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AC-ET supplies sound system for Brighton's Roedan School

Adam Savage
AC-ET supplies sound system for Brighton's Roedan School

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) recently provided a full audio system upgrade – including Traction Sound loudspeakers and an Allen & Heath console – to the Roedean School in Brighton, UK.

Founded in 1898, Roedean is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading girls’ schools, catering for day, weekly boarding and full boarding pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.

Ben Losh, Roedean Theatre’s technical manager first approached AC-ET’s Glen Thompson after visiting the company's stand at the PLASA Show. Losh later told Thompson that he was looking for a discreet audio system that would provide even coverage, sufficient low end and vocal clarity for the school's performance theatre.

After hearing the system requirements, Thompson recommended Traction Sound for its "innovative ‘long throw’ Soft Dome Source (SDS) technology, sonic purity and extremely competitive pricing." An on-site demonstration was then arranged at Roedean’s theatre, led by Traction Sound’s Shreddie Glew and Andy Pardoe, which allowed Losh to hear for himself what the brand's products had to offer.

“Within minutes, I knew that I had to have this system…I was completely blown away by the capabilities of the speakers,” Losh revealed.

Ten Traction Sound units were specified for the new sound system, comprising of six SDS 8i 'Gobis' – four out front, and two for side fill – two SDS 6i 'Nibblers' for front-fill; and two BP 12 'Cubs' for low end.

Losh was also impressed with the sleek, discreetly designed speakers, describing them as: “perfect for this kind of install where equipment visibility should remain minimal.”

Also included in the package from AC-ET was an Allen & Heath iLive T80 mixing surface and iDR-32 MixRack, which was chosen for its intuitive and flexible control platform and suitability for learning environments.

“The new sound system has completely transformed the theatre – providing clear, even coverage across the room… As a result the students’ workflow has improved,” Losh concluded.

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Tags: Plasa, allen & heath, ilive, ac-et, mixing consoles, iDR-32 MixRacks, ac entertainment technologies, traction sound, roedan school

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