The MAC, Belfast’s new creative arts venue, has had its newly designed production infrastructure equipped and installed by Rea Sound, Martin Audio’s Irish distributors. Appointed as specialist sub-contractors to Bowen Mascott JV, and working from a design specification by consultant Carr & Angier, Rea Sound masterminded the entire technical fit-out, which included a Martin Audio W3 theatre PA system. “The W3 is a fantastic sound system and perfect for the requirement,” confirmed Rea Sound’s Roger McMullan. The system is the main auditorium comprises three W3s per side and a Martin Audio AQ10, powered by MA amplifiers. These provide separate channel feeds to each of the house PA speakers as well as the infills and effects speakers, which include three AQ10’s plus four ‘floating’ Martin Audio Blackline F10+ and two F12+. At the heart of the system lies one of two Allen & Heath IDR units, allowing for full control on all inputs and outputs of the PA speaker channels. Supplied for the audio engineer is an Allen & Heath I-Live T122 digital console and IDR48 stagebox again allow for ease of use and preset recalls. The smaller upstairs studio also utilises W3 cabinets, with an Allen & Heath I-Live R72 digital console and IDR16 stagebox.