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  Cream - Lublin Poland


Cream Club is located in the Underground Gallery Centre in Lublin. It is 700m2 with 2 seperate rooms, one of the longest bars in Poland and a chillout room "hidden" behind a glass wall. But none of this is important. It is the purest club experience in the truest sense of the word. What has been done here has created a vibe the you will want to return to time and time again, once you have been to Cream you will be hooked.


Photo's courtesy of Przemo Pochylski OHM Poland

 
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First Vietnam Exhibition for OHM
Hanoi’s International Expo Centre hosted nearly 500,000 visitors for this years ‘Vietbuild’ which  featured products from the construction industry, hospitality, catering, real estate, interior decoration and for the first time professional sound equipment from OHM’s Vietnamese distributor Saomai Audio.

Saomai’s managing director, Tran Xuan Hien said “We are very pleased to have so many visitors showing a most positive interest in OHM which will result in new business for us in public and commercial buildings. We are also very happy that OHM’s sales manager Clive Kinton has come from England to support us during this exhibition”.

The large number of visitors to the stand were very impressed when the sound systems were demonstrated where the variety of music played showed the complete versatility of the OHM products.

 
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The Ohm Experience

Impact Products and Ohm celebrate the success of the first of many open days at the Ohm Knutsford headquarters.

Attending were:
Frasp
FuturistSound & Light
MBSL Sound & Light Solutions
Sound Media Solutions
SC Sound and Light
Sparkly Studios

The open day enabled visitors to view the UK manufacturing facility, an extensive product demonstration and then to participate in a training session.

Impact and Ohm would like to thank all that attended and hope that you found the day informative and enjoyable.

If you would like your own tour and demonstration of the products please contact the sales teams at Impact or Ohm.


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Sales manager Clive Kinton discusses recent wins for OHM.. the launch of the BootiQue subs plus satellites system and a seductive project with Ferrari...
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Entente Cordial at Plasa

New french distributor Accore Diffusion, avec la plume de ma tante, signed an agreement to represent OHM in La Belle France. General Manager Philippe Humbert and Will Stalle are pictured here with Clive Kinton. Will has some years experience with OHM and will be promoting products throughout France from Accore's headquarters in Lyon.

We welcome them to our international network.


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WuCun city nightclub Red Palace International

 


The Red Palace International is a nightclub located in the South West of China. With and overall Sq footage of over 4000 m2 and an investment of 15 million RMB (approximately 1.4 million pound) the nightclub is the largest in WuCun city.

The venue benefits from full Ohm BR and TRS sound systems throughout which the owner chose because of the excellent sound quality which he had heard in other venues.

 
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OHM are exhibiting at this years Plasa in Earls Court London,


Everyone is welcome to come along
see new products and
meet the team.
 


 
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  Creation Fest 2011

Creation Fest is a FREE Christian Music Festival and Bible Week held at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, Cornwall, from the 6-12 August 2011.

The festival offers something for all the family with a full programme of music, Bible teaching, seminars, workshops, sport, film, 'Creation Kids' and family fun. There is also a massive skate park with free demo's throughout the festival.

TRS was used throughout the venue along with CFU amplification and CRED MK2 Controllers.

creationfest.org.uk
 
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OHM's distributor network expands

Cambodia and Israel are the latest countries to join the OHM distributor network. Funpos Ltd are based in Netanya, to the north of Tel Aviv and specialise in multi-media and communication systems.

Bite Productions are a pro-audio company based in Phom Pen, the capital of Cambodia. The club and disco scene is growing and there is becoming a demand for high quality speakers and systems.

Picture shows Osman Omar and David Dorasamy of Bite Production.

 
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  Vietnamese Products Seminar


Commencing the 3rd year of distribution in Vietnam, a product seminar was held at the headquarters of Saomai Audio in Hanoi. New products for 2011 from OHM were presented to the sales, marketing and technical staff.

The product/training seminar was presented by Clive Kinton OHM UK's head of sales. Clive said "Once the seminar was complete I was given a detailed tour of many of the venues and installations already completed as well as some of the buildings under construction earmarked for OHM installations. There are many interesting projects on the horizons and some fantastic ones already completed. Saomai Audio are truly flying the flag for OHM. We look forward to many years of a happy working relationship with all the staff from Saomai Audio."

