4 Jun 2018

Adamson line arrays at Hillsong Colour, stocked in Melbourne


Adamson line arrays at Hillsong Colour, stocked in Melbourne

Adamson’s line arrays have made inroads with a couple of influential customers; Hillsong Church and corporate event company Microhire’s Melbourne branch. “Hillsong are a large Adamson user, and they are our preferred loudspeaker vendor for our installations,” explained Hillsong’s Ricki Cook.

“We were presented with an opportunity to use Sydney’s recent Colour Conference at the ICC to evaluate Adamson’s E15 elements for our larger events. We have Adamson E12 arrays at our campus at Baulkham Hills, so we’re already comfortable mixing on their systems.”


The Adamson system brought into the ICC’s Theatre was comprised of 14 E15s hung with six E12s and nine E119 subwoofers in cardioid mode per side, supplemented by arrays of 12 E15s as sidefill. An additional eight E119s subs were on the floor under the front of the stage.

“The Adamson produces the sound we want effortlessly,” offered Ricki. “Everyone comments about how big they can get the Adamson bottom end, but what we love is the mid-range. We can fit 12 vocals with a huge snare, get 80 more inputs in there, and hear every one of them. There was far less EQ used across the board than we had used previously.”

Meanwhile, Microhire Melbourne has acquired Adamson’s S10 line array system.

“We researched this purchase for almost two years,” said Keiran Weir, Equipment Controller at Microhire Melbourne. “We were impressed by Adamson’s Metrix and SpekTrix compact line arrays, however, S Series is in a league of its own and more in line with Microhire’s expanding top-tier clientele.”

Microhire has taken delivery of a complete Adamson S series small to mid-size arena system with mid-high boxes in the standard 110° x 10° (H x V) dispersion, which produces a peak SPL of 141.3 dB. They’ve added a complement of S119 subwoofers, and Adamson’s E-Racks for power, processing, and signal distribution.

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With Melbourne Park Precinct’s Margaret Court Arena fast becoming a popular venue for mid-sized touring concerts, Keiran and the crew are thrilled to be able to provide a total solution on their home turf.

“We often bid for large-scale events which come through, and no longer need to cross-hire a suitable line array,” he elaborated.

“Margaret Court Arena is hosting events with amplification playing a major role, whether it’s a standard FOH-stage- theatre-style presentation, or even an expo-style gig with the floor broken up into multiple spaces with a concert stage at one end.

“We also provide event staging for large corporate engagements for thousands of people in Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Area, not to mention Crown Palladium, Flemington the Event Centre, the Royal Exhibition Building, and Melbourne Exhibition Centre.”

Main image: S10 at CMI

From the print edition of CX Magazine June 2018, p.6.  CX Magazine is Australia and New Zealand’s only publication dedicated to entertainment technology news and issues. Read all editions for free or search our archive


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