Qu mixer drives audio at Southward Car Museum
NEW ZEALAND: Southward Car Museum, based in Paraparaumu, exhibits more than 250 vehicles including three aircraft. In addition to providing visitors and automotive enthusiasts with an informative day out, the museum also serves as an event venue, hosting festivals, balls and conferences, and recently upgraded its audio setup. Included as part of the new equipment installed was an Allen & Heath Qu-16 rackmount digital mixer.
‘We need to offer our clients a professional service, including good quality audio equipment,’ explained Levi Hampton, booking and events coordinator at the Southward Museum Trust. ‘The Qu mixer is a no brainer – it’s easy to operate from setup to pack down.’
As the stage configuration can vary depending on the requirements of a specific event, the Qu mixer’s dSnake Cat-5 cable connection allows for it to be easily relocated and set up wherever it is needed. ‘For me, Qu’s greatest assets are the touchscreen interface, which makes tasks such as EQ-ing and routing very easy,’ concluded Mr Hampton. ‘The simplicity of the console makes for a much more efficient pack in and load out time.’