Hamilton Workingmen’s Club in Hamilton, New Zealand, boasts a membership over 7000 and has an enviable range of facilities. As a community hub offering a wide range of activities, the Club is renowned for presenting high quality live entertainment at weekends, attracting a variety of original artists and top tribute bands. The Club’s substantial main room, which can accommodate around 250 guests, recently hosted New Zealand’s number one AC/DC tribute band, NZ/DC, for a gig that saw local audio rental specialists Liquid Sound supply an HH TNA line array sound system to ‘let there be rock’…
Launched earlier this year, the TNA line array was designed for a wide range of small to medium sized applications and is based around the TNA-2120SA, a multi-channel active subwoofer with integrated Class D amplifier which features two high power 12” low frequency woofers with exceptionally high output, and the TNA1800SA a powerful single 18” active low frequency subwoofer. With three channels of high performance amplification, the TNA-2120SA houses six cutting edge built-in DSP presets and as part of a modular system can power up to six satellite TNA-2051 passive, two-way compact line array loudspeakers, offering an ideal solution that does away with the extra expense of rack amplifiers and processors.
For the NZ/DC gig, Liquid Sound used a full ground-stacked system of 1 x TNA-2120SA, 1 x TNA-1800SA and 6 x TNA-2051 units per side. For a busy hire company like Liquid Sound, the TNA line array provides a high-powered, extremely robust solution that is quick to set up and take down according to technician Brent Pinfold:
“The HH TNA line-array system won’t let you down. It’s easy to setup and provides premium audio with plenty of headroom. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to do small to medium sized gigs - it certainly packs a powerful punch.”
NZ/DC’s rise to prominence as one of New Zealand’s leading tribute bands is evidenced by their packed diary and growing fan base. The band’s visit to Hamilton saw its social media feeds buzzing with compliments and demands for a swift return to the venue. The quality of the sound did not go unnoticed either, with the band’s Dan Cosgrove declaring that the system sounded “huge!”