Project Profile: Fuquay-Varina Performing Arts Center

Chris Reed, CTS   -  

Several of our recent projects feature loudspeakers from Fulcrum Acoustic.  Fulcrum designs and manufactures professional loudspeakers that integrate proprietary DSP algorithms with a revolutionary coaxial design.  We have great relationships with their engineers and designers, and they partner closely with us in modeling the spaces we’re working in and designing the right solution for coverage.  The result is inevitably a win for our clients as the installed systems invariably yield stellar results.

We recently completed a Fulcrum installation for the Fuquay-Varina Performing Arts Center.  Fulcrum did a case study on the project to showcase it on their own website – you can see it here or read it below:


Designed and Installed by Provision AVS

The Fuquay-Varina Performing Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina features art galleries, dance studios, and an intimate theater. The theater is a rectangular 294 seat intimate space with tiered seating.


  • Despite thoughtful acoustic treatment in the theater design, their original sound system struggled with clarity and uniformity of coverage when it first opened in 2019.


John Linden with Provision AVS deployed two DX1595 Dual 15″ Coaxial Loudspeakers for the main left and right coverage in the theater. The coaxial transducer coupled with the traditional low frequency transducer in the DX15 supplied the full frequency range Linden was looking for coming from the sides. “We liked how big and full it sounded,” says Linden. “The coverage of the DX15s fit really well in the room. The DX15s, coupled with the CS Subwoofer, provided solid, extended bass for concerts and musical theater.”

Linden flew a CCX1295 Coaxial Cardioid Loudspeaker in the center above the stage to fill the center coverage. A CX896 was flown directly underneath the CCX12 and pointed straight down to provide down fill to the first few rows.

A single CS121 Subcardioid Subwoofer was flown behind the CCX and CX loudspeakers in the center of the stage. The center CCX12 and CS121 Subwoofer incorporate Fulcrum Acoustic’s Passive Cardioid Technology™. Passive Cardioid Technology reduces the rear low frequency radiation that would otherwise fill the stage, resulting in feedback and degrading clarity for the audience.

“The new Fulcrum system provides remarkable clarity and fidelity,” says Dave Wright, the Technical Director of the theater. “The extended frequency response and seat-to-seat consistency gave me a great canvas to work with. I’m confident I could hand this system to any touring engineer and they would have everything they need.”

Project Details

LocationFuquay-Varina, North Carolina
MarketPerforming Arts
Type294 seat theater
Fulcrum Products(2) DX15 – Dual 15” Coaxial Loudspeaker
(1) CCX12 – 12” Coaxial Cardioid Loudspeaker
(1) CX8 – Compact 8” Coaxial Loudspeaker
(1) CS121 21″ Subcardioid Subwoofer
Supporting ProductsPowersoft Amplifiers

DX15 – Dual 15” Coaxial Loudspeaker

DX15 – Dual 15” Coaxial Loudspeaker

CCX12 – 12” Coaxial Cardioid Loudspeaker

CCX12 – 12” Coaxial Cardioid Loudspeaker

CX8 – Compact 8” Coaxial Loudspeaker

CX8 – Compact 8” Coaxial Loudspeaker

CS121 21

CS121 21″ Subcardioid Subwoofer