Open Box Technology has been working with St Anne’s Ryde since 2013, supplying and installing new equipment for their audio visual system. Their AV system had been in use for about 10 years and was in need of updating. We supplied new EV ZXA1 foldback speakers, a few additional microphones as well as an Allen & Heath GLD80 console and stage box system.
The Allen & Heath digital console has allowed the reduction in outboard equipment required. Some of this equipment has been donated to other churches, and some reused in other areas of the St Anne’s facility. Further, the digital console has given more power to the operators, while allowing recall of the default settings. This ensures a basic standard of quality regardless of the operator.
OBT has also provided a training session for the large sound team at the church. We were able to discuss the service in the sound team from a ministry perspective, enabling the team to grasp the importance of their role and allow them to explore further what their role may entail. The training session also covered basic technical aspects, broadening the skill set of the team.
More recently we have installed two speakers in the balcony of the St Anne’s chapel in order to supplement the speaker system already there. We have also continued to supply various items, support and maintenance as needed.
To find out more about St Anne’s Ryde, please visit their website.