EDC Acoustics and the Pirates of Penzance at Trinity Grammar School
Posted on:  April 9th, 2018 by tm stagetec systems

Trinity Grammar School at Summer Hill in Sydney, NSW has a long history of providing its students with a rich cultural environment. Trinity’s Society of the Arts is known for offering opportunities for its students to be exposed to fine Art and Music, encouraged and fostered by some of the most passionate and expert staff in the country.


In early 2018, Trinity Grammar was searching for the right sound system and equipment to ensure that the music and stories its students were presenting could captivate the audience and be depicted with crisp, clear sound. The school was presenting performances of the classic musical, Pirates of Penzance in the 700-seat James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall on the schools’ impressive grounds.


EDC Acoustics and tm stagetec systems offered a sound system solution to Trinity Grammar School and the high-quality results spoke for themselves. Damon Pieterse is the Audio Visual Manager at Trinity Grammar and a highly experienced professional in the audio and production fields. Mr Pieterse explained the set-up best; ‘Recently we had the opportunity to use an EDC Acoustics system for a school production of Pirates of Penzance consisting of a single EDC mid/high cabinet a side and a pair of 15 inch subs. The production took place in our Assembly Hall, a 700-seat split-level venue with a front of house operation position over 30 metres away. There were 10 omni-directional headset microphones for principle cast members, and a 31-piece orchestra performing from a pit area in front of the PA with microphones placed over each section.’


Mr Pieterse continued; ‘At first I was sceptical that a single cabinet each side would be able to provide enough even coverage for the entire venue, however after a quick tune of the system I was left speechless as I found we didn’t require any front-fill or delay speakers for clean, smooth coverage from the front seat to the back row. The ability to steer the sound both horizontally and vertically provided consistent level to every seat in the house. The gain before feedback was also astonishing. We had 10 live headsets at times in front of the PA system and often within 1 metre of the ground-stacked cabinets and did not encounter any issues throughout the production.  The results were clearly intelligible dialogue and a detailed, musical and balanced sound that subtly lifted the voices of the ensemble and orchestra with ease.’ EDC Acoustics really is leading the way in loudspeaker technology, manufacturing the world's first Plane Array™ loudspeaker system, with computer controlled 3-Dimensional wavefront adaptation and control.


EDC plane array technology enables end users to create 3D wave fronts. Each speaker is capable of vertical and horizontal steering as well as customisable wave shaping, allowing re-configurable pattern control to suit any venue. The LRF Scan uses laser mapping of the real-world space allowing for automatic configuration of the EDC Plane Array™ system to create the perfect wave shape to suit the space.


The Plane Array™ loudspeaker system from EDC Acoustics has a unique scaling feature allowing 2-Dimensional arrays of any size to act as a single acoustic point source with variable horizontal and vertical pattern control, whilst providing coherent summation across the entire audio bandwidth. Specialised algorithms allow for full bandwidth power to every transducer, allowing for concert level Sound Pressure Levels whilst retaining acoustic audio quality similar to the characteristics of a studio monitor.


The results that EDC Acoustics systems can produce really do speak for themselves when put into any venue and the sound quality delivered at Trinity Grammar is no exception. Mr Pietersehad this to say on his experience using EDC Acoustics speakers; ‘The Trinity Grammar School production team were blown away by the performance of the sound system. The technological advancements displayed within these speakers is impressive with a sound that belies their physical footprint. Thank you to the team at EDC Acoustics, tm stagetec systems and ACC Audio Visual for their work on this production.’


With the latest patented scientific research, patented audio algorithms, advanced software control, high end digital signal processing and circuitry – EDC Acoustics' products are setting a new standard. All EDC products are designed to the highest standard of quality and reliability and are engineered and manufactured in Australia. For more information on these speakers or Plane Array technology, please contact tm stagetec systems.



