Pro AV invests in new JBL, AKG equipment

Harman Pro distributor Sound Technology has released details of Cambridge-based Professional Audio-Visual’s purchase of a JBL VRX line array and 60 channels of AKG's DMS 700 digital wireless system.
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Harman Pro distributor Sound Technology has released details of Cambridge-based Professional Audio-Visual’s purchase of a JBL VRX line array and AKG DMS 700 digital wireless system.

Founded by Paul Kent (pictured) in 1995, Professional Audio-Visual (or Pro AV for short) has grown steadily over the last decade-and-a-half and now offers a wide range of equipment hire and technical services from its HQ near Stansted Airport.

The investment in the new JBL and AKG equipment is part of a significant outlay in staging services. The JBL system, comprising eight VRX 932LAP powered 12” 2-way systems and four powered 18” VRX918SP 18in sub bass, was chosen after testing several alternatives.

Many other rigs were found to be “too rock and roll”, but Kent says the JBL system “hit the spot, as it is easy to set up and produces an ideal conference sound, for high sound pressure levels needed at awards and larger scale events. On top of that, the quality and finish of the units is exceptional.” Kent also liked the fact that the VRX system is powered by Crown amplification.

Pro AV has also purchased eight of the new JBL PRX 600 powered speakers for use at smaller events, along with 60 channels of AKG DMS 700 digital wireless technology, which is already capable of operating on the new PMSE frequency of Channel 38.

The new equipment has already been utilised during a major international sales conference held on the island of Tenerife.

“We have invested in people, infrastructure and up to date equipment technology to the tune of some £600,000 over the last four years,” concluded Kent. “We are poised to increase market share this year, with many new contracts already in the diary.”



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