Mercury AV Ltd has supplied an Allen & Heath iLive-T digital mixing system to manage FOH and monitor sound at Cambridge Community Church.


Rich Harris from Cambridge Community Church considered two other competitive products but following a demo at Mercury AV Ltd, decided to purchase iLive.

The iLive system comprised an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface for monitors together with an iDR-16 Mixrack and a second iLive-T112 Surface at FOH. The two MixRacks are connected via MADI, which provides a 64-channel bi-directional audio link between monitors and FOH. An iDR-32 MixRack has also been supplied for use with a laptop for smaller external events.

Ian McDonald, Director of Mercury AV Ltd commented:

"iLive is an incredibly flexible system. Digital signal distribution is one of the key benefits of using digital mixers and with Allen & Heath’s iLive-T Series, this benefit is an integral part of the system.

In a standard system, we could have simply put the MixRacks on the stage and used CAT5 cable to link to the control surface at FOH via ACE. However, the Church needed a more complex set up, involving a digital mic split to enable the mics to be routed to both FOH and a separate monitor mixer. The network option card slots in the MixRacks enable this to be done easily and cheaply using two Allen & Heath MADI cards and some standard BNC cable.”