Adlib provides R&B Group with L-Acoustics KIVA system

R&B Group, established 22 years ago, specialises in high end corporate and live events. Adlib has worked with the company for around five years, supplying sound equipment for some of their larger events.
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Liverpool-based Adlib’s specialist Sales & Installations division has designed, specified and supplied an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA system complete with Soundcraft console to Newcastle-based live event technical provider, R&B Group. R&B Group, established 22 years ago, specialises in high end corporate and live events. Adlib has worked with the company for around five years, supplying sound equipment for some of their larger events. Following preliminary discussions and demonstrations, R&B Group development director Antony Crerar was “100 per cent confident that Adlib completely understood our markets and needs from the off”. A total of 18 L-ACOUSTICS KIVA 2-way passive ultra compact WST enclosures were supplied together with six L-ACOUSTICS 8XT speakers, plus four L-ACOUSTICS SB15m subs and eight SB18 subs, flying frames and a stacking system, along with six L-ACOUSTICS LA8 amplifiers. In addition, Adlib specified a Soundcraft Vi1 console and Vi stagebox with the Neutrik OpticalCON fibre connection that R&B already utilise for their projection systems and designed a cable infrastructure that made the system both flexible and modular for a range of events. The finished system was actually delivered directly from Adlib – complete with custom Adlib manufactured flightcases – to its first R&B gig in Sheffield as a ready-to-use system. From there it went straight up to Newcastle, and was followed by a further four days of intensive onsite training. “We are delighted with the results,” concluded Crerar. “It was a big investment to make, and sourcing it through Adlib was a fantastic experience at every stage of the process – right from the first contact through to all the after-sales service and support. It’s been brilliant, and Adlib has really made the difference”. Pictured above are (back row):Mick Storrie (R&B), Ian Nelson (Adlib), Antony Crerar (R&B). Front row : Andy Main, Lucy McClelland and Chris Ryan – all R&B. www.adlibsolutions.co.uk

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