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Cadac: Korean install and company update

Meanwhile, Cadac’s managing director, Bob Thomas, has told II that a detailed announcement regarding the long-term future of the British console manufacturer is due to be made later next month.

Incorporating a 1,900-capacity auditorium, the Kei Myung Artcenter opened in February, hosting Korean musical The Last Empress as its inaugural production. The Cadac desk – a 52-input J-Type – is being used in conjunction with an L-Acoustics KUDO loudspeaker system.

According to the Artcenter’s head of sound, Han Sung Yup, the J-Type “quite simply offers the best sound form musical and live performance, and we are delighted with our choice”.

The high-profile installation emerges after a difficult period for British manufacturer Cadac. While recent months have brought more encouraging news about a long-term restructuring effort, the company had previously entered administration in June.

Speaking to II late last week, Bob Thomas revealed that negotiations over the sale of Cadac are now entering the final phase, with a detailed announcement due later in October. “We are very positive about the future and are confident that the Cadac brand will continue to be a dominant force on the world stage,” he said. “Thanks to the support of our bank, we have been operating as normal over the past three months while discussions with interested parties and the necessary due diligence have been taking place.

“We once again have a strong and increasing order book for our analogue products with new console production currently virtually fully committed up to March 2009. The final push on the development of the S-Digital console is progressing well and it is on track to meet its significant order numbers. You could say that things at Cadac have never looked better than they do now.”