ShowMedia seeks out bigger events with Turbosound
SINGAPORE: Having been founded in 2012, ShowMedia Production is a relative newcomer to the rental production scene in Singapore. However, it offered a statement of intent to both event organisers and competitors alike having ordered an extensive Turbosound loudspeaker system including a Flashline line array from Consolidated Audio Networks (CAN) in early 2014.
Comprising 24 TFS-900H line array cabinets and 18 hybrid loaded subwoofers, the Flashline is a 5-way complete turnkey sound reinforcement system that is manufactured in the UK. The fledgling rental house also took stock of 24 NuQ active speakers and 16 TFM560M low profile stage monitors in addition to a Flex Array speaker system and a number of PLM20000 amplifier racks.
‘I got to know Turbosound through hearing its iconic Flashlight and Floodlight speakers,’ revealed director, Andrew Chiam. ‘We have had a stock of active speakers, which has allowed us to cater for smaller events, but we couldn’t go to the next level. Having provided the lights for a large production in 2013, we had no choice but to rent a V-DOSC system as our own speakers weren’t big enough for the job. With our expertise and contacts, we felt confident enough to cater for these larger events, so we started looking at various speakers. Ultimately we asked Chad Bachelor from CAN to demonstrate the Turbosound speakers and instantly knew that Flashline was the one for us.’
Impressed with the audio quality, Mr Chiam and his engineers Bernard Ng, Dinesh Kumar and Kamal Ismail have also been won over by Flashline’s ease of set up. ‘It’s a fairly modular system and can be broken down for smaller events, but it really is best as a complete 12 per side system for big dance parties and concerts. It’s actually a two-man job, which makes it very efficient and we dolly the cabinets out in fours. It ticks all the boxes in terms of price-performance and ease of operation. The efficient horn loaded design produces a peak SPL of 149dB, yet it’s virtually a plug and play set up.’