SSE Sales completes Sheffield University refit
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.