entertainment • presentation • installation

SSE Sales completes Sheffield University refit

11 November 2002

Following the launch of its new sales department earlier in the year, Birmingham's SSE Hire has recently completed a major overhaul of the audio system at Sheffield University. The brief given by the University's technical manager Pete Brenchley was to provide separate systems for the three venues at the University. The Octagon, the largest of the three venues, was to have a new main PA system capable of handling touring acts. The Foundry, which runs seven nights a week with a variety of events and music styles needed new main PA, foldback and control equipment and Fusion, the Union bar, was to benefit from an installation capable of running in the background all day and coming forward to power the DJs at night. On top of this, the systems needed to be completely compatible with each other so that gear could be moved from venue to venue depending on the show to be supplied.

SSE designed and supplied a complete touring specification system for both the Octagon and Foundry with a Nexo Alpha speaker system powered by Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers for both venues. SSE's control specification for the Foundry included an Allen & Heath ML4000 and a variety of processing, including Klark Teknik EQ and Yamaha effects. Stage monitoring duties are handled by SSE Betamax wedges, powered by Crown MA2400 amplifiers with a Soundcraft SM12, Klark Teknik DN360 EQs and XTA DP200s controlling everything. SSE also supplied a full touring specification Pyle line system for both venues and its standardized patch system in all racks, allowing complete compatibility - not only within the University, but also with a number of major hire companies.

With training of the Union's technical staff included in the package, the recent upgrade leaves Sheffield University with highly flexible, quality audio system. With the Octagon and Foundry equipped with touring quality systems, all that was left was the Fusion bar. Eight Electrovoice Deltamax 1152 cabinets and four Deltamax 2181 subs, originally supplied by SSE in the 1980s, were fully refurbished and re-installed in a new configuration. The system is powered by a mixture of Crown and C Audio amplifiers and with system control handled by an Allen & Heath GR05 zone mixer and a BSS Omnidrive.

(Ruth Rossington)



Tag Cloud

Sheffield University major audio system University technical systems venues main PA capable touring variety needed control Fusion Union bar supplied SSE complete specification both Octagon and Foundry powered amplifiers Foundry included handled quality

Related Stories from LSi Online

24 August 2011

SSE appointed Lab.gruppen and Lake sub-distributors

SSE appointed Lab.gruppen and Lake sub-distributorsUK - Following SSE Hire's recent move to use Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q as its standard monitor amplifier and Lake LM26 for digital returns with festival systems, SSE Sales has now been appointed as a sub-distributor for ... More >>

23 August 2011

Pearce Hire invest in L-Acoustics KARA

Pearce Hire invest in L-Acoustics KARAUK - Peterborough-based Pearce Hire has become the first SSE Sales customer to purchase KARA, having invested in a system consisting of: 12 x KARA; 8 x SB18; 4 x LA8. With rigging to both fly and stack the system, SSE ... More >>

28 June 2011

SSE Audio gears up for summer festivals

SSE Audio gears up for summer festivalsUK - SSE Audio Group continues to invest in Yamaha digital mixing consoles, adding a further five PM5D-RHs to its hire inventory in anticipation of the summer festival season. Last year, SSE used digital systems ... More >>

16 November 2010

PSCo and Universal AV at The University of Sheffield

PSCo and Universal AV at The University of SheffieldUK - This summer, The University of Sheffield completed an expansion of their Students' Union, and PSCo, partnered with Universal AV Services, were chosen to provide AV solutions that befitted the Students' Union's ... More >>

1 November 2010

Aberystwyth University doubles up on Yamaha

Aberystwyth University doubles up on YamahaUK - Yamaha's M7CL and LS9 digital mixing consoles continue to make inroads in the education market. The latest establishment to invest in Yamaha is Aberystwyth University, which recently took delivery of two new ... More >>

ETASound invests in Nexo Geo system

Kinesys appoints Italian distributor

London community church rocks with Nexo Geo

SSE introduces ProSight package for L-Acoustics K1

Soundcraft at core of new-look Rock City

Nexo Alpha reinforces Liverpool arts project

SSE supply Geo-S to Oakengates Theatre

SSE fits Nexo into New Birmingham College

SSE announces Venice dealership

PLASA 2002 - Sound

InnovaSon unveils new console with SSE at PLASA

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

January 2012January 2012

Page 48: ” Lansborough; house crew at Sheffield University during the brief golden period when it was the only decent

November 2006November 2006

Page 106: at Sheffield University. “As soon as I got there I knew I no longer wanted to be an actor. I had decided

December 2002December 2002

Page 62: a ticket from a Led Zeppelin concert he’d attended at the Sheffield University Student Union hall, still

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

Related Videos from LSi's Video Hub

We were unable to find relevant videos, but please visit LSi's Video Hub for our industry video content, such as product demos, training, interviews, backstage, seminars, events and more...

Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999



Lee Filters

mojo barriers

harlequin flooring

Le Maitre

Total Solutions Group