Case Study

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Baker Audio Visual Infuses New Energy into a Premier Event Space

This Atlanta-based state-of-the-art center is a popular venue for Broadway shows, ballet, opera, symphony, musical theatre, concerts, and family performances as well as a site for corporate meetings and private events. The facility features a 2,750-seat theatre, a 10,000-square foot ballroom, and offers full-service food and beverage services along with parking capacity for 1,000 cars. They commissioned our team to provide their theatre and ballroom spaces with a complete audio-visual system overhaul.

Integrating flexible systems to enhance the audio experience for guests

The focus of audio re-design was on building a system that could deliver the highest sound quality possible while at the same time be flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of different sound needs. To accomplish this, our team installed 2 main Meyer line array clusters, satellite delay speakers, and monitors, along with 2 21’ x 28’ projection screens that can adapt to a front or rear setup, and a 64-channel Midas Verona mixing console. As the ballroom can be divided into three separate rooms, the center also required a system that could enable them to control sound regardless of whether it was configured a single fluid space or as three separate rooms. Our solution was to install a room combining system that provides this flexibility without compromising sound quality.

Improving service and sound quality attracts clients and engages visitors

To further enhance the guest experience, we installed 3 cameras that stream live performances to 8 separate plasmas located in throughout the lobby as well as to a distributed television system equipped with an in-house cable network. This allows any guest visiting the Centre to view live performances happening inside the theatre at any time. The new audio-visual experience was embraced by the venue staff, as it gave them the ability to offer clients added value and more options. At the same time, the sound quality has been praised in reviews from satisfied clients.