04 July 2016
d&b audiotechnik GB pulls the crowds at the ABTT Theatre Show 2016
ABTT 2016 marked a first for the celebrated V-Series point source loudspeakers, renowned for their remarkable sensitivity in the vocal range. The V7P was the talking point at the popular d&b stand whilst the V10P took centre stage at the show’s ‘pop up’ Studio Theatre (PBS), accompanied by Y7s, V-SUBs, E6s and E8s all powered by the flagship D80 amplifier.
Sell out shows, and Live Performance Masterclasses in the PBS were delivered by d&b GB’s Education and Application Support team. Sessions included ‘choosing the right loudspeaker’ and ‘tuning your system with ArrayCalc,’ giving aspiring technicians inspiring insights into the everyday challenges facing production teams.
The busy d&b stand also provided visitors with hands on workstations to join the dots of the industry trusted d&b Workflow; d&b ArrayCalc and its effortless integration with R1 Remote control software, plus a virtual tour of the far field noise immission modelling software, d&b NoizCalc. There was also the opportunity to test drive the d&b DS10 Audio network bridge released earlier this year. DS10 is the first d&b device to be positioned before the amplifiers in the signal chain; a 1RU device outputting up to sixteen Dante network channels via AES3 and featuring an integrated 5-port switch, offering redundant networks for the Dante protocol, as well as advanced networking modes.
Other d&b loudspeakers on show featured the installation specific xS-Series and the passive cardioid columns of the xC-Series, all joined by 10D and 30D installation amplifiers, specially tailored for permanent applications.
“What a great show,” commented Gianni Abruzzese, Commercial Manager at d&b GB. “A superb few days at Ally Pally, with new faces and old friends, all eager to be updated with the latest d&b solutions to make their lives even easier - and of course enjoy a BBQ and a beer or two on the terraces overlooking London. We’re big supporters of the ABTT show, and this second year at Ally Pally really cements the long term future of this exhibition.”