USS BUY AFTER BALL
Cheltenham based rental company, USS (Unique Sound Systems) have recently confirmed the purchase of 12 Martin Audio W8LM loudspeakers and six LE12JB stage monitors following the successful trial of other members of the Line Array family for the main stage venue at this year's Gloucester University Summer Ball.
The Summer Ball's main stage was set in the Centaur Building at Cheltenham Racecourse. The main system comprised of eight Martin Audio W8LC compact line array per side augmented by four Martin Audio Hybrid™ WLX subwoofers stacked on the stage wings. This combination provided an all-horn-loaded system for maximum impact.
The W8LC system's wide coverage and smooth off-axis response enabled USS to cover the full wrap-around audience with just one W8LC column per side. The loudspeaker system design was worked out using Martin Audio's ViewPoint™ array optimising software. This enabled Martin Audio's Jim Cousins to give riggers an exact picture of the system height, splay angles, relevant loading information and patch.
Headliners for this year's packed Summer Ball were Goldie Lookin' Chain, and the event also featured performances by Kosheen and Estelle.
Unique Sound Systems' Patrick 'Paddy' Kemp was very happy with the performance of the W8LC's and the WLX subwoofers saying, 'They did a sterling job.'