Xuan Hien Tran, Managing Director of Saomai Audio expressed his pleasure at being an OHM dealer and looks forward to continuing and expanding the OHM product in Vietnam.

 
 
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  2011 Live

This summer saw OHM's flagship new ERSA MAJOR Line Array at 2011 live in Hanley park Stoke On Trent.

On July 16th 2011 OHM's outstanding new line array system played to over 15,000 people, for top artists such as Tinchy Stryder, The Wanted and Pixie Lott amongst others.

The system comprised of 24 x Ersa Major Line Array cabinets 24 x PUKK- 215 Subwoofers and 12 x Lunaray on delay. OHM were there on the day ensuring that everything ran smoothly along with the event organisers HSL

 
 
 
Five minutes to the gates open and the heavens open   But the crowds arrived and the sun shone all afternoon
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OHM's HD Arena System is still the the preferred choice for Syndicate


Seven years on and the Syndicate super club in Blackpool are still using OHM's flagship HD Arena sound system. They recently called on OHM's technical team and their local sound company West Coast Sound & Light to review the sound systems performance after 7 years heavy work. Three days were spent on site measuring the 105 speaker cabinets ranging from HD Arena, Lunaray, Saturn to the BR range.

Almost all of the OHM loudspeakers were still fully functional after all the time, proof, if needed, that OHM products do stand up to the test of time.

 
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Studiospares appointed as a UK distributor
 

  Studiospares has been appointed as a distributor for OHM in the UK.

The partnership sees the coming together of two businesses that have been trading for over 50 years between them.

Gary Maguire, of Studiopares, commented: “Studiospares deal with a large number of installation companies on a daily basis. We wanted a Premium speaker line to complement our value range so we can offer our installer base a solution based on budget.  Having looked at many different brands, The Ohm Speaker Range ticked all the right boxes.”

Gareth Coleman of Ohm, who has been instrumental in setting up the partnership, said “Studiospares has a long standing reputation in
the industry for providing great customer service as well as having a great team of technically minded staff.  We are delighted they want to distribute our products and look forward to a prosperous future.”
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Kazakhstan Distributor Confirmed
 
At a dealer seminar in Almaty on June 9th 2011 Audio Video Technology LLP was officially appointed as exclusive OHM distribution partner for the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Clive Kinton presented the Certificate of Distribution to Dmitry Valerievich in the presence of twenty dealers and the staff of the company. The dealers were then given a presentation on OHM and our products followed by a sound demonstration in AVT's newly completed showroom.

AVT's head of logistics, Atahan Orazliyev, said that they see a great future for OHM in Kazakhstan as the demand for entertainment venues and other sound system applications grows with the continued prosperity of the country

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OHM will be exhibiting at this years PALM EXPO Mumbai
at the

BOMBAY EXHIBITION CENTRE

Wednesday the 2nd to Friday the 4th of June

Look for us at Stand E-41

Everyone is welcome to come along to see new products and meet the team.

To arrange an appointment please contact

Lalit Chopra
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OHM will be exhibiting at this years ABTT Theatre Show 2011

at The Royal Horticultural Halls London.


Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of June

Look for us in the Lawrence Hall stand 88

Everyone is welcome to come along to see new products and meet the team.

To arrange an appointment please contact

Clive Kinton clive@ohm.co.uk
or
Gareth Coleman gareth@ohm.co.uk

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  PLASA FOCUS - LEEDS


OHM will be exhibiting at this years Plasa Focus at The Royal Armouries Museum Leeds.

Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday the 20th of April

Look for us on stand RA-A17

Everyone is welcome to come along to see new products and meet the team.

To arrange an appointment please contact

Clive Kinton clive@ohm.co.uk
or
Gareth Coleman gareth@ohm.co.uk

     
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  OHM will be exhibiting at this years prolight + sound

in Frankfurt. Everyone is welcome to come along to see
new products and meet the team.
 
