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Adlib installs flexible Coda sound system to Liverpool Philharmonic space

Duncan Proctor 25 January 2016
ADLIB Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room

Adlib has supplied and installed a Coda TiRAY sound system for Liverpool Philharmonic’s new Music Room venue, a completely flexible space for between 160 and 250 people depending on a cabaret, theatre or standing configuration.

The venue, which opened in October 2015, has been built as part of the £14.5m refurbishment of the 1939 Grade II listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Adlib has been involved with the Liverpool Philharmonic for a number of years, as the team designed and installed a Coda ViRAY system for the 1,700 capacity main auditorium.

For Music Room, the Liverpool Philharmonic required a solution that could be quickly and simply installed, utilised existing infrastructure in the main auditorium and which included racks, patch bays, facility panels and trussing that could deal immediately with events.

Liverpool Philharmonic invited tenders, finally opting for the Coda system as the best solution for the range of concerts and events in Music Room.

Coda’s TiRAY, was chosen for quality, reliability and its ability to cover the entire Music Room evenly for sound when suspended from the new truss solutions.

Adlib supplied six ultra-compact Coda TiRAY loudspeakers and two Coda TiLOW bass extension elements. The loudspeakers may be rigged as a single centre hang or split as conventional left and right stereo hangs. Either flown configuration may be augmented with additional Coda G18 subs to suit. However for many of the ‘lighter’ performances, the low frequency capability of the flown system is very good.

Two Coda HOPS8I speakers, also discreet and optimised for smaller spaces and nearfield applications may be used as near-stage fills and can also be wall-mounted at each side of the room.

The amplifiers are Coda LINUS10-C and LINUS5-Cs all controlled via ‘Linus-Live’ software. These are pre-programmed with a series of parameters for different setups, which can be selected to suit each performance.

Gail Wroth, Liverpool Philharmonic’s head of production commented: “The new system enables the in-house production team to meet the ever changing requirements of the users of Music Room as well as enabling its development for corporate use within our in-house production services, expertise and facilities.”

Adlib’s John Hughes concluded: “We are delighted that the installation of the Coda system in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, both in the main auditorium and Music Room, has been so successful. We’re very proud to supply the venue, which is an iconic part of Liverpool’s rich and colourful musical life.”

Photo courtesy of Mark McNulty

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