Sadlers Wells Auditorium and Lilian Baylis Studio

Scanaudio were approached to help design and install a low spill induction loop system to cover the main 1,500 seat auditorium space. Working closely with theatre consultant Roger Spence, the project was carried out over two summers as part of a major refurbishment project. This entailed the removal of all the seating and carpet to facilitate the installation of the copper tape arrays along the step edges. Ampetronic multiloop amplifiers were installed in the gantry area above the second circle with feeder cables run using Van Damme 4 x 2.5mm cable. Final commissioning was carried out in with Ampetronic Ltd.

The system provided extensive standard compliant loop coverage around the three tiers of seating. We also installed a low spill loop system for the retractable bleacher seating in the Lilian Baylis Studio to replace a poorly working perimeter loop system.

University of Essex – Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre


Working with LMC Audio System we installed 4 line arrays comprising 16 MLA mini speakers to cover the Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre. This innovative space comprised 2 x 500 seat spaces which could be combined into one but the removal of a central diving wall. The design for the array was carried out by Martin audio and the speakers installed with cm accuracy to ensure the correct coverage using a scissor lift and Glass max manual hoist. This achieved greatly improved intelligibility throughout the space compared to the previous ribbon driver column speakers.