Kaho Theatre calls in Martin Audio WPC for livestreamed events in Japan


Because of Covid‐19, the Kaho Theater in Iizuka City, Fukuoka, was recently forced to close, but in collaboration with rental company, Toyo Amuse, who own a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) rig, they have been able to stream live online various performances at the theatre, creating a lot of impact in the media. This is known as the ‘Yumebutai Project’. With fewer professionals coming to play at the theatre because of the pandemic, the production team decided to embark on a policy of open recruitment of performers, who in turn can feature their work online via a livestreaming service.

Mr. Masanori Keuchi, CEO of Toyo Amuse explained, “When all events and concerts were cancelled due to Covid‐19, the theatre decided to collaborate with us to record and deliver performance online, to make people happy.” As the main programme has generally been traditional performing arts a loudspeaker system was previously not required. This has now all changed and Toyo Amuse have been able to install a temporary speaker system including WPC, XD12, LE100 from their own stock, for a much broader range of presentations. “This makes it fully compatible with all music applications,” he says. Toyo Amuse are recent converts to Martin Audio’s signature sound, and WPC represents their latest investment. The 10in, 3‐way bi‐amp cabinet has excellent coverage and control, and can be used for a range of applications, from arena venues to theatres, and indoor and outdoor events. At Kaho Theater they have ground‐stacked eight WPC elements, with four SX218 subwoofers providing the low frequencies. The sound is further enhanced by a pair of Martin Audio XD12, and eight LE100 floor monitors are available for use as the
performers’ reference sound.

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