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Stage Audio

Electric Piano

The hall provides an electric piano (Technics PX664 Digital Piano see here for Spec and user Manual). Please inquire at time of booking so it can be retrieved from the Store room. It is usually placed on the floor near the stage but can be raised onto the stage with care.

Sound System

Up to 8 microphones can be plugged into the system; either directly into the Sound Desk if it is situated near the Stage, or via the Stage Box and hence out of the Rear Box into the Sound Desk when that is near the rear Hall door. A radio microphone can be used – the receiver is plugged into one of the 8 Desk Mic inputs.

Rear Sound Connector Box
Rear Sound Connector Box

This is the rear Connector Box near the main Entrance Door.

Connector rows are:

MICS 1-4

MICS 5-8

Returns: 1,2, COM, COM

Speakers: MAIN,  FILLS

DMX (lighting controller)

Sound Desk:

Sound Trolley
Sound Trolley

This is a Soundcraft ‘Spirit F1’ Desk custom built into a wheeled case. The system is kept locked away.

Sound Desk (see below)
CD Player
Tape Player
Main, Fills Speakers out
Electricity Mains in blue socket
Fills amplifier (Hall, Meeting Room)
Main amplifier

Here is the Sound Desk closer up:

Sound Desk
Sound Desk Spirit F1


8 inputs

The ‘Mono Sum’ output takes both channels to the ‘Fills’ amplifier and can then be sent to the Fills speaker and/or the Committee Room.

The Hall Fills speaker is only needed when the Hall is packed with people.

On the top control deck, the WHITE cables are for LEFT channel and the RED is for RIGHT channel. Top right pair go to the main amplifier. The other jacks come from the CD and Tape players.

Microphone jacks either come direct from microphones or via the rear Box., with the mics plugged into the Stage box.

The Speaker sockets on the Stage and Rear Boxes are connected in parallel and both drive the Speakers.

Auxiliary Amplifier:

To avoid having to use the full Sound Desk for small gatherings (eg Dancing), there is an auxiliary amplifier on the wall at the back of the Stage.

Auxiliary Amplifiers
Auxiliary Amplifiers stack

Radio Microphone
Meeting Room T-Loop amplifier
Aux amplifier
Main Hall T-Loop amplifier

There is an input wire dangling above the front of the Stage to hook up to a CD player, for instance. The output from this amplifier is left plugged into the Stage Audio Box as the normal configuration.


There are T-Loops installed in the main Hall and the Committee Room. The Stage T-Loop microphone is on the ceiling above the front of the Stage. This is the only feed. There is a microphone in the Committee Room.

Be careful not to mix up the inputs and outputs of the T-Loop mics and Loop drivers. The main Hall Loop driver is the bottom box (wall at rear of Stage), then there is the auxiliary amplifier then the Committee Room T-Loop driver and finally on top of this is the Radio Mic receiver.

Radio Mic:

Ordinary mics are plugged either directly into the Sound desk, or into the Stage Audio Box if the Sound Desk  is positioned at the rear of the Hall. There is a Radio Mic kept in the Caretaker’s Cupboard (where the Sound Desk is normally stored) which has its receiver sitting on top of the auxiliary amplifier (back wall of Stage). The receiver normally feeds the auxiliary amplifier so for small gatherings it is easy to use the radio mic and the auxiliary amplifier without unlocking the Sound Desk.