Adlib fashions new FOH system for Cambridge Corn Exchange

Adlib’s Design and Installations division supplied an all-new FOH system for the Cambridge Corn Exchange – a well-known landmark on the UK touring circuit for many years – comprising an L-Acoustics KARA system and a Midas PRO2 console.
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Adlib’s Design and Installations division supplied an all-new FOH system for the Cambridge Corn Exchange – a well-known landmark on the UK touring circuit for many years – comprising an L-Acoustics KARA system and a Midas PRO2 console. The system design and installation was co-ordinated by Adlib’s John Hughes and the design created by Roger Kirby. The two have worked on several other recent high profile installations including The National Cycling Centre, Manchester Academies and Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre. They worked closely with the venue’s technical manager Chris Norton and L-Acoustics’ UK system application engineers, Chris Vass and Dan Orton. The result was a main left and right PA system comprising seven flown KARA WST speakers which can be hung with or without two SB18 sub-bass units depending on the low frequency requirements for the event. There are also two SB28 ground stacked sub bass speakers per side. The main balcony coverage is dealt with by a centre hang of five KARAi WSTs. For lip and in-fills there are two 8XTis along the front of the stage and two 12XTis at the edges of the stage either side. For delays another two 8XTis provide under-balcony coverage with three more installed at high level dealing with the extremities of the balcony and back seating rows. The system is powered by L-Acoustics proprietary LA8 and LA4 amplifiers. For the onstage wedges 10 of Adlib AA-MP4s were supplied: “The power and finesse of this discreetly packaged product has quickly established it as an industry standard. The MP4 has become a preferred wedge for numerous artistes, making it an easy choice for the venue,” said Kirby. The monitor system is driven with Crown XTi6002 amps. For the house console, Adlib supplied a Midas PRO2, complete with a DL-251 stage box to add 48 inputs and 16 x outputs to the standard PRO2 I/O. Technical manager Chris Norton commented: “Adlib have not just provided us with an excellent solution, but did so in a slender window of opportunity, enabling us to be up and ready to go for the start of another very busy season”. www.adlib.co.uk
www.l-acoustics.com
www.midasconsoles.com

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