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Murphy Fine Arts Center

Recital Hall Technical Specifications

Specially-treated maple wood paneling adds an air of warmth and intimacy to the Recital Hall. Acoustically balanced to accomodate oratory, song and instrumentals, the hall provides a comfortable setting for small audiences.

Seating Capacity: 167


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Width 31'- 0'
Depth 20' - 0'
House Floor to Stage 2' - 6"
Crest Audio 24ch. Mixing console
DBX 166-xl compressor limiter/gate
DBX 323-1l dual 1/3 octave graphic eq.
Mon Mixes 2
DBX 166xl dual compressor limiter/gate 1
DBX 323-1l dual 1/3 octave graphic eq 1
Full range wedges
TC-Electronic M2000
Amps (Full range system)
Crest-4801 1
Crest-3301 4
Crest-audio CA-2 booth mon. 1
Playback rack
Denon DN-T620 cd/cassete combo-deck
Tascam DA-40 DAT player/recorder
Speaker Boxes (EAW)
JF560Z left/right 2
MK5194 center 1
SB150R center-subs 2
Shure UHF daul system/lav 1
Shure Beta 58A mics 12
AKG-CK-91 condencer 6
Crown PCC-160 4
Shure Microfles MX-418 Pod-mics 2
Snakes / DIs
24 ch. Snake 1
Wirldwind-8ch. Sub di's snake 2
Wirldwind mic cable 80
¼ cable 4
Speaker out put cable 4
Power Distribution
200 amp Three phase
Hearing Assist.
Sennheiser S120-Hearing Transmitter
Sound Pressure Levels

Due to the potential volume levels available with our FOH system that may come into the building with a show, the MFAC has adopted a very strict policy regarding SPL. The following maximum db level restrictions have been set for the protection of our audience members, crew, and artists. At no time shall the maximum A-weighted SPL ever reach above 110db at the Center of the House (COH) in Row "EE." MFAC reserves the right to direct their Head Audio Engineer or his designate to reduce system levels to remain within acceptable SPLs.

A-weight SPL @ COH Maximum Time

  • 97db 2 hours
  • 100db 1 hour
  • 102db 30 minutes
Audio Challenges in the Recital Hall

The Recital Hall was designed primarily for vocal and acoustical instrument events.

Please Note: Due to the acoustic design of the front of the house, we strongly discourage the placing of the speaker stack on stage, as excessive echo slap back occurs, severely hindering intelligibility.

Clearcom Intercom system
Stations 2-ch. 4
Control Console
STRAND LBX 125 channes
Dimmers and Control
2.4K dimmers 36 
Stage Level (2nd floor)
Green Rooms 2
Single Dressing (w/shared bathroom & shower) 2
Below Stage (1st floor)
Single Dressing (w/bathroom & shower) 1
Single Dressing (w/shared bathroom & shower) 2
Chorus Dressing - 9 / occupancy per (w/bathroom & shower) 2
Chorus Dressing - 11 / occupancy per (w/bathroom & shower) 2