Autograph continues to invest in EM Acoustics
Autograph Sound Recording, one of the UK’s most iconic names in theatre sound design and rental services, has recently invested in yet another very large batch of EMS-51 loudspeakers from EM Acoustics, bringing their total inventory up to an impressive 239 cabinets. This is in addition to the rest of their EM inventory which also includes i-8 & i-12 subwoofers as well as EMS-81 and EMS-121 full range loudspeakers.
According to Autograph’s rental director, Scott Arnold, the ultra-compact passive EMS-51 has more than earned its stripes thanks to its ability to cater for a wide variety of different needs from different designers. “We decided to invest in a large quantity of EMS-51s as they fill a very particular niche in our inventory,” he explained. “EMS-51 constitutes a versatile, cost-effective delay, surround or fill speaker that is robust and delivers great sound with high SPL performance and doesn’t require dedicated processors or amps. This batch will be used on a range of productions from a variety of well-known sound designers including Edward Scissorhands by Paul Groothius; Little Shop of Horrors by Richard Brooker; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour by Ian Dickinson; and Cats at the London Palladium by Greg Pink.”
In addition to the quality of the products, Financial Director Duncan Bell also pointed out the value of their relationship with EM Acoustics. “We have known Ed [Kinsella] and Mike [Wheeler] from the very beginning and have enjoyed working with them and seeing EM Acoustics transform from a fledgling startup to a reliable and well recognised British brand,” he said. “They have consistently developed great sounding speakers from the 51 right up to the exceptional Halo-C line array that have gained some serious traction in a highly competitive market. Our sister company, Autograph Sales & Installations has an equally strong relationship with EM Acoustics, and their teams regularly install EM products into prestigious theatre venues across the UK. There is no doubt that EM Acoustics can now be considered as one of the premier brands in the theatre and live entertainment venue market.”