Tropicana Tiffany Theater
The Tiffany Theater's new sound system consists of D.A.S. Aero Series 2
Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana Hotel has a storied history that dates back to 1957. Over the year has been spotted in films from Elvis Presley's and James Bond 007. The hotel's Tiffany Theater-once home to the Folies Bergère production show-now serves as a venue for a wide variety of headline shows and other entertainment. To ensure the best possible sound an upgraded loudspeaker system consisting of products from the Aero and Avant Series catalogs of D.A.S. Audio was recently placed into service.
Las Vegas-based A.D.D. Productions, a part of Eagle Group Holdings, manages all aspects of entertainment at the Tiffany Theater. A.D.D. Productions General Manager David DeLeo, who oversees all aspects of the company's operations, selected a sizeable D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker system consisting of an impressive Aero Series 2 line array setup for the house mains-accompanied by Avant Series loudspeakers for monitors. He discussed the challenges of the project.
"Upon examining the room we discovered that it was not symmetrical and, hence, had numerous issues in terms of consistent coverage. As a result, we wanted a sound system that would facilitate changes easily and a line array system was a great choice.The D.A.S. Aero line array was the perfect solution since the integrated hardware is so adaptable. This feature enabled us to carefully adjust the angles of the individual enclosures to ensure even dispersion throughout."
The Tiffany Theater's new D.A.S. loudspeaker setup consists of fourteen Aero-12A powered line array modules-placed seven elements per side. Four D.A.S. Aero-8A serve as front fill. Low frequency support is supplied by a combination of four D.A.S. LX-218A and two LX-215A high performance subwoofers. Twin LX-218A enclosures (stacked atop one another) are positioned at floor level on each side of the stage and are vertically aligned with the overhead Aero-12A loudspeaker clusters. The dual LX-215A subwoofers are positioned in the center area of the stage at floor level.
D.A.S.'s Avant Series loudspeakers handle a variety of monitoring functions. Depending upon the requirements of any given act, eight Avant-12A powered, multipurpose loudspeakers are available to serve as floor wedges. The drum monitor setup consists of a D.A.S. Avant-15A full-range loudspeaker used in tandem with an Avant-118A subwoofer. An additional two Avant-15A enclosures serve as sidefills.
DeLeo was extremely impressed with D.A.S. Audio's customer/technical support services. "Carlos Henao, D.A.S. Audio's U.S. Accounts Manager, worked closely with us. Carlos assisted every step of the way and was a tremendous help. He modeled the room with EASE Focus and made several recommendations on how to best install the system".
"Our new sound system is absolutely fantastic. We coordinated this deal through D.A.S. and Guitar Center Pro and, between the two firms; they took really great care of us. They kept the entire project on schedule and within the budget. Hilario Gonzalez, our sound engineer, reports that system operation and maintenance has been a breeze. Everyone is really pleased and we couldn't be happier."