SHEFFIELD RECORD shop owner and promoter Martin Leverton needed a “next level” sound-system when he opened Network, a new 500-capacity music venue in the city.
The venture, in collaboration with Sheffield’s DINA Arts Centre, follows Leverton’s success running a 150-capacity venue above his Record Junkee shop, which has hosted showcases by IDLES, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Fat White Family.
Levenson says the system needed to sound great with a diverse range of genres, and work “long and hard” every week.
Having worked with the manufacturer at his previous venue, he chose an HK Audio system sourced through distributor JHS, comprising four HK Audio Linear LTS enclosures. The system uses the company’s multi-cell transformer technology which promises an “impressive” long throw capability in a compact format. Six L5 SUB 4000 A units provide the low frequencies configured two of the top end units ground stacked on three of the subs per side.
“We’re really pleased with the venue and are sure the new HK Audio system will perform perfectly,” says Leverton. Artistes scheduled to play Network include DJ Rahaan, Agnostic Front and AA Bondy.