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Sound System Design & Consultancy.GB Audio are happy to offer full technical planning or just a bit of helpful advice. GB Audio's experienced professional team install sound equipment for theatres, recording studios, churches, offices, concert halls and nightclubs. We take pride in providing a personal service, to a professional high standard of safety and neatness. We design and supply custom flying systems, trunking and cabling, meeting or exceeding statutory safety requirements and all covered by specialist insurance.
Check out these recent projects:
Aberdeen Exhibition &
sound system design and installation
Royal Lyceum Theatre sound system design and installation
Dancebase sound system design and installation
SEStran portable wireless conference microphone / PA system
dance facility has had a superb sound system installed in the
Based around the high definition Shermann GX501 loudspeakers and Yamaha amplification, the system has a mobile playback rack which can be plugged in at various positions in the studio or in the purpose built control room.
Flexibility is the key. Low level utility panels around the room offer balanced ties lines and speaker outlets. High and low level speaker outlets are all patchable in the control room.
|Speakers are suspended from
fixed bars on custom swivel brackets which allow blackouts to be draped
right across the ceiling below the bars. Blackouts are needed when the
space is being used for performance because it has a glass roof. This is a
fantastic feature during the daytime - filling the studio with natural
light and affording a superb view of Edinburgh Castle. The blackouts also
improve the naturally reverberant acoustic of the space.
Efficient use has been made of some existing playback equipment in order to keep the expenditure down. This Sound System Installation project was made possible by a donation from Walker Homes.
Dancebase won the Scottish Building of the year (2002) award.
Click here for Dancebase performances, classes and workshops programme. The 4 studios are also open for commercial hire.
Wireless Conference Audio.
GB Audio have supplied the Beyerdynamic MCWD50 portable wireless digital conference system to several conference centres and company boardrooms.
One example is Edinburgh based SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership). The system comprises a number of wireless table microphone units with integral speakers, an automatic base controller and storage flightcase with built-in charging rack. As well as offering a very neat, stand-alone PA solution for meetings, the system also interfaces with and enhances the organisation's video-conferencing system. This sits well with two of SEStran's objectives: 1. Reduce the number of people commuting in single occupancy vehicles within South East Scotland – especially for journeys to and from Edinburgh; but also for journeys outwith the SEStran area. 2. Minimise the overall need for travel, especially by car. top
Made to Measure.
GB Audio design and supply bespoke racks, frames and housings for equipment of all shapes and sizes. We are happy to consider any installation challenge and work with specialist fabricators to come up with engineering solutions for your sound system installation. We also sell off-the-shelf equipment protection e.g. CP EMS, Kinsman and SKB polycarbonate rack housings and inexpensive aluminium "camera" type cases in various sizes. We have a good range of standard leads in stock and are happy to make up special audio cables, looms, multicores, panels and patchbays to your specification.
GB Audio have considerable experience in helping clients to deal with problems of noise pollution and Environmental Heath Department license requirements. See Testing Times.
& Hearing Support systems.
GB Audio design, sell, install and hire Ampetronic induction loops and Sennheiser infra red and Tourguide systems which can benefit the hard-of-hearing. IR Systems can cover an entire room, whereas loop systems can be limited to a counter or box office. People can listen in to an induction loop system by switching their hearing aid to the "T" position or by using portable beltpacks with miniature headphones. From October 2004, all public buildings have to be fully accessible, including the provision of systems for the hard-of-hearing, where appropriate.
This law has now been superceded by the Equality Act 2010 and induction loop systems should now conform to and comply with the Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) IEC60118-4 (2006) Performance Standard.
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