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Chris Grimshaw is a long-time audio professional and HiFi enthusiast, who has written articles for Live Sound International Magazine and regularly participates in the LSI Roundtable series, where various issues in live sound are discussed with a number of other audio professionals.

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February 12, 2020

I finished some new speakers recently, and they've been out for their first gig:

They're a single 10" coaxial speaker, the fairly-recently-released Faital Pro 10HX230. They're loaded into a medium-sized ported box which allows them to put out some bass -...

November 19, 2019

Well, the QSC TouchMix 16 mixing desk has served me well, but the time came to upgrade - 16x channels can be a hindrance for larger festival setups. There's also the matter of recording, where a few extra channels can be useful.

I'd had my eye on the QSC...

November 3, 2019

With lots more classical recording on the horizon (read: Christmas concerts are coming), I've spent a little while revamping the on-location recording equipment here at Grimshaw Audio.

First up is a larger set of high-quality microphones, featuring a tot...

November 3, 2019

Well, here it is. After some difficulties involving the firmware of one of the amplifiers, the rack is complete:

From top to bottom:

T604 - 4x1500w - runs the bi-amped main speakers

T602 - 2x 3000w - runs the subwoofers

T304 - 4x750w - runs the stage monito...

September 28, 2019

After providing sound for a lot of weddings, and cross-renting wireless mics from other companies, I thought it'd be useful to offer one without all the extra hassle.

So, here it is:

Which is one of Sennheiser's latest models, and features the same e935 c...

March 14, 2019

Thought I'd share this.

Over the past few months, I've done quite a lot of recording work with singer-songwriters, who usually sing and play guitar. There's something to be said for being able to capture the full live performance in one take. Many artist...

March 1, 2019

A lot of you have asked about the possibility of lights, and I've taken notice.
New for 2019, and after a lot of testing, I have added a total of 10x Martin Thrill Mini Par lights to the inventory here at Grimshaw Audio. These lights are compact LED par...

January 24, 2019

After looking for a while at Powersoft amplifiers in various shapes and sizes, I was told by the distributor to wait: there was something on the horizon that would be perfect for what I need.

So, I waited. A couple of months later, James at CUK Audio con...

December 16, 2018

In December 2018, I provided sound for the Great Yorkshire Chorus Christmas Concert. The Great Yorkshire Chorus (GYC) is a 100-strong choir run by Maria, an experienced choirmaster. The concert was to feature choral covers of popular music, including lo...

December 12, 2018

Recently, a pair of Beyerdynamic MC930 mics were added to the mic locker here at Grimshaw Audio. They were chosen for their exceptional sound quality - there are comparisons to Neumann mics costing twice as much, and opinions are split as to which sound...

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