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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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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...

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...

February 13, 2018

Looking forward into 2018, there will, of course, be some new gear being rolled out.

First to be built will be another set of main speakers, but these ones will be quite different. The current main speakers feature a pair of top-end 10" drivers each rate...

June 9, 2017

It's been a busy few weeks here, so here's a rundown of what's been happening at Grimshaw Audio...

First up, we have a new set of subwoofers. Four down, four to go. These are similar to the ones mentioned in a previous post, but with a slightly different...

November 30, 2016

Its been a little quiet lately, but we've been busy here regardless.

Firstly, the amplifiers in the large PA system have been upgraded. After going over the specifications, doing some testing, and then doing even more testing, the 2x10" speakers featured...

June 22, 2016

Well, its been busy recently. With the Three Valleys Beer Festival rapidly approaching, the 21" P-Audio driver was given a home, with a similar cabinet design to the compact 15" subs. With such a powerful driver, plenty of bracing was needed to ensure t...

April 13, 2016

I'm sure you're all pleased to know I won't be writing about the construction progress any more. They're done.

I'm very pleased with how these have come out. They're small and light enough to carry one in each hand, but can pack a punch when needed. They...

April 4, 2016

Saturday night saw Isembard's Wheel return to an old haunt, the Notty House. As always, they put on a fantastic set, despite setting a new record of four strings breaking!

We took four of the little monitors, two for the main PA, two for the monitor mix....

March 21, 2016

The compact 15" subs have made their debut! - a pair of them sat at one side of the stage and provided well for the venue. They even had plenty of headroom left - the amps were at less than 1/10th power all night.

With performances from Blai & Joss, Keir...

November 7, 2015

 Looking forward, we want to go bigger, louder, and better-sounding than before.

A well-known supplier recently had a warehouse clearance sale, with some high-quality items being sold cheaply. As a result, we're working on a new design for a P-Audio SD21...

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