Association of Photographers Gallery Chooses Audica MICROseries
An Audica Professional MICROseries multi-zone audio system has been installed in
the prestigious London Gallery of the Association of Photographers by Marquee Installations.
Located in Leonard Street, EC2A, the Association of Photographers Gallery has been
staging a broad range of photographic exhibitions and events for over 18 years. The
gallery is committed to heightening awareness and promoting photography, presenting
developments in the medium to a wide audience. Exhibition programmes represent the
specific areas of advertising, fashion and editorial photography, incorporating both
commercial and personal work, and producing high quality exhibitions of established
and upcoming photographers.
The gallery has a clean modern design that incorporates many of the original buildings
features and style was a key factor in the choice of the audio system. Paul King,
a director of the Association, was instrumental in the selection, which started with
his direct contact with Audica Professional and their UK distributor, CUK Audio.
Alan Lochhead of CUK recommended Egham-based Marquee Installations to design and
install the system and coordinated an on-site demonstration to Paul King and his
colleagues. “Although Paul was very taken by the design of Audica’s products, we
still needed to demonstrate it’s audio quality for background music and presentation
work within the gallery”, said Lochhead. “The demonstration confirmed that the product’s
audio performance matched its looks and the project commenced”.
Marquee Installations’ design incorporated the Audica MICROzone’s ability to operate
independently for each level or as a single system covering the whole gallery when
required. Each of the two MICROzone’s installed also have RIR remote IR receivers
fitted so that although the units are sited together, all functions can be operated
separately from within each of the ground level or first floor zones. Audica MICROline
loudspeakers were chosen and their wide, well balanced dispersion gives complete
coverage with just seven units used for both levels of the gallery. The system is
completed with a single MICROsub, which adds the low frequency to give the system
real high fidelity music quality at all sound levels.
In addition to the systems use for background music, Marquee also supplied a Shure
radio microphone system for presentations and lectures from any location within the
Lochhead concludes, “We are really pleased with this installation as it matched Audica’s
core features perfectly to the requirements of the client – style, audio quality
and system flexibility”.