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 –
This is the rear Connector Box near the main Entrance Door.
Connector rows are:
Returns: 1,2, COM, COM
Speakers: MAIN, FILLS
DMX (lighting controller)
This is a Soundcraft ‘Spirit F1’ Desk custom built into a wheeled case. The system is kept locked away.
Sound Desk (see below)
Main, Fills Speakers out
Electricity Mains in blue socket
Fills amplifier (Hall, Meeting Room)
Here is the Sound Desk closer up:
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.
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.
Meeting Room T-
Main Hall T-
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-
Be careful not to mix up the inputs and outputs of the T-
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 auxilliary amplifier (back wall of Stage). The receiver normally feeds the auxilliary amplifier so for small gatherings it is easy to use the radio mic and the auxiliary amplifier without unlocking the Sound Desk.