Greece - Cadac Holdings Ltd Luton, Beds. UK. The leading AV turnkey installation and theatre sound specialist in Greece, Telmaco S.A., has installed the last ever CADAC R-type console in the landmark Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
The R-type was installed by the Athens based company in the main 500 seat Amphitheatron Hall, in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall’s new M2 building, as part of a major turnkey project that included sound reinforcement, projection, conference and interpretation, video and audio relay, intercom and stage management systems. “The client requirement was for a console of the highest audio quality and reliability that was quick to install. The CADAC R-type fulfilled these demands better than any other comparable console,” says Telmaco Sales Engineer, George Regginiotis.
Telmaco previously installed a CADAC S-type console in the central control room in the M2 building when it opened in 2010. The new R-type equips the Amphitheatron Hall with a mix capability for a wide variety of performance and non-performance applications, including large scale conferencing and event production. The bespoke console is configured with 48 mono and three stereo input channels, 16 dual groups, one monitor group, 16 DC masters and one VCA master. Many of CADAC’s longest serving engineers worked on the build of the console, including Final Test Engineer Tony Waldren, for who this was the final project before retiring after almost 30 years with the company. Also instrumental in the build was Purchase / Stock Manager Chris Hall, responsible for sourcing the components, many of which are a little more difficult to find these days.
Commenting on the delivery of the last R-type, CADAC Brand Development Manager Richard Ferriday said, “Despite the market dominance of digital technology, and CADAC’s adoption of that technology, there are still applications for large-format analogue consoles. These applications see limited value in the logistical advantages and convenience offered by digital consoles, and therefore require pure analogue solutions. For these specialist applications, CADAC is the only manufacturer still committed to providing uncompromising, professional large-format analogue audio consoles. From the legendary 256-input J-type, through the modular S-type to the latest compact LIVE1, CADAC continues to offer a full range of mixing solutions employing the latest in both analogue and digital technology.”
Photo caption (1): CADAC R-type console in the Amphitheatron auditorium, Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Photo caption (2): CADAC engineering staff for last R-Type; L–R Francis Rondeau-Smith Production Manager, Russell Seal Production & R&D Engineer, Sylvia Wallace PCB Assembly Engineer and Errol Lewis Wiring and Assembly Engineer
Photo caption (3): Final Test Engineer Tony Waldron (right) with the last CADAC R-Type; Marketing Manager James Godbehear looks on
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