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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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October 2, 2018

This is a post that will hopefully be informative. It's a bit of a write-up about how I like to run sound checks for drum kits.

This isn't a novel technique. I found an article a while ago about it, and have put it to use over the last couple of years. S...

July 31, 2018

Let me start by saying I really like Beyerdynamic's M67 microphones. They're nice and flat through the kHz range, where many other mics have a big presence rise, and there's a switch that brings in a gentle filter to counteract proximity effect when the...

June 13, 2018

Dronfield Arts Festival had it's first year in 2018, and I was very pleased to have the chance to help out with one of the biggest projects so far.

In total, there were three seperate PA systems running, ranging from a small setup at the Manor Gardens ju...

April 13, 2018

As mentioned in the March 2018 blog post, here's where I'll discuss the new equipment we have in store at Grimshaw Audio.

First up, a pair of small PA speakers:

These are 6.5" two-way cabinets, with the following features:

- Top-of-the-line components - th...

April 13, 2018

March was a rather busy month here at Grimshaw Audio, with plenty of gigs and some new speakers being built, which will be covered in another blog post.

First up was Glory Days, a Bruce Springsteen tribute act at Henighan's, in Bolton. The main PA speake...

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...

February 13, 2018

Having had some quieter time to rest over Winter, things are starting up again.

After the Summer festivals, the Autumn months had some interesting gigs:

At Chicagos Rock Cafe in Hanley, SC3 performed. SC3 is formed of three of the original members of S-Cl...

October 7, 2017

It's been a little while, so here's an update of what's been going on here at Grimshaw Audio.

First up, another four of the 15" subwoofers have been completed, taking the total to eight. Stacked together, they're capable of in excess of 140dB, from aroun...

July 18, 2017

Recently, I've been working on an article about the specification wars between different speaker manufacturers. It's finally come to fruition here: http://www.prosoundweb.com/channels/live-sound/spec-wars-looking-inside-loudspeaker-spl-specifications/

It...

July 5, 2017

Another busy week, but there's always time for a blog post.

After the fortnightly Open Mic on Wednesday at the Red Deer in Sheffield, I was up early to take the PA system up to Batley Bulldogs Rugby Stadium, where there was to be a gathering of pupils an...

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