SSS invests in EM Acoustics R Series
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
sssSSS owner Phil Hurley and commercial manager James Lewis
UK - Cardiff-based Stage Sound Services is today one of the leading suppliers for the theatre and events industries in the UK and internationally. The company is also the single largest stockist of EM Acoustics equipment with well over 1000 pieces in their rental inventory.
SSS has recently bolstered that inventory still further with the addition of six R10s and 10 R8s from EM Acoustics’ flagship Reference Series range. The purchase also represents the first Reference Series delivery to a rental company.
R10 was recently honoured with a PLASA Innovation Award where the judges commended its controllable, adjustable low-mid dispersion, adding that the inclusion of the different high-medium frequency flares increases the flexibility for a touring show and is a feature that has not been seen before in a speaker of this type.
“We’re very pleased to take delivery of some of the first pieces of R10 and R8, especially as we were involved in the beta-testing of the R10,” remarks Phil Hurley, owner of Stage Sound Services. “We’ve always supported EM Acoustics – they’re a British company that makes consistently good products, which explains why we have a lot of their gear in our inventory.
“When they approached us to beta-test the R10, we were very pleased to do it. I’ve always had the greatest respect for Ed’s design talents and we could see that they’d come up with something a bit special with the R10. Having tested it quite extensively on Ghost Stories in the West End where the sound designer, Nick Manning was very impressed, it was easy to make the decision to invest.”
Hurley believes that Reference Series will be a game-changer for EM Acoustics. “I think R10 will become the go-to product in its category,” he maintains. “It can compete effortlessly against similar offerings from other manufacturers and R8 is the same thing in a smaller package. In fact, we purchased the R8s without even listening to them, simply on the basis of what we knew of the R10s. They both pack a terrific punch for their size and the sound is flawless.”
The new gear is currently in preparation for the stage production of Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel, The Da Vinci Code which opens in Bromley on 10 January before embarking on a nationwide tour going through to 12 November.

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