Ipswich Regent Theatre

Ipswich Regent Theatre

The Ipswich Regent theatre originally opened in 1929 as a cine-variety hall. It was then re-launched in 1991 as a theatre and seats 1,781 people making it the largest theatre in East Anglia. It has shown a wide variety of productions and is now funded by Ipswich Borough Council as part of their art and entertainment portfolio.

Ipswich Regent Theatre required a system that could provide high quality sound for announcements and emergency broadcasts. One of the major challenges with older buildings, especially theatres, is that rewiring is not a feasible option. This meant that the solution needed to be installed using the current cabling.

Marks Tey Radio has been using TOA products for over 20 years, and during this time have built up a great relationship with us. Their knowledge of our systems made TOA an obvious choice, as well as it filling all the criteria from their brief.

The VX-2000 series was chosen for public address and emergency alerts. It has been successfully installed in numerous theatres and is a very reliable system. It can be scaled and expanded with up to 8 input zones and 80 output zones. This makes it very easy should they wish to alter or expand the system to do so. The VX-2000 series was installed using the current cabling. As the system allows for impedance monitoring, this could easily be done. The VX-2000 Series also includes a show mode that disables alerts in the main theatre during the performance whilst still allowing for alerts in the rest of the building as was specified in the brief.

The M-9000 Series was also chosen due to its incredible flexibility, allowing for growth and change to the system in the future should it be needed. The M-9000 Series was installed for show relay of stage mics to the back of the theatre creating perfect surround sound for the ultimate theatre experience.
A range of TOA speakers were used to create the ideal sound in each area of the theatre. Again, TOA speakers were used because of their flexibility and durability. The speakers complimented the systems used, and could be connected using some of the previous cabling where needed. They blended easily in to the background to create a clean look.

Brussels Expo
Brussels Expo

Brussels Expo

Voice alarm products from TOA are at the heart of a new paging, evacuation and BGM system installed at one of Europe’s most prestigious conference and exhibition venues, Brussels Expo.

Warsaw Dramatic Theater
Warsaw Dramatic Theater

Warsaw Dramatic Theater

This three-story theater is located in the stately cultural scientific palace of Warsaw, Poland. TOA installed its fully digital mixing console in the theater. Because the console permits delicate sound settings and storage of all settings for each of hundreds of individual programs and scenes, the operator can better concentrate on the enhancement of artistic effects during each performance.

Vienna State Opera House
Vienna State Opera House

Vienna State Opera House

Established in 1869, the Vienna State Opera House has a long history and time-honored tradition as one of the world’s greatest opera houses. Here, TOA installed the first version of its ix-9000 digital mixing console, which we developed over countless hours of intense discussions with the Tonmeister, Mr. Wolfgang Fritz about sound quality, functions and operating ease. TOA’s ix-9000 mixing console greatly enhances the artistic impact of the operas performed here.

NHK OSAKA HALL
NHK OSAKA HALL

NHK OSAKA HALL

NHK Osaka Broadcast Stations Broadcast Hall, well-known by its popular name “BK Hall,” was totally renewed and reopened in March of 2001. This large facility now consists of an 18-floor broadcast hall, the 13-floor Osaka Municipal Museum and Archaeological Evidence Center, and a spacious, ball-shaped atrium linking the two buildings. TOA installed an advanced sound system with fully digital mixing console as the core of NHK OSAKA Hall to be utilized for public recordings and other purposes. Optical cables were installed for signal transmission to build a digital network offering fully integrated control of digital processors and power amplifiers. The system also permits control and operation monitoring of each piece of connected equipment from a remote PC display.