Nashville rental house and SR provider grows massive DiGiCo console count with latest investment
Over the past four decades, Spectrum Sound, Inc. has grown to become one of the country’s leading suppliers of pro audio equipment rentals and production services. In tandem with that growth, the Nashville-based company has steadily been investing in DiGiCo mixing consoles, starting with its first pair of compact SD9 desks purchased for MercyMe’s Welcome to the New tour in 2014.
Over the recent pandemic downtime, while many companies were downsizing, Spectrum conversely chose to embrace DiGiCo’s new Quantum platform in a major way with the purchase of multiple Quantum7, Quantum338 and Quantum225 desks, adding to its already impressive fleet of DiGiCo consoles.
“DiGiCo’s SD7 has long been considered the touring sound industry’s premier console, and with the availability of the powerful Quantum engine, a number of our clients were specifically asking for the new Quantum7, so we purchased six,” says Spectrum Sound Live Sound Sales Manager Bobby George. “We’ve had great success with the SD-Range over the years, and the Quantum7 gives our touring engineers a stellar platform they can move toward as their artist needs grow, offering higher channel counts, dual engines for redundancy, and Nodal Processing for monitors, as well as Mustard Processing and the Spice Rack. There has also been tremendous interest and demand for DiGiCo’s Quantum338 and smaller Quantum225 desks, so we decided to sell off our entire rental inventory of SD10 consoles and replace them with these, and they have been very well received so far.”
Spectrum Live Sound Account Manager Andrew Sullivan notes that the new Quantum7 consoles, in particular, have been used on many recent productions, including shows by the Nashville Symphony, Thomas Rhett, Elevation Worship, Need To Breathe, One Republic, and the K-LOVE Fan Awards, among others. “We love DiGiCo because of their sonic quality, reliability and, just as importantly, the support from the DiGiCo/Group One family. We know that when we send DiGiCo gear out on the road, we are providing our clients with high-quality products that will represent Spectrum Sound in the best way possible.”
With live events finally now back in full-swing again, Spectrum is well-positioned to continue serving the rental industry with what’s firmly at the top of today’s equipment riders. “Our Quantum consoles are perfect for all types of major productions, from tours to festivals to high-end corporate events, and we have them available for when our clients need them,” George adds. “Our early commitment to the Quantum platform not only gives us maximum ROI on these consoles, but also ensures that our customers will have the very best in sound, features, performance, and reliability for years to come.”
Spectrum Sound, Inc. can be found online at www.spectrumsound.net.