Imperial Palace LV

The Human Nature Theater recently received a new D.A.S. sound reinforcement system


Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Imperial Palace has been a prominent tourist destination for years. The hotel's Human Nature Theater is particularly popular and features Australia's Human Nature-The Ultimate Celebration of Motown, showcasing the distinctive, dynamic harmonies of members Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney, and Michael Tierney. The theater recently received a substantial upgrade of its sound reinforcement system, all of which is derived from the Aero Series 2 catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

J. Eric D'Richards is Technical Director at the Imperial Palace and, after evaluating a number of sound reinforcement systems, he ultimately selected the D.A.S. Audio system, which is comprised of Aero 8A, Aero 12A and LX-218A powered high performance subwoofers-all of which are managed by a D.A.S. Audio DSP-4080 processor.

"The Aero Series2 system's compact form factor and low profile appearance from the house perspective was just right, as it didn't interfere with the audience's line of sight to the stage. Equally notable, the sound quality of the equipment is very impressive. The system exhibits excellent speech intelligibility and music reproduction capabilities as well as even dispersion throughout the room-all of which were prominent factors in the equipment's deployment."

The setup in the Human Nature Theater consists of two main loudspeaker clusters. These clusters-flown over the left and right front edges of the stage-each consist of six D.A.S. Aero 12A loudspeakers. For low frequency support, five LX-218A subwoofers are positioned. There are two LX218A's stacked on both the left and right sides of the stage, while the fifth enclosure is positioned inside a recessed cubicle underneath the front center of the stage. Two D.A.S. Aero 8A enclosures reside atop each of the LX-218A stacks at the stage sides.

"We have three shows each day here", D'Richards explained. "Given the diversity of our entertainment, we needed a system that was versatile and could handle everything from A-Cappella vocals and heavy dance oriented music to the clear speech intelligibility necessary for a game show. Our new D.A.S. system delivers on all fronts. In terms of performance, our D.A.S. system is terrific and, as other sound reinforcement requirements evolve, D.A.S. Audio will be at the top of our list."

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