Liverpool, UK-based ADLIB’s specialist sales division – also a ‘certified provider’ for L-Acoustics – has sold a Kara PA system, fully flight-cased and complete with LA8 amplifiers, to Newcastle-based sound, lighting and AV rental company Nitelites.
The sale comprised 24 Kara loudspeakers, eight SB18 subs, eight SB28 subs, eight LA8 amplifiers and a full set of ADLIB-designed flight cases for the Kara, bumps (flying cradles) and amp racks, plus all the associated rigging and accessories to enable the system to be flown or ground stacked as required.
ADLIB’s flightcases are designed to house three Kara speakers each – so eight cases in total, and two bumps per case, making a neat and expedient truck pack.
The deal cements a long standing and very positive relationship between the two companies. This has developed in particular over the last seven years and seen healthy cross-rental traffic in equipment as well as the exchange of resources and knowledge.
The Kara deal was co-ordinated by Nick Turner for ADLIB Sales and Jamie Moore and Andy Magee (pictured), both directors of Nitelites.
Nitelites required a flexible PA solution ideal for a diversity of applications, live events and different environments – from corporates to rock ‘n’ roll, theatre productions and classical spectaculars. Their regular work includes supplying sound to numerous concert hall venue gigs of around 2,500 capacity, for which the system is said to be perfect.
The new Nitelites Kara system went straight out on its first gig two days after it was delivered from ADLIB, and its first full-on tour is the UK leg of chart-topping Australian children’s band phenomenon, The Wiggles.
Nitelites already also have several other shows and events confirmed for the summer where the new system will be used and supplemented with additional L-Acoustics kit from ADLIB, including the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Newcastle and a classical spectacular for 20,000 people, set in picturesque Glamis Castle in Perthshire, Scotland.