Rental specialist Entec Sound & Lights’s Audio department has made several recent investments in new technology, including Dante networking and d&b’s latest D80 amplifiers, which were used on the Paolo Nutini UK arena tour, together with a new DiGiCo SD10 console and more Sennheiser 2000 Series IEMs.
Liam Halpin, Entec’s Systems Tech on the tour worked alongside Nutini’s own engineers Sam Parker (FOH) and Tom Howatt (monitors) to ensure that all of the highly successful and critically acclaimed shows received the very best audio treatment and continuity.
Entec’s Head of Sound Magic, comments “This was a great showcase for us on a high profile tour. Sam and Tom are great engineers and it was a pleasure to put together a package that they could really maximise.”
The arenas were not sold to 180 degrees of the stage, so the main PA hangs comprised 16 x d&b J-Series speaker elements per side (8 x J8s and 4 x J12s), boosted for the two largest auditoriums of Manchester Arena and the O2 in London, with an extra two J8s a side.
With the power, richness and uniform coverage of the d&b, this saved having to fly delays. At the O2 they used the house delays, and in Manchester, none were needed.