I get a better fit and quality with OEM parts. It makes my job easier.

The voice has a limited frequency range, ... So, to make it beneficial for singers, we had to dampen the basses by using softer, more flexible surfaces for the side walls. You'd never do that in a symphony hall - people love to hear the deep bottom of the bass section.

The ceiling conforms to those elliptical guidelines. The ideal is no dead spots.

Visiting performers can come in and use the sound system, ... I hope they don't, however, because it will negate the uniqueness of the hall. In any case, they'll have to live with what we've done.

We thought that we had made some strong arguments.