Allen & Heath iDR Series Makes Itself Heard in Auckland

Allen & Heath's distributor, Jansen Sound & Lighting (New Zealand), recently installed iDR systems in two Auckland locations, including an A&H iDR-8 at the Cock & Bull public house (Lynfield) and an iDR-4 in the Rocks Bar & Grill (Waiheke Island).
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iDR-8 installed at the Cock & Bull

Allen & Heath's distributor, Jansen Sound & Lighting (New Zealand), recently installed iDR systems in two Auckland locations, including an A&H iDR-8 at the Cock & Bull public house (Lynfield) and an iDR-4 in the Rocks Bar & Grill (Waiheke Island).

A chain of Old English-themed taverns, the Cock & Bull public house features performances by live bands three times a week. An Allen & Heath iDR-8 digital mixing processor has been installed to distribute audio to various zones around the venue, programmed to automatically change the volume and lighting levels at pre-determined times of the day. Eight A&H PL-4 wall panels were also installed around the tavern to allow remote control of multiple sources, including a CD player, computer music system, various TV channels and a wireless mic.

The IDR-8 provides EQ and routing to the main Proel TFL speaker system, which comprises six Proel TFL10P and two Proel TFL115 subs, as well as a100-volt line system of 22 ceiling speakers in other zones. An additional PL-4 wall plate behind the bar allows bar staff to fine-tune the volume of the main bar system.

At the Rocks Bar & Gril,l an iDR-4 digital mixer and two PL-4 remote controllers were installed. The system is multi-zoned with multiple sources, including a computer music system for karaoke. The outdoor system is a 100V line system; four Proel TFL12-inch speakers amplified by Lab.gruppen in the main bar and two Proel PRL 250V power amps in the wine bar form the indoor sound system, which is mounted above the bar. Two PL-4 wall plates, one in the main bar and one in the wine bar, allow remote control of the audio sources and volume.

"We are finding an increasing number of smaller bars require a high level of flexibility and sophistication in their audio installations," comments Jansen Professional Audio & Lighting's director Simon Adams. "Allen & Heath's versatile iDR system provides the perfect affordable solution, which can interface with other equipment such as lighting and A/V devices, and provide remote-control capability for busy staff."

For more information on Allen & Heath's iDR Series, visit www.idrseries.com.