Kraftwerk Trade LLC, the exclusive distributor for Adamson Systems Engineering in the Republic of Belarus, has installed the country’s first permanent Adamson S-Series solution in the Grodno Regional Philharmonic’s brand-new concert hall.
In addition to being the professional home for the philharmonic – known locally as Kapella Grodno – the hall will serve as a creative and cultural hub for both the city and wider region of Grodno in Western Belarus, presenting various artistic disciplines for residents and visitors alike.
“As the new, state-of-the-art home for arts and culture in Grodno, this venue will showcase world-class artists and performers, so we were tasked with installing a world-class audio system that would properly cater to their needs,” shares Ulyana Barkova, Deputy Commercial Director, Sales & Field Services Division, with Kraftwerk Trade LLC. “Adamson’s S-Series offers top-tier audio performance with perfectly even coverage throughout the hall, is easy to wire, and offers a high degree of flexibility and customization with its rigging.”
The LCR system in the main auditorium boasts left and right arrays of 12 S10 two-way, full-range enclosures each and a centre cluster of six additional S10s. A complement of S119 subwoofers delivers the low end, with four flown on each end of the stage and an additional four loaded beneath it. Six Adamson PC5s from the Point Concentric Series handle front fill duties.
Additionally, the venue sourced a portable S-Series system comprised of 16 S10s and eight S119s that can be deployed in various configurations, from basic playback in smaller rooms for a myriad of applications to a full PA solution for outdoor concerts or festivals. It can also tie into the main auditorium system to share audio in adjacent spaces.
Barkova notes that her team made extensive use of Adamson’s Blueprint AV design and simulation software throughout the integration process. “Blueprint enabled us to fine-tune our configuration for the best possible system performance,” she says, “and helped with calculating the loads at our suspension points, which really simplified the physical installation.”
Jasper Ravesteijn, Adamson’s Sales Director for the EMEA region, travelled to Grodno to assist the Kraftwerk team with the tuning and alignment process.
“It was a pleasure collaborating with our distributor’s skilled staff to deliver this special project for the Region of Grodno – the first of its kind in Belarus,” says Ravesteijn. “It amazes me how quickly we’ve expanded in the former USSR region. There are multiple S-Series installs and users in countries like Latvia, Georgia, and even Armenia. We look forward to supporting Kraftwerk as they continue to build the Adamson brand throughout the country.”
Based in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Kraftwerk Trade LLC was founded in 2009 and has since become one of the leading system integrators and pro AVL distributors in the nation.
“Adamson’s staff has been excellent throughout this process, offering timely and quality support for any questions or concerns we had,” concludes Barkova. “It was a great opportunity for us to work with Jasper at the venue, and we’re excited for the people of Grodno to get to experience the S-Series system’s performance with the philharmonic and other arts presentations going forward.”