Australian Defence Force has a New Application for the DIO
Posted on:  March 5th, 2018 by tm stagetec systems

When tm stagetec systems designed the DIO as the ‘army knife for audio’ they were not envisaging the real Australian Defence Force having an application for the product. However, that is precisely what has occurred and the team at tm stagetec systems is excited to find that this Australian designed product has an ever-widening range of uses.


tm stagetec systems was first approached by Dexata (a supplier of analytic …

The DIO has a New Design and New Features
Posted on:  March 1st, 2018 by tm stagetec systems

tm stagetec systems has released the functional and efficient DIO with a new design and new features. General Manager at tm stagetec systems, Mark Lownds, had this to say; ‘We are excited to bring to the market the updated version of the DIO. This impressive device was designed in Australia as the army knife for audio and we feel that it really lives up to this claim. The DIO has …

tm stagetec systems is a Dante Domain Manager Authorised Reseller
Posted on:  January 19th, 2018 by tm stagetec systems

tm stagetec systems has announced that in furthering their long-lasting partnership with Audinate, they are now established as a Dante Domain Manager (DDM) authorised reseller. The partnership with Audinate allows tm stagetec systems to offer the very best in professional digital audio networking technologies.


Audinate's Dante platform distributes digital audio signals over computer networks, and is designed to bring the benefits of IT networking to the professional AV industry. Using …

tm stagetec systems is now a Ruckus Wireless distributor
Posted on:  November 3rd, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

In another exciting development for tm stagetec systyems and its further expansion as a technology integrator, it has been announced that the company is now a distributor for Ruckus Wireless.


Ruckus offers the industry's largest selection of control and management platforms to address the feature, capacity and architectural requirements of organizations of all types and sizes. The common element: simplicity. And Ruckus access points (APs) are interoperable with all …

NOVA Entertainment Offices Head into the Future with digital PA
Posted on:  September 18th, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

NOVA Entertainment’s capital city offices across Australia are always abuzz with activity. With an array of entertainment ventures operating from these offices, including the broadcasting of radio stations such as, the Nova Network in five states, smoothfm (Sydney and Melbourne), FIVEaa (Adelaide) and Star 104.5 (Gosford), to say that there is never a dull moment is an understatement. Since its inception in 2001, NOVA Entertainment has been on the leading …

Stagetec Mediagroup Australia is now tm stagetec systems
Posted on:  July 17th, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

Treva Head, the Managing Director of Stagetec Mediagroup Australia announced this week at the SMPTE 2017 Exhibition that effective immediately, the company will officially change its name to tm stagetec systems pty ltd.


Mr Head explained that the new name would reflect the evolving focus and standards of the company, adding, ‘Stagetec Mediagroup Australia has now grown to the point in which it was time to move out from …

Stagetec Mediagroup Australia Announces Quicklink Distribution Deal
Posted on:  June 5th, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

It is with great excitement we announce that effective immediately Stagetec Mediagroup Australia is now a distributor of Quicklink products. This partnership will allow us to offer our clients the very best in software and hardware IP solutions for the media and broadcasting industry. As our company evolves we are proud to work with industry leading global brands such as Quicklink to further offer specialised and innovative technology solutions in the …

Stage Tec’s CRESCENDO platinum now with new technical highlights
Posted on:  May 17th, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

Stage Tec is set to present CRESCENDO platinum with new audio processing features at the AES in Berlin this month (booth 124). This will make CRESCENDO platinum even more powerful and users will benefit immediately. Some of the new features require the RMDQ board (Platinum DSP) and will be installed at the beginning of June with software release 4.3.

CRESCENDO platinum


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Stage Tec goes AES67 with DirectOut
Posted on:  April 11th, 2017 by tm stagetec systems

Stage Tec have announced a close collaboration with the German based specialist for digital audio connectivity and networked audio, DirectOut Technologies, to provide powerful audio-over-IP solutions.


Stage Tec continues to raise the bar with a continuous stream of product developments and innovations. This partnership aims to enable AES67 compatibility for the whole Stage Tec product range, based on the Digital Audio Routing System NEXUS, using DirectOut’s powerful and highly …