BPM/PRO 2014

We finished off a busy summer with the BPM/PRO show at the NEC in Birmingham, which ran from the 13th – 15th September 2014. It was great to see so many of our customers and business partners at the show, for those of you who couldn’t make it, or ┬ájust need a little reminder, here’s a few photos from the show. Our modular stand might look familiar, we used parts of it at BPM and PLASA in 2013, we’ve added, modified and finished with a fresh coat of TuffCab paint for 2014, giving it a new look. A few hours of screwing, bolting, sticking and tweaking and we had a display stand ready to go:

STAND BUILD:

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The whole stand had been pre-configured in our warehouse, so it was just a case of re-assembling everything back in the same places.

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Cat and Steve from Volt setting up their end of the stand

 

FINISHED STAND:

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A selection of drivers from P-Audio, one of our key brands we distribute through the UK, Ireland and parts of Western Europe.

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We picked a selection of the brands we represent, featuring a best-selling products from each.

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We had a steady flow of visitors throughout the weekend

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Of particular interest was one of the new brands we are distributing in the UK: Oberton, whose range include some specialist products optimised for horn-loaded applications

Featured brand: Volt loudspeakers

We teamed up with Volt this year, their first trade show in many years. Cat (David Lyth’s daughter) and her husband Steve are taking a very active role in the business, and this year has seen a few changes, starting with a new website, new company branding, and a new price structure.

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Cat and Steve with the demonstration cabs. The two cabs featured similar drivers, one with Volt’s radial chassis (on the left) and one without.

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Both drivers were run off the same amplifier, with a 20hz signal at moderate volume. Temperature sensors on the driver magnets recorded the temperature over time, demonstrating the significant cooling benefits of the radial chassis.

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Volt driver on the left, standard chassis equivalent on the right

The demonstration attracted a lot of interest, and educated many people on the importance of heat management within a loudspeaker. Excessive heat is the most common cause of failure in loudspeakers, managing the heat significantly improves long term  reliability.

 

Featured brand: PKN

With high power amplifiers, up to 40kw, in a compact 1U package, we felt it was high time more of you in the UK knew about these little beauties. Peter Papp, PKN’s chief engineer and designer came along this year to meet some UK users, and to pass on some of his vast knowledge to us.

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Andy Kos (me) on the left, Peter Papp in the middle, and Ed Chaney on the right.

 

Featured brand: dBMark

A new addition to our Portfolio, we had a selection of dBMark processors with us, although available in the UK for a little while now, we’re making sure everyone knows just how good they are.

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DP24: 2 in 4 out, DP26: 2 in 6 out and DP28:2 in 8 out. Other models also available.

 

 


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