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MS Füssen, Lake Forggensee (Germany)

Sound in the sea

A production of “The Swan King – Live Your Dream” is the first musical to be performed in its actual setting, on Lake Forggensee directly facing Bavaria’s famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. Since summer 2016, the MS Füssen has acted as Germany’s first ever musical ship, playing host to the story of young King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The MS Füssen transports its audience into the heart of the action: Watching from onboard, spectators have a close-up view of the actors as the myths and legends surrounding King Ludwig are brought to life in a series of scenes played out on the shores of the lake.

Audience sound coverage is provided by Fohhn loudspeaker systems, since the highest demands have been placed on the reproduction of speech, music and singing. At the same time, the systems have needed to be slim enough to occupy minimal space on the ship. Both challenges have been simultaneously solved with the use of eight Arc-series AT-08 systems – two-way loudspeakers with elegantly rounded wooden housing and highly compact dimensions from which state-of-the-art loudspeaker technology is delivered. The sound system has been completed with the addition of XS-22 and XS-10 subwoofers – both of which belong to Fohhn’s X Series.

The results are definitely worth hearing, so much so that shows aboard this musical ship are fully booked until the end of the year.

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