  For an appointment please contact:
Clive at Clive@ohm.co.uk or
Daniel at info@ohm-europe.com
 
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OHM will be exhibiting at this years Expo Pro Sound and Light 2011 in China

Everyone is welcome to come along to see new products and meet the team.

We are located in the Audio Hall Stand No A02, 15.1

For an appointment please contact:

Jo at jo@ohm.co.uk

 
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  New Export Partners


Following their recent visit of Daniel and Katarina Richter to the Knutsford factory, their company Aiffor Records has been appointed OHM distributor for the Czech Republic. Based in Prague, Aiffel was founded in 1994 to provide professional DJs with equipment and records. Their customer base grew to include companies installing and hiring to the club, bar and restaurant market and OHM loudspeakers are now appearing in venues across the country.

Audio Video Technology are a leading AV company in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Based in the capital Almaty, the company supplies installers, hire companies and dealers throughout the whole of the country. AVT will promote OHM throughout Kazakhstan targeting all sectors of the professional sound market and offering our new live sound products.

The picture shows Daniel and Katarina Richter and Clive Kinton OHM's sales manager.

     
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  First "New Products" Seminar of 2011


The first "New Products" seminar of 2011 has taken place at the company headquarters in Knutsford, the seminar ran the last weekend of January in co-operation with OHM Europe.

Daniel Danzer of OHM Europe, along with dealers from Germany and the Czech Republic participated in the seminar. Delegates were given the opportunity to view and hear the newly released and upcoming products as well as learning about the production within the UK , after touring the facility it was with interest that the visitors learned that 90% of all product is produced at OHM's UK plant.

New and soon to be released products were given a thorough sound test to ecstatic reviews including the PUKK-Subs , Ersa Major and Ersa Minor Vertical Arrays, Saturn 12 and 15 True Full Range cabinets and the new low-profile HD-MX Biampable stage monitors.

After an exhausting seminar the delegates were treated to a well deserved relaxing afternoon and evening which included football, beer and a curry in Manchester.

     
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  Hard Rock Cafe?

In what is believed to be the highest sound system in Britain, MAD Sound and Lighting have installed OHM loudspeakers into the newly re-built café and visitor centre on summit of Mount Snowdon in Wales.

The granite Hafod Eryri centre is at an altitude of 3,560 feet (1085m) and is reached by The Snowdon Mountain Railway built in 1896 as the first rack and pinion railway in Britain. Over 500,000 annual visitors will have their tea and scones listening to an OHM sound system.

MAD Sound and Lighting have been an OHM authorised dealer for ten years and have many installations in clubs, bars, schools and public buildings. Their large TRS rig is in regular use for concerts and festivals throughout the country.

To read more on this click here

     
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  Sands Nightclub - Blackpool

The ever popular seaside resort of Blackpool has seen some memorable OHM club installs including the Syndicate, the UK’s largest dance super club. The latest Blackpool club to install an OHM system is The Sands Venue. Situated near the Tower on the Golden Mile, the Sands aims to provide fine dining combined with high quality entertainment and stage shows with artists such as the Courtney Pine Band and Clare Teal.

The Sands recreates the feel of the forties and fifties eras with starlit ceilings, candlelit tables and stylish décor, taking you back to those wonderful variety nights. The clarity and overall sound quality of the OHM products ensured that this was the system chosen to enhance this experience.

West Coast Sound and Lighting handled the installation which comprised TRS-112H mid high cabinets and BR-218B subs for the front of house system with TRS-115 stage monitors. Eight BR-12s are distributed throughout the dining area.
     
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OHM will be exhibiting at this years Plasa in Earls Court London,

Everyone is welcome to come along
to see new products and
meet the team.

 

 
 

For an appointment please contact:

Clive at Clive@ohm.co.uk

 
 
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  Good Morning Vietnam



In recognition of our successful first year in Vietnam, Clive Kinton met with OHM distributor Soa Mai Audio company in Ho Chi Min City this July. During the meeting Soa Mai director, Tran Xuan Hein, received the OHM distribution certificate authorising him to represent us at all levels of business in the country.

