Biggleswade, UK (May 8, 2017)—PMC IB2S-A and IB2S XBD-A monitors have been installed in three of the six studios housed in the University of Salford’s New Adelphi building.
Built at a cost of £55 million, the New Adelphi arts and media facility is one of the largest new-build studio complexes in the UK. It gives students access to facilities and equipment that they will encounter as they progress their careers in the music and post production industries.
PMC IB2S-A monitors have been installed in the control rooms of Studios 4 and 5. In Studio 2, where the control room is larger, the University has chosen the extended response of a PMC IB2S XBD-A system.
Andrew Davison, technical manager for Salford University’s School of Arts and Media, says: “Once we had made the decision to use PMC monitoring in those spaces, the choice of speaker model was based largely upon what was most appropriate for each room. We had used PMC IB2 speakers in a previous studio build and they were very well received, so the digital IB2S-A loudspeakers were a pretty easy choice."
Once installed, the university took advantage of the calibration service offered by PMC to ensure optimum performance. “This service was invaluable and it was great to have an assessment of the control rooms and the performance of the loudspeakers in situ,” Davison says. “After calibration, the incredible clarity of the audio they reproduce is absolutely stunning. The even response and full sound, even from the IB2S-A units on their own, is quite remarkable. We have the luxury of secondary nearfield monitoring in each of our studios—speakers which on their own are excellent—but the PMC units are certainly in another league.”