A SOUNDCOM SYSTEMS COMPANY
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Originally constructed in 1927, the Saenger Theater in the New Orleans historic Canal Street
district was almost completely lost when storm water from Hurricane Katrina rose eight feet
above the stage, severely damaging the building and compromising the future of this landmark
structure. Thanks to a $53 million restoration and expansion project, this grand theater was fully
restored and modernized to host a wide range of events and performances.
I.COMM was selected to install the high performance audio systems for this atmospheric style,
4,000 seat theater, which re-opened in grand form in September of 2013.
HIGH PERFORMANCE AUDIO SYSTEM
Steerable Line Array Speakers
Cameras & Microphones
Akustiks – Consultant
Martinez + Johnson – Architecture
ACE Theatrical Group – Owner
This project required incredible attention to
detail in order to preserve the aesthetics while
delivering state-of-the-art audio systems.
Working closely with Connecticut-based
Akustiks, I.COMM installed a complete
Meyer Sound loudspeaker system that provides
high performance audio throughout the entire
seating area of the theater.
A full-featured ClearCom production intercom
system was installed along with facility wide
background music and paging capabilities.
The paging system was carefully integrated
throughout the facility to comply with historic
renovation requirements, and so it would not
detract from the ornate finishes and decorative
A Meyer MICA series compact line array system
was carefully engineered to cover the large
balcony space, augmented with stage left and
right Meyer loudspeaker stacks, subwoofers,
and stage lip speakers.
A large Listen Technologies wireless hearing
assist system was also installed allowing visitors
with hearing impairments to fully enjoy any
event at the venue.
I.COMM installed an extensive production
audio wiring infrastructure for touring systems
equipment. This infrastructure allows easy
introduction of additional equipment when
sound reinforcement exceeds the capabilities
of the house audio system.
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