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First DiGiCo Quantum SD7 sold in Germany goes to Protones

The new SD7 Quantum is an addition to Protones' already existing stock of DiGiCo consoles

L-R: Florian Buhr (company owner) and Martin Kuehlechner (head of audio). Photo by Laura Redeleit.

The first DiGiCo Quantum SD7 console to be sold in Germany is to Protones Veranstaltungstechnik, a newly appointed DiGiCo rental and installation supplier in northern Germany.

Protones has many well-known German pop and rock bands on its client list, such as Fury in the Slaughterhouse, as well as several worldwide cruise lines, theatres and other key installations.

“Working in both rental and installation markets, we employ a lot of DiGiCo consoles and are completely won over by the sound and build quality. It was a logical step to become an official supplier,” explained Martin Kuehlechner, head of audio at Protones.

The new SD7 Quantum is an addition to Protones’ already existing stock of DiGiCo consoles comprising the SD12, S31, and S21.

“The SD7 Quantum offers everything a sound guy could ever aspire to have at their fingertips,” continued Kuehlechner. “The nodal processing gives so much power and problem-solving solutions, there was no question that this is the desk we wanted to provide for our engineers and clients. We had the first Quantum to ship to Germany, and now everyone wants to work with it; we’re receiving plenty of dry hire requests.”

Protones’ stock list now includes a SD7 Quantum, SD5, 2 SD12s, 1 S31, 1 S21, 5 SD-Racks with 32Bit In- and Out-Cards, 1 D-Rack, 1 D2-Rack, a Little Red Box and a Little Blue Box.

The new SD7 Quantum was supplied by DiGiCo’s German distributor, United Brands Germany, with whom Protones will collaborate with to fulfill future installation projects, as well as regional sales, service, and training for the DiGiCo brand.

One of its first tasks as the new DiGiCo partner was upgrading the sound system in a cruise ship theatre to an SD12, along with stage boxes and redundant ProTools set up.

“Protones is a fantastic addition to the DiGiCo network, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience covering the pro audio spectrum,” commented Jens Bubbes Steffan from United Brands.

Protones has plans to invest in an SD10, an SD11i and to upgrade to the Optocore with several Orange Box I/O converters in the near future.

“We are more than happy with our investment,” concluded Kuehlechner. “Bringing together the installation and live rental markets through DiGiCo demonstrates our wide potential to the customers. Everyone loves the sound, the workflow and the way DiGiCo ticks.”