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Acoustical shells and small vocal ensembles

This message come close to Sandra Banas' one on the same topic. I followed "Seghizzi" choir competition, last week, in Gorizia - Italy. On stage there was an acoustical shell. I was really surprised that sound came to the audience with good volume also in the case of small ensembles (with one voice per vocal line). I mention the interesting case of an octet, the slovenian "Jazzva": their sound was full, without frequency dispersion, also in the case of the bass and vocal drums (this was a huge surprise to me). In evaluating the sound, there were three factors: the skill of this astonishing group; the acoustic characteristics of the theatre (Bratuz Kulturni Center); the acoustical shell: I would like to understand how much of this  good sound rendition depended on the acoustical shell. So my questions are: someone has experiences to share of performances with acoustical shells in the case of small a cappella ensemble (say under 10 components)? Are you satisfied? One specific question: what about the "dm dm" of the bass lines, in relation to the volume of other vocal lines? The main question: how do you judge a cappella jazz/pop performances with acoustical shell, compared to those with sound reinforcement system? Drawbacks/Advantages? Thank you. Fabio
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