Cambridge Church Installs iLive

[ATTACH=CONFIG]194490.vB5-legacyid=1252[/ATTACH][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=2]Mercury AV Ltd has supplied an Allen & Heath iLive-T digital mixing system to manage FOH and monitor sound at Cambridge Community Church.

Rich Harris from Cambridge Community Church considered two other competitive products but following a demo at Mercury AV Ltd, decided to purchase iLive.

The iLive system comprised an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface for monitors together with an iDR-16 Mixrack and a second iLive-T112 Surface at FOH. The two MixRacks are connected via MADI, which provides a 64-channel bi-directional audio link between monitors and FOH. An iDR-32 MixRack has also been supplied for use with a laptop for smaller external events.

Ian McDonald, Director of Mercury AV Ltd commented:

“iLive is an incredibly flexible system. Digital signal distribution is one of the key benefits of using digital mixers and with Allen & Heath’s iLive-T Series, this benefit is an integral part of the system.

In a standard system, we could have simply put the MixRacks on the stage and used CAT5 cable to link to the control surface at FOH via ACE. However, the Church needed a more complex set up, involving a digital mic split to enable the mics to be routed to both FOH and a separate monitor mixer. The network option card slots in the MixRacks enable this to be done easily and cheaply using two Allen & Heath MADI cards and some standard BNC cable.”


The attached image shows Ian MacDonald from Mercury AV (left) and Rich Harris from Cambridge Community Church with their new iLive digital mixing system.

Established for over 40 years, Allen & Heath designs and manufactures professional audio mixing consoles for an international clientele in the live sound, installed systems and nightclub markets.[/SIZE][/FONT]

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    Ryan Lantzy
  • May 2, 2011
I've been using an Allen & Heath iLive T-112 and iDR-32 MixRack for almost two years now and I've loved every minute of it. The quality, sound, and flexibility it offers simply makes it one of the best values out there.