Formed in 1995 Sound4Hire has become one of the UK’s most trusted professional audio suppliers. Providing 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, Sound4Hire specialise in delivering only the best solutions for their partners and audiences alike.
“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 5000W coupled with our advanced 96kHz DSP Brett was able to fully realise his goals and maximise 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. The 20kW 44M20 delivers 4x5000W, the 44M10 offers 4x2500W, and the 44M06 4x1500W. In eight channel variants there are the 48M10 8x1250W, 48M06 8x750W and 48M03 8x400W, 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!”