There's quite a history to RMIT's Storey Hall - original building construction permit dated 16 September 1884; completed and opened 1887 by the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society. This 19th century section of the RMIT building is classified by the National Trust and designated a 'notable building' in the Melbourne City Council planning scheme. After major refurbishment in 1994 and a new extension on the adjoining site, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects judged RMIT Storey Hall 'of architectural significance'. The building received several awards and commendations in 1996-97.
A sound system to provide high quality coverage to 100% of the auditorium, for lectures and multimedia playback, speech and live performance.
Like most installation projects, design was at the fore of importance. Nexo Geosoft2.0 room analysis software helped to not only correctly design the left and right 'hang' of Nexo GEOS12 speakers (complimented with a single Nexo Geo sub bass element per side at the top of each hang in true theatre-style array design), but also helped determine that to achieve accurate 100% coverage of Storey Hall's 750 seats, one extra Nexo GEOS1230 element was required for patrons sitting under the balcony, at the rear.
A 40U installation rack houses the five Camco amplifiers used to power these speakers, along with BSS Soundweb for overall system control. Stagemaker motorised hoists were installed for each hang of Nexo speakers, making each array easily accessible for periodic maintenance.
Commissioned February 2010
For more information on RMIT and Storey Hall, go to rmit.edu.au