Since 2007 HL Audio has covered all of the audio and lighting needs for the Glastonbury Avalon Cafe Stage.
Based in Frome, Somerset, the company began a long association with German sound reinforcement specialists HK Audio, first purchasing an Actor DX system and haven’t looked back since. Over the years, they have used 2 linked Actor DX systems, and at times a Projector system.
These days, Directors Tom Pepler and Will Angeloro at HL Audio rely on 2 full HK Audio active LTS systems, finding the full sound and amazing dispersion perfect for the eclectic mix of acts that frequent the Avalon Cafe Stage at Glastonbury. From rock bands to 10 piece funk bands, folk acts to world music, the LTS Systems deliver a crystal clear and highly efficient sound, making both FOH and monitor mixing a breeze.
For stage monitoring, they use a mix of the PREMIUM PR:O PRO 15XD and Linear 5 L5112XA cabinets, as the quick changeovers and varying stage requirements demand frequent monitor repositioning for optimised sound. Again, HK Audio delivers every time.
“Recently, we have begun using the Lewitt wireless and wired range, as a new addition to our microphone stock’” says HL Audio’s Tom Pepler. “We are finding that more often than not, we reach for the Lewitt MTP250 over other microphones. The feedback rejection allows the artist to be heard clearly on stage, at higher volumes, while also providing a clearer signal for better FOH mixing.”
He continues “Overall, we are extremely happy with HK Audio. We have had a history of superb sound, happy bands, and satisfied crowds. The LTS is the latest in a long line of HK products that will serve the Avalon Cafe Stage’s needs perfectly.”
HK Audio and Lewitt products are distributed in the UK and ROI by JHS & Co. Ltd.