Alla Breve Portable Music Shells

(7 customer reviews)

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Our music shells fit in practically all performance spaces.

Our product’s telescoping height adjustment feature lets you enjoy improved sound in any room at any height from 8’4″ to 13’4.5″ with our top-quality music shells.

Reduce labor with this music shell, which measures 6′ 7.5″ tall in the storage position and will pass through standard doorways.

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Music Shells Advantages:

Our music shells save time and space. It only takes one person to set up and take down our music shells. Our product features a counterweighted pulley system that allows the shell to glide into performance position with a minimal 15 lb. lift effort. Also, our music shells nest compactly in storage. For instance, Six nested music shells occupy less than 39 square feet.

Our music shells roll easily and quickly. Save time as this music shell rolls easily to and from same-level storage area with twin casters. Only one person is needed to roll the music shell in its storage position. This saves labor and does not make set-up reliant on the custodial staff. If the music shell must be lifted, its 256 lb. weight can be more easily managed than the older styles weighing 375+ lb.

Our music shells are designed to last. Durable, laminated music shell panels reflect a maximum range of audible frequencies. Panels are a 7/8″ thick laminate with a 3/4″ honeycomb core. The surface of our music shells is a warm beige plastic, and the steel frame adds strength and support. Plus, our impact-resistant ABS plastic skin on rigid panels reduces maintenance.

Our music shells reflect the maximum range of audible frequencies. Improve sound for both performers and audience with better blend, mix, and projection. Performers can hear themselves better, improving intonation and tone, while the audience can enjoy the performance more clearly with improved acoustics.

Theaters, performing arts centers, gyms, and auditoriums can lose a sufficient amount of sound in the room due to poor acoustics. This can provide challenging conditions for musical presentations, as performers cannot hear themselves very well, and also the audience cannot clearly hear the performance.

The shells provide an enclosure behind and around the performers, allowing them to better hear themselves while performing, while also directing their music towards the audience.

Performers can sing or play their instruments more confidently using Alla Breve portable music shells, and both musicians and audience members can hear an improved tone and clarity.

7 reviews for Alla Breve Portable Music Shells

  1. Brandon Moore

    The shells are great at providing sound reinforcement in a visually pleasing design. They are incredibly easy to use!

  2. Sandy McCoy

    We were able to use the shells at our concert and it was GREAT!

    Lancaster High School, Lancaster, OH

  3. Bonnie Becker

    These Shells make our music – SWEET! We can hear ourselves and we sound better than ever – they are amazing!!!!

  4. Darel M

    McDonnell had the best price on the shells. The service was prompt, thorough, and friendly. Great product too!

  5. Mary Jean Schless

    These Shells Rock! Our Choirs and Ensembles sound great with the addition of these Shells. I think all performing groups can benefit by adding these shells to their music programs. I highly endorse these Shells and their supplier – McDonnell.

  6. Bob Schless

    Rick J. – May 16, 2014:

    We have been using these Shells for over 1 year and find the improvement in music quality to be tremendous! We thank McDonnell for their support on this project!

  7. Jane B.

    I love my Alla Breve Shells. I can set up 6 Shells in under 8 minutes – just by myself.

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