Allen & Heath SQ Sets the Stage at Newly Opened Wunvzhou Resort

SQ-7 and SQ-5 at Wunvzhou Resort

Located in the Chinese province of Jiangxi, the recently opened Wunvzhou Resort combines tourism and culture via a range of hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions, all themed on the historic Hui-culture.

Before the resort’s official opening in July, Chinese AV solutions provider EZPro were handed the task of supplying and installing the audio system for the resort’s regular large-scale live performances of Encounter with Wuyuan – performed on a floating stage - in the 3,000-seat outdoor arena.

One of the resort’s regular large-scale live performances of 'Encounter with Wuyuan' – performed on a floating stageThe large-scale live performance of 'Encounter with Wuyuan' – performed on a floating stageWith daily performances of the show at the heart of the resort’s entertainment output, reliability, ease of use and audio quality were key factors in EZPro’s decision-making process for the audio system. With this in mind, EZPro opted for an Allen & Heath SQ-7 for mixing duties, partnered with a DX168 portable expander for remote analogue I/O. Additionally, an Allen & Heath SQ-5, also with a DX168 expander, is deployed as a redundant backup system.

Built on Allen & Heath’s innovative XCVI FPGA core, the SQ mixing platform delivers 48 channel / 36 bus mixing at 96kHz with ultra-low 0.7ms latency. The integrated SLink port enables plug-and-play connection to Allen & Heath’s “Everything I/O” ecosystem of remote expanders, making it simple to add up to 48 remote inputs to an SQ system.

Both mixers are fitted with SQ Dante cards, delivering 64x64 audio at 96kHz or 48kHz, with the Primary and Secondary ports supplying a redundant audio link, via discrete network switches, to the arena’s power amps and loudspeakers.

“The Allen & Heath system ticks all the boxes; flexible mix position, super-fast setup and unrivalled ease of use,” concludes Xiong Wei, Technical Engineer at EZPro. “The engineers loved the SQ’s DEEP Processing which enabled them to deliver a studio-quality mix for the live performances. It is no surprise that the client is happy with the result!”