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Autograph power Wiltshire Music Centre with Lab.gruppen’s IPD Series


Located Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon, the Wiltshire Music Centre known throughout the country for the outstanding quality of its concert performances, the purpose-built concert hall has recently undergone a major upgrade to its audio systems in partnership with Autograph Sales & Installations.

Led by the company’s New Business Engineer Phil Nicolaou, the project centred on the specification and installation of a new front-of-house loudspeaker system and included an upgrade to the existing mixing console, new equipment racks and mains power management systems.

Phil takes up the story: “The centre is a modern performance space that hosts a diverse range of music, from acoustic and orchestral works through to jazz, world music, opera and choral works, so it’s a good test for an installed sound system." 

He continued: "Our design uses a compact left-right flown design where each side comprises five EM Acoustics Halo-C line-source elements and one Halo-C Sub. This arrangement provides ample full-frequency coverage for the entire auditorium without needing any delays or sidefills.”

The entire system - including six EM Acoustics M10 monitors which are used for on-stage monitoring - runs off just eight power amplifiers. Autograph specified Lab.gruppen IPD-Series amplifiers for their extraordinary combination of audio quality, reliability, reasonable pricing and a feature set that offers more than similarly priced products.

At the heart of the IPD platform is a latest-generation DSP engine equipped with up to a total of 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric EQs along with adjustable gain, input and output delay, and both high- and low-pass filters adjustable to any frequency.

Phil concluded, “The IPDs make this kind of installation so much easier, more versatile and cost-effective. No outboard controllers are needed because all the processing for the loudspeakers is done within the amplifiers, and because they also provide Ethernet-based networking we can tune and control the whole system remotely if necessary."

Daniel Thomason, Centre Technician said: “We asked Autograph to tender for this project and we were immediately impressed with their attention to detail and thorough and clear proposals. From design to completion we were kept well informed and had all our requirements met.”

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