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THE XTA DP-226 NOW APPEARING
IN BROADWAY’S OKLAHOMA!
— Remake of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic musical Oklahoma!
is the latest in a line of great theatrical productions to utilize the
performance advantages of the XTA DP-226 crossover —
— Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia,
Search for Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe, Dirty Blonde,
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Smell of the Kill, Rent and The Producers
are some of the Broadway and touring shows that are sounding
better than ever thanks to the XTA DP-226 —
FARMINGDALE, NY, March 4, 2002 — Broadway continues its
love affair with the acclaimed XTA DP-226 speaker controller system.
The DP-226’s most recent application on the Great White Way is
the revival of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical classic Oklahoma!,
which is currently running in previews at the Gershwin Theatre and will
open on March 21, 2002. A total of seven XTA DP-226 crossover controllers
are in use at the theater (12 XTA DP-200 crossovers are also being used).
As with numerous other Broadway and touring productions, including Thoroughly
Modern Millie, Smell of the Kill, Rent, The Producers, Edward Albee’s
The Goat or Who Is Sylvia, and Lillie Tomlin’s Search for Signs
of Intelligent Life In The Universe, the XTA DP-226 is assuring theatrical
audio professionals and the audience of the best sound possible.
According to Mark Menard, Associate Sound Designer for
Oklahoma!, several of the DP-226 are being used in a 1-in/6-out configuration.
“That allows us to get six multiple taps off of a single signal,”
Menard explains. “We only have to use a single DP-226 to control
large group of speakers. We don’t have to gang units together.
The benefits of that kind of configuration flexibility is we have fewer
controllers working more speakers, which cuts down on the number of
points in the signal path and provides a cleaner, quieter signal path.
Also, we get more uniform control over parameters such as equalization,
delay and level.” Furthermore, Menard adds, the remote programmability
of DP-226 means that he can roam the theater before and during performances,
constantly fine-tuning the sound. “We can make changes in real
time from many different locations. That is the greatest flexibility
of the XTA’s.”
ProMix Electrotec, the Westchester, NY-based rental company
servicing mainly the theater and concert touring markets, supplied the
sound system for Oklahoma! and other major Broadway productions. David
Strang, General Manager at ProMix Electrotec, says the XTA DP-226 is
now Broadway’s favorite speaker controller and DSP system. “We’ve
had literally hundreds of the XTA DP-200 controllers for years,”
he explains. “In the last few months, though, the DP-226 has surpassed
it as the most popular signal processor on Broadway, no question about
it. We have about 40 pieces in various locations around Times Square
and with touring companies, and we’re adding more of them all
the time. The DP-226 really is a remarkable piece of technology and
deserves to be up there with its name in lights.”
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XTA is a British manufacturer of signal processing equipment for the
live sound, permanent installations, broadcasting, and recording markets,
and is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd.
of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor
for Blue Sky International,
Milab Microphones, MC2 Audio Ltd., and Celestion Professional Products,
as well as a number of prominent lighting products.
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