RIBA choose Shure ulx-d® digital wireless for upgrade to historic headquarters

Client Needs:

A full AV upgrade was required by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) within the expandable 284-400 seat auditorium. The space, a Grade 2 Star listed environment, needed a system that was flexible enough to be able to not only accommodate members meetings and presentations, but also a whole number of different events, including conferences weddings, expos and meetings. The auditorium is regularly hired and used by outside events companies up to twice a day during peak season, so the system needed to be able to perfume to the highest standard and be simple and efficient to operate and use.

Solution:

After a consultation process that included several different manufacturer’s tendering a variety of systems, 10 channels of Shure’s ULX-D® Digital Wireless were procured and installed, along with a selection of Shure’s high-end headset, lapel and gooseneck microphones. Shure’s Wireless Workbench software has also been installed and helps support any ongoing frequency issues due to the building being centered next to over 200 venues within a square mile and a number of foreign embassy buildings.

Results:

The first phase of an ambitious four-year project is now complete, with the auditorium offering RIBA members and outside event companies who hire the space superb audio quality, along with a system that is easy to use and offers maximum performance.

“RIBA hires out its rooms and spaces, including the auditorium, for a number of different events, including conferences, weddings, expos, meetings and other uses, so we wanted a system that was versatile, flexible and dependable, but also the absolute best for the environment which we work in,” said Steve Barrett, AV Manager, RIBA.

“The flexibility of the system is great and we know that every single time we use it, it’s going to work.”

Gear List
Model Number Quantity Description
ULX-D Digital wireless system offers a mix of 24-bit digital audio quality and scalability to meet the demands of installed applications.
ULXD1 Digital bodypack transmitter offers compatibility with ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems and delivers uncompromising audio quality and RF performance.
ULXD4D Digital dual wireless receiver offers an intelligent dual-channel intelligent option for use in any professional sound reinforcement application.