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APG system nestles into The Clore Studio Upstairs

The Clore Studio Upstairs, a small-scale performance venue located upstairs at London's Royal Opera House, has opted for an APG MX1 setup.

Located at London’s Royal Opera House, the 200-capacity Clore Studio Upstairs has installed an APG MX1 sound system.

Factors including low ceilings to the seating space and the small-scale performances that take place there meant head of sound at the Royal Opera House Martin Adams intially didn’t have an easy task in finding the right solution.

Paul Nicholson, managing director at Red Square Audio – UK sales partners for APG – explained: “The system had to be neat, compact and as visually unobtrusive as possible, so I suggest that he [Martin] try out the APG MX1s. We made a demo replicating the system configuration as I saw it (essentially eight evenly spaced cabinet across the length of the seating area). Everyone was extremely impressed that a small 6.5in coaxial cabinet could deliver such high-quality sound uniformly and over such a wide area.”

As a result Red Square Audio installed a system that nestled into the ‘laboratory’ environment, which consisted of eight MX1s in white.

Adams confirmed that the system has been a great success: “As sound systems go, this one may not be huge, but it has nevertheless made an enormous difference to the quality of the audience experience in the Clore,” he remarked. “We’ve had nothing but positive comments since it was installed, and we’re grateful to Paul for having recommended (and installed) this solution from APG. It does everything we required of it – the system is discreet and the sound quality is such that you’d hardly know that the sound is amplified. It has had the effect of bringing each performance even closer to the audience who feel completely absorbed as a result. We couldn’t have asked for more.”