TANNOY FOR NEW AUDITORIUM IN INDIAN TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, situated in Wadala, a suburb east of Mumbai, stretches over 11 acres of land and has around 7,000 students enjoying some of the country’s finest teaching and recreational facilities.
The Institute recently decided that the latest addition to the campus would be a vibrant and modern auditorium space in which to conduct lectures, movie screenings, events and more. The consultant for the job turned out to be Hewshott, a leading A/V and acoustic design consultancy firm in India and part of a global A/V and acoustics consulting group, Hewshott International. In working to balance the client’s budget and provide a system that was fit-for-purpose, the consultant recommended using TANNOY within the design.
For the auditorium, two TANNOY VXP 15HP loudspeakers have been mounted on the ceiling as the main front of house system. VXP is TANNOY’s line of self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers based on the passive VX Series products, and featuring the IDEEA power module from Lab.gruppen. Two further VXP 8 loudspeakers are positioned on the floor as monitor wedges, with two VSX 15DR subwoofers, powered by a Lab.gruppen C 48:4 amplifier, installed under the stage to provide extra LF support should it be required. Also in the amp rack are four LAB.GRUPPEN E 8.2 amplifiers, which provide the power for the TANNOY Di6 loudspeakers installed on each side of the auditorium to act as side fills and delays.
The front of house position offers control via a Soundcraft console, while Beyerdynamic mics are used throughout the auditorium. Hewshott also installed a number of CVS ceiling speakers, DVS on-wall speakers for the boardrooms, and CMS dual-concentric ceiling speakers for the dining areas.
With the project now completed, Mr Khedkar of Hewshott is enthusiastic about the results and the teamwork that went into making it a reality. ‘The support offered by TC Group’s Krishna Singh and Binny Sharma throughout the process has been excellent,” he declares. “We really couldn’t ask for anything more. Since the installation was finished, the client has been 100 per cent happy with the work we have done and the equipment we have installed.”