Marquee Audio has recently supplied a KV2 Audio EX 10 active powered loudspeaker system to ITV’s London Studios. Marquee’s Rob Whitaker explains, “I was initially contacted by Luke Wallace at The London Studios who looks after their A/V requirements. Initial discussions were based around a fixed installation, but during further investigation, listening to how and what would be expected and taking into account the aesthetics of the room [clean lines, cool steel and lots of glass], it was decided that a highly flexible, but portable system that could be quickly set up and struck down would be the best solution, but without any of the sonic compromises that often occur when taking into account the client’s requirements.”
The room has to be used in several different ways, including Green Room, canteen and conference facility. Whitaker continues. “The room is used in just about every orientation, so a system with good, clean and accurate dispersion characteristics was important. They also needed the ability, when required, to produce a fair degree of level in the room as events might vary from spoken word to a small band. Luke had suggested a number of systems he had used in the room before on hire, but I suggested he had a listen to the EX 10 system and thanks to KV2’s Andy Austin-Brown, we had this arranged within a couple of days.
“Once the units were listened to, it was a simple task of accepting the client’s decision to opt for a special build in the required pantone colour—I’d call it blue. The system was built, shipped and installed within the month.”