The Aspire Zone is the triumphant symbol of Qatar's sporting heritage. Spread over a 250 hectare site, the city has been designed to attract local and international sport enthusiasts alike.

​Embodying the spirit of the 2006 Asian Games, The Torch Doha is a beacon of luxury and wellbeing offering a unique 5-star experience. At 300m high and with 360° panoramic views across the whole of Doha, The Torch is a haven for the discerning traveller whether they are sports enthusiasts, business leaders or health and wellness seekers.



AVTech, Paxt Ltd.’s distributor for Allen & Heath in Qatar, was given the task to meet and overcome the most complex applications and install a user friendly solution - quality and system redundancy being the focal points. Comparing the conventional matrix processors in the market, AVTech decided to opt for the most complete integrated system, Q-Sys developed by QSC, and an Allen & Heath iDR-8 matrix mixer to provide separate audio management and control.

In seven state of the art meeting rooms, the AVTech team installed the Allen & Heath iDR-8 16x16 matrix mixer. The iDR-8 matrix mixer has an extensive array of audio management tools - this reduces the need for additional devices to be specified for an installation, or carried in the hire inventory. Pedigree ALLEN & HEATH preamps, 24bit converters and fixed DSP architecture ensure that concert-quality low-latency sound is delivered efficiently to where it is needed. The iDR System Manager software allows customization and enhanced control allowing user defined configuration, custom EQ,MIC mixing and PL-Anet remote control.



Pradeep Kumar, Project Manager for AVTech said, “THE TORCH Doha, meeting rooms sound great with the processing power of the iDR8 and brings user friendly and reliable technology to each of the meeting rooms.”

Hugo Feighery, International Sales Manager for Paxt Ltd said, “AVTech provide a high quality and comprehensive turnkey solution and are an excellent partner for Allen and Heath and Paxt. They are regularly involved in high profile projects and promote Allen and Heath very successfully.”