Conference centre goes for EV

The Derbyshire Hall is a 400-seat venue in The Hayes Conference Centre, located just outside Derby. Owned and operated by The Christian Conference Trust, a registered charity, The Hayes is the Trust's flagship venue for providing good quality, affordable conference facilities for Christian organisations.

Having provided AV solutions for two other venues belonging to the Christian Conference Trust, installation specialist Acoustic Arrangements said it was particularly pleased to win the contract for this Hall. “As this is their premier venue, it demanded the highest specification for the sound system, capable of handling performances by prominent worship bands as well as speech requirements,” says AA’s Glyn Chapman.

Having selected Electro-Voice’s ZX Series to provide the main loudspeakers – ZX3s at the front, and ZX1s as rear-fills two-thirds of the way down the hall – Acoustic Arrangements picked up EV’s new DC-One signal processor to control all the loudspeaker and amplifier configurations.

“There are lots of controllers around but the DC-One keeps us in the EV family. It is very simple to exploit its digital horsepower and high-end audio performance. It can easily be operated via the front panel, and comes with free PC-Editor software so set-up can be done on a laptop using a USB link-up.”

With a pair of subs fitted under the stage, the sound reinforcement system is powered by CP1200 and CP2200 amplifiers from the EV range. “The ZX loudspeakers are very well-rated for their size,” confirms Glyn Chapman, “and visually, they work exceptionally well.”

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