Newmarket, New Hampshire (June 16, 2005)–In August of last year, the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH, chose to hire Dover-based regional sound company L. Wynn Sound to come in and completely retrofit the venue’s aging PA system, including the installation of a Soundcraft LX7ii console.
Originally constructed as a Universalist Meeting House in 1832, the Stone Church has long been considered a favorite live music venue by both national and regional artists since it started hosting concerts in the late ’60s. In 2002, after 35 years, the venue finally closed its doors to live music, only to be reopened in 2004. Despite the main room’s intimate capacity of 175, major acts like Phish, Bonnie Raitt, Parliament-Funkadelic, Patty Larkin, Bela Fleck and Joan Osbourne have all graced the stage when traveling through Newmarket on tour.
Tim Waterhouse, who co-owns L. Wynn Sound with John Woodman, made the decision to install the 24-channel Soundcraft LX7ii console to provide both the FOH and monitor mixes. “We’ve had a Spirit Live 4, Monitor and FX16 in our inventory for several years now and they’ve all performed well for us so we’re Soundcraft guys,” he said. “Based on the Stone Church’s positive experience so far with their new LX7ii, we’ve added one to our inventory as well.”