Aero 38 at Le Coliseum in Belgium

Le Coliseum is one of the country's most famous concert halls


After being a theater and concert hall from 1930 to 1960, a cinema during the 70´s and 80´s, even a disco during the 90´s, the "Le Coliseum", located in the city of Charleoi (Belgium), reopens its doors as a concert hall, returning to it's original philosophy. Closed for over six years, and was built in the decade of the 20´s along with "L´Ancienne Belgique" in Brussels and "Le Forum" in Liege. The hall has recently been refurbished and a new audio system equipped with the Aero 38 medium format line array system was installed.

The company "RVC" in Brussels was in charge of the sound installation for the hall. RVC installed eight units of the Aero 38, four per side, with a future upgrade to six per side in the near future. The subwoofer systems employed are Aero 218's, in which four of the double 18" cabinets have been installed. The systems are powered by D.A.S. "H" Series H-4000 amplifiers with a power output of 1400 W per channel at 4 ohms.

This is the first D.A.S. line array installed in Belgium. Despite the acoustic difficulties of the hall, which is in the process of installing acoustic damping to reduce reverberation, the Aero 38 systems have provided even coverage, impressive output and general good sound quality for the numerous concerts that have taken place since the inauguration. According to Patrick Moiny from "ASC SA", D.A.S. distributor in Belgium, "A quality system like the Aero 38 was required for an installation of this sort. The choice was made on the systems fantastic price/quality relationship and the impressive performance." Six D.A.S. ST-15 two-way systems powered by three H-2200 amplifiers complete Le Coliseum's sound system. The theater located about 50 kilometers from Brussels was designed by the architect Jean Lejaer and built in 1924. It has an occupancy of over 1,800 spectators which are seated on two levels. Since it has reopened, concerts of all types have been offered. The hall itself is also available for private events year-round.

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