Auditorium in Chiapas

The new Dr. Belisario Domínguez Auditorium in Chiapas complete with D.A.S. systems





The recently inaugurated Dr. Belisario Domínguez Auditorium is a state-of-the-art complex with a range of modern features that includes a professional sound system by D.A.S. Audio. Located in the town of Comitan in Chiapas, Mexico, this innovative and fully sustainable venue is country benchmark, with photovoltaic solar panels that generate all the energy the complex needs.

A facility this advanced requires a sound system to match, and Chemtrol México, the company called in to supply and install the sound for the new auditorium, knew that powerful D.A.S. professional sound systems would be the ideal fit. With Juan García at the helm, the Chemtrol México team recommended the installation of D.A.S. Audio’s powered Convert line array systems for both their versatility and robust sound quality.

The sound team worked hand-in-hand with D.A.S. Audio’s Sound Project Department and Eva Argandoña on the system design and acoustic simulation. A total of eight powered multifunction D.A.S. Convert 12A line arrays were installed as the main PA at the Dr. Belisario Domínguez Auditorium, augmented by two powered D.A.S. Convert 18A subwoofers.

The system was set up to provide L and R stereo sound, with each channel featuring a Convert 18A subwoofer with four Convert 12A units rigged above. After careful study of the venue’s particular characteristics these hangs were precisely angled to provide uniform sound throughout the audience area.

Two powered D.A.S. Artec 506As from the brand’s Artec Series 500 systems were brought in to boost coverage for the front rows of the audience. An additional four powered D.A.S. Artec 508A systems were rigged under the balcony to ensure superb sound in the far corners of the auditorium and prevent acoustic shadows. The installation was rounded out with two D.A.S. DSP-2060A digital signal processors to manage and control the entire system.

The Dr. Belisario Domínguez Auditorium is attached to the Autonomous University of Chiapas and boasts seating for upwards of 2,000 spectators. The opening ceremony for this brand-new complex was attended by the leading authorities in the State of Chiapas, including its Governor, as well as various local and university dignitaries. The auditorium’s debut performance was given by the superb mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoé Velasco, accompanied by pianist and musical director Angel Rodríguez.


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