Behind the Scenes: Adamson and Westbury Give Great Sound to The Great Hall


Let there be light — and sound. Sharing a recent post from our friends and venue partners Adamson Systems Engineering about technical system upgrades in The Great Hall’s two larger venues, Main Hall and Longboat Hall.

“The Great Hall is one of the most eye-catching and iconic fixtures of Toronto’s vibrant Queen West area. Built in 1889 and designated as a Heritage Property in 1973, it stands as a longtime beacon for the city’s artistic and cultural communities.

With its age becoming increasingly apparent, this historic Victorian venue recently benefited from an interior and exterior revitalization. Now, with the addition of Adamson PAs in both the 10,000-sq. ft. Main Hall and 5,000-sq. ft. Longboat Hall. The Great Hall is in prime position to host cultural, corporate, and private events for the diverse and dynamic community it serves.

‘The goal was to provide something powerful enough to handle any and all potential applications, but also work with the space on a functional and aesthetic level,’ shares Lina Beaudin, The Great Hall’s Director of Business Development.

The venue’s production team worked in concert with Adamson Systems Engineering of nearby Port Perry, ON and Toronto AV integration firm Westbury National to put together a package perfectly suited to the unique and adaptable needs of the two rooms.’

‘Westbury’s commitment to offering Adamson solutions for prestigious and high-profile installation projects gives us an incredible competitive advantage,” comments Westbury National VP Rob Sandolowich.

‘This is our first flagship installation since we joined the Adamson network and we couldn’t be happier with the performance of these premier Canadian products in a premier Canadian venue.’

The Main Hall boasts a left/right array configuration with six Adamson S10i line array elements per side and a pair of E219 subs under the stage handling the low end.To properly cover the room’s main floor and balcony, much consideration was given to the fill layout. The idea was to offer plenty of control and flexibility for the upper and lower levels without ruining the tonal balance. A complement of six Adamson PC5i boxes hung under the balcony cover the front of the stage with one pair of Point 8Pis for front fills and another pair for balcony fills, providing a simple solution for corporate events, weddings, or other applications where the stage isn’t the focal point…” READ FULL STORY/TECH SPECS 

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