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PR takes first d&b White system in UK

Presentation Rentals has become the first UK company to offer an all-white d&b sound system in its rental stock, writes Dave Robinson.

London-based AV and technical production services company Presentation Rentals (PR) has become the first UK company to offer an all-White d&b audiotechnik sound system in its rental stock. d&b launched the range at Prolight + Sound in April of this year. 
 The initial PR White Series speakers comprise 10x d&b T10s and two B4s and is said to offer a practical solution for high-profile small to medium-sized events; they join PR’s extensive d&b audio rental stock. “We’re huge fans of the brand,” says Ian Coull, PR’s MD.
 PR says the decision after recent work in many venues in and around London including art gallery and exhibition spaces, which are clean, white and airy, lending themselves to the aesthetics of a white audio system. The same is true of marquees and other tensile structures, which are also usually ‘white-based’. 
 “White is cool and contemporary,” continues Coull. “We are working increasingly on prestige events like fashion shows, corporate networking sessions, brand experientals, cocktail receptions, etc, that are staged in these spaces, where black speakers and stands would just grate against the environment and look completely inappropriate.”
 With the quality sound and streamlined design lines of the d&b speakers already established, the next logical step – to PR at least – was to offer them in white to production companies and clients. 
 Recently the White speakers were in action for a lavish party aboard a super-yacht moored in Monaco, where they were utilised in the reception area and on the nearby helipad, used to stage a major artist performance. PR also supplied a d&b system for the main party area, with DiGiCo desks used throughout.
 Further enquiries have come from production companies specialising in yacht parties, plus corporate hospitality and presentations during premium locational events like the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, reports Coull.In addition to the White d&b investment, PR has taken delivery of 16 channels of channel 38-compliant Sennheiser 2000 Series mics (with another eight channels to be delivered soon) and six 2050 in-ear monitor systems, again reflecting an active summer and autumn for the company.