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An Allen & Heath SQ-7 mix surface at the heart of a new system serving the arena at the Wunvzhou Resort in China.

Allen & Heath SQ Sets The Stage At Newly Opened Wunvzhou Resort In China

Integrator EXPro implements SQ-7 mix surface and a DX168 expander joined by an SQ-5 with another DX168 as a backup in system serving 3,000 outdoor arena supporting daily live performances.

Located in the Chinese province of Jiangxi, the recently opened Wunvzhou Resort combines tourism and historic Hui culture via a range of hotels, restaurants, shops and other attractions that include a 3,000-seat outdoor arena with a sound reinforcement system equipped with an Allen & Heath SQ-7 mix surface partnered with a DX168 portable expander for remote analog I/O.

AV integrator EZPro of China supplied and installed the audio system, which currently supports daily large-scale live performances of Encounter with Wuyuan performed on a floating stage. Additionally, an Allen & Heath SQ-5, also with a DX168 expander, is deployed as a redundant backup system.

Built on the company’s XCVI FPGA core, the SQ mixing platform delivers 48 channel/36 bus mixing at 96 kHz with stated 0.7 ms latency. The integrated SLink port enables connection to Allen & Heath’s “Everything I/O” ecosystem of remote expanders to adding up to 48 remote inputs.

Both mixers are fitted with SQ Dante cards that deliver 64 x 64 audio at 96 or 48 kHz, with the primary and secondary ports supplying a redundant audio link, via discrete network switches, to the arena’s power amps and loudspeakers.

“The Allen & Heath system ticks all the boxes; flexible mix position, super-fast setup and unrivalled ease of use,” concludes Xiong Wei, technical engineer at EZPro. “The engineers loved the SQ’s DEEP Processing which enabled them to deliver a studio-quality mix for the live performances. It is no surprise that the client is happy with the result.”

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