44 for the central cluster; and STR4L and STR5L units," reported M. Ostrowski technical director Lukasz Tobola. ”The ST4L loudspeakers on the rear walls are for effects on the orchestral level, first balcony and second balcony."

The integrated amplification and robust digital processing of the ST4R speakers make them an ideal selection for the space-sensitive, multi-purpose requirements of the Polish Theatre. "The advanced transducer design and sophisticated multichannel networking also helped to confirm their suitability for the project," Tobola added.

Nearly 50 compact speakers from the PN Series – ranging from stage monitors and active cabinets to passive speakers – were also specified for the upgrade.

The project has been met with ‘tremendous’ acclaim from both theatre patrons and staff. "They have a very busy program of events, covering lots of different styles, and the Renkus-Heinz system has proven to be entirely capable of handling all of them. It has provided precisely the combination of robust performance and quality output that was required for this venue," Tobola concluded.