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Sound4Hire Invests In Linea Research Amplifiers

Northamptonshire based PA rental company adds 44M20 networked DSP amps to hire stock to support a wide range of events.

Northamptonshire based PA rental company Sound4Hire has recently added Linea Research 44M20 networked DSP amplifiers into hire stock.

Formed in 1995 Sound4Hire, provides solutions for events of all sizes, from a speech to 20 people to the largest music festivals, celebrity polo matches or prestigious firework extravaganzas at historic castles.

“Following several months of research into advancing the sound quality and phase correction of our loudspeaker systems, as well as the ability to explore Beam Steering, we set our criteria and started to see what was available to us – with no limits,” explains Sound4Hire’s Brett Masters. “During extensive listening tests of both separate DSP and DSP controlled amplifiers from the industry’s best manufacturers we found the Linea Research 44M20 to be sonically better than everything that made the short list. Interestingly, they equalled or outperformed even our reference class A/B amplifiers.”

“This really was the perfect amp for their application,” comments Linea Research director, Davey Smalley. “With 4 channels at 5000 watts coupled with our advanced 96kHz DSP Brett was able to fully realize his goals and maximize how their system performs.”

Further to their extensive evaluations Sound4Hire have taken delivery of 16 Linea Research 44M20 amplifiers to be integrated into their modular networked infrastructure. This initial purchase will be used to drive their Martin Audio Longbow, LC and WS218X systems as well as other loudspeakers in their inventory.

The 44M20 is the flagship of Linea Research’s M Series of touring amplifiers. The complete range comprises both four and eight channel DSP amplifiers, three in each category, each capable of delivering their full rated power into 2, 4 or 8 ohms loads.

“With Sound4Hire’s attention to detail and passion for quality,” concludes Smalley, “we’re thrilled to add them to our rapidly growing family of rental users throughout the UK and worldwide.”

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