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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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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...

June 22, 2017

Last weekend saw a small festival at the Broad Oak Bowling Club, where we provided sound for the day. A variety of acts played, ranging from rock and punk covers to a 1940s swing trio. The new subs saw use, this time as a centre cluster for wider disper...

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...

June 9, 2017

This is a technical post that will hopefully help new users of the V3.0 update of the TouchMix desks from QSC.

There's some confusion online about how the Room Tuning Wizard works, so I got out the measurement mic to take a look.

Here's the setup:

- QSC TM...

May 3, 2017

A different sort of blog post today. This blog post is about records, those novelty-sized circles that became very cool again in the past few years.

This might offend some people, but hear me out: vinyl is not the epitome of HiFi. The music requires a lo...

April 16, 2017

 We're only half-way through, but April has been busy.

To kick it off, we had Isembard's Wheel's launch of Common Ground, their latest album. The album had been long in the making, including five live tracks that we recorded at the University Arms in She...

March 23, 2017

After working on-off with a band for a while, the drummer, Paul, left us this:

"Chris knows his stuff, is a great guy, and will go the extra mile. We were a 5-piece rock band playing WMC's and needed a sound engineer - Chris not only did the engineering...

March 22, 2017

It's been a little quiet here, though we've still been busy.

We provided a small setup for SheFest on the Moor in Sheffield. Even without subwoofers, the main speakers provided plenty of punch. There was a variety of acts, including dancers, singer-songw...

December 22, 2016

So, the time has come. I've left my job, and will be doing this full-time, which is scary, but very exciting.

There's a gig on the 30th with My Broken Dream which I'm very much looking forward to, and then there'll be lots of sawdust being made in early...

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