Innovative use of latest digital audio system to add flexibility and simplify control

Tate’s mission is to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary Art. The four Tate galleries welcome over 8 million people per year to view the exhibitions and attend events in support of the belief that art and artists enrich our lives, helping us to understand ourselves, our past and our world.

The Clore Auditorium within Tate Britain seats 194 and hosts a wide range of such events, including talks, lectures, performance, film screenings and conferences.

In 2018, several elements of the audio system within the auditorium were failing so Tate Britain put out a tender for the design and implementation of a system upgrade to replace some failing equipment and introduce digital protocol connectivity throughout the system to improve control, functionality, performance and reliability. Reflex provided the best proposal and was contracted to the project.

The new system was designed to meet Tate’s brief and at the same time to improve system reliability and give more flexibility to the technicians tasked with operating events in the auditorium.

The implementation went very smoothly and was completed in line with the agreed project plan and with minimum downtime of the auditorium; it has proved a great success in terms of improving audio quality and functionality and has been extremely well received by those operating the auditorium.

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