Besides offering a 166-room hotel, a spa, and a medical and ski centre, Emily Resort in West Ukraine also hosts the largest concert hall in this part of the country. It is also the first venue in the country to include the L-Acoustics K3 audio system, installed by L-Acoustics official distributor for Ukraine and Moldova, RealMusic.
Explaining their decision-making process, Denys Rynskyi, curator of the Emily Event Hall project, explains their approach. “We took many technical riders into account, consulted with artists' sound engineers, and studied the experiences of some of the best concert venues in the world. After this extensive research, we had no doubt about the best system for our venue – it had to be L-Acoustics!”
“This is truly a landmark project for Ukraine, one which will be very difficult to match in terms of its level of technical equipment,” says Volodymyr Golovan, head of the pro-audio and system integrations department at RealMusic. “The key requirement from the client was very straightforward yet challenging: Emily Event Hall needs to be equipped with the highest quality and most rider-friendly sound system available on the market,” Volodymyr continues.
Another consideration for his team was the K3’s size and versatility. “The new K3 perfectly aligned with the client’s requirements.”
The final design comprises left and right hangs of six K3 per side. Using L-Acoustics’ Soundvision software, RealMusic’s integration team set the horizontal angle of the three upper K3 cabinets to 70° with Panflex, helping to reduce unnecessary reflections from the side walls and increasing the long-throw ability of the arrays.
The three lower K3 cabinets are set at 110°, ensuring wider coverage of the venue centre. Two A15 Wide, also set at 110°, are deployed as a centre hang, with six KS28 subs ensuring solid coverage in the low-frequency range. Two left / right hangs of two A10 Focus and one A10 Wide provide delay coverage. The entire system is powered by four LA12X and one LA4X amplified controller, a P1 Processor is responsible for speaker management, and an LS10 is used as an AVB switch.
Pavlo Mineiev, who is a certified system designer by L-Acoustics for RealMusic, adds his thoughts: “L-Acoustics K3 line array is the best solution for Emily Event Hall. The system is incredibly versatile and can accommodate anything from art exhibitions to conferences, presentations, and live music events.
“For a five-star venue like Emily Resort, it was very important to have a highly flexible and reliable system that offers redundancy,” he concludes.
“The matrix processor and M1 measurement platform allow for up to three guest mixing consoles simultaneously, and connections via AVB with full analogue redundancy ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation. Following the installation, earlier this year, both the RealMusic team and the technical team at Emily Event Hall are delighted with the system and can’t wait to fully unveil the power L-Acoustics sound to visitors!”
Emily Resort has remained open since February, despite the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It also hosts refugees and provides support to people in the region. Emily Event Hall now hosts charity concerts to help raise funds for the war effort.