Theatre/Concert Equipment info

Two performance sound engineers are required, one for the FOH (front of house)operational mix and the other for the on stage monitoring operational mix. The two systems are link by multicore cable stage splitter boxes and the input signals is spit between the two systems, which are controlled separately. The above systems can be supplemented by adding additional audio component such as radio microphones, radio in the ear monitoring systems and other outboard audio components.

 Basic components, FOH audio system

  •  Audio mixers 16 to 48 input channels


  • 32 band graphic equaliser
  • Noise gate/compression/expanders
  • Output crossover split 3 or 4 way to audio power
  • amplifiers
  • Top/Mid/Upper Bass, Line array speaker cabinet
  • clusters (Vertical or Horizontal Line Array)
  • Plus flying truss if line arrays are to be flown
  • Short throw Sub bass units
  •  Power amplifiers
  •  Power source 16 – 32 amp
  • All the necessary cabling
  • Microphones or DI boxes (direct input) relative to the number of input channels required
This system is capable of delivering sound re-enforcement to an audiences upwards too 1500 people. The overall system can be looked upon as two different audio systems:
  1. one for the audience
  2. and the other for the performers

The general set up is for live music and concert/theatrical productions etc, and is configured for on stage monitoring for the performing artist. Where the general set up this for live music, stage side fills are part of the basic set up, if the venue has the stage area available.

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