The second picture includes Dr Tran Cong Chi, Professor of Acoustics at Hanoi university and a leading sound consultant to the government.

   
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  Indaba Beach club and disco opens in Turkey


OHM Products have featured heavily in a recently opened dance club in the Turkish resort town of Cesme. The "Ibiza" style Indaba Beach Club and Disco was packed on opening night, with the main attractions of the evening being Take That star Howard Donald and ex Culture Club singer, now turned DJ, Boy George.

The OHM line-up consists of a main Smak Stak system augmented by BR-Subs and in-fills all driven by CFU amplifiers and CRED Controllers.

Howard Donald was born just a few miles from our Knutsford factory - Take That for a coincidence

View the gallery for Indaba

     
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  ERSA MAJOR...Takes to the field again.


Continuing with the Ersa Major field trials, in mid-June, ten thousand fans descended on Hanley Park for Saturday's concert and were treated to performances from X Factor star Diana Vickers, Craig David, Lee Ryan, The Saturdays, Dane Bowers and many other well known names.

As well as teenage revellers the concert also attracted families.

The system consisted of two hangs of eight Ersa Majors at the stage with twelve PUKK-218 subs. The delay tower consisted of TRS-118Hs and TRS-115s. The stage monitors were TRS-115s and TRS-218s.

Several different sound engineers ran the system and comments were made about the ease of use and sound clarity.

View the gallery for 2010 Live

     
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OHM Line Array takes centre stage at Hanley parks, 2010 Live festival.

On the 19th June 2010, our new Line Array system comprising of 16 ERSA MAJORs and 12 PUKK-218 subs will be Blowing away 10,000 Fans at the 2010 live festival at Hanley Park in Stoke.

The line up includes Diana Vickers, currently number 1 in the charts, Craig David with tracks from his latest  album, The Hoosiers, Dane Bowers from Big Brother, Tiffany Paige, Lissie – an up and coming vocalist and Gabriella Cilmi of Sweet About fame.

We will be running a sound check on the 18th of June, taking the system to its full potential. If you would like to come to the event on either day, please contact our office. We only have a limited number of VIP tickets so act fast if you want to secure your place.

Visit the TWENTY TEN LIVE website here www.2010live.co.uk

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  ERSA MAJOR... enjoys rising popularity.

During the last month OHM have had a series of very successful road tests of the new ERSA MAJOR line array.

Over the May bank holiday weekend in England, ERSA MAJOR was used at Stoke Premier League football club’s “Player of the Year” event in Britannia Stadium which was a huge success.

The sound system comprised of 16 ERSA MAJOR mid/high cabinets and 12 PUKK-218 subs, amplified with OHM CFU amplifiers. Giving a completely even sound coverage and excellent clarity the ERSA MAJOR system out-performed expectations.

At the same time in Poland the ERSA MAJOR was also getting outstanding results in a series of concerts with many top class polish acts, including LZY.

For over 13 years Pop & Rock Band “LZY” has been one of the most popular and prolific concert performers in POLAND. The band gained its countrywide popularity with platinum album “Concern in Loneliness”

Band sound engineer, Wojtek “VARRAN” Cichocki, was very impressed by the sound of our new ERSA MAJOR sound system.

That's why we are pleased and honored that “LZY” decided to include OHM in their sound rider as their preferred system.

Being a fan of high energy sound “ VARRAN” can hardly wait to use ERSA MAJOR on ACIDs upcoming concert.

To view more pictures visit the OHM Gallery
 
     
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Plasa Focus - Leeds 2010
opens to large crowds


Plasa Focus opened this morning at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The sell out show had visitors from the hire and installation sectors waiting for opening time. OHM are showing the new Activate system along with BR's and HGW invisible subs.
     
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  World premiere for ERSA MAJOR

The first event for the new Ersa Major will be a concert in Gniezno, Poland on the 23rd of April featuring former Genesis guitarist Ray Wilson.

Wilson will perform a special programme of Genesis classics accompanied by musicians from his band Stiltskin and a string quartet. There will also be tracks from Stiltskin and Wilson's solo project.

" The concert will be combined with the release of our newest line array system Ersa Major" says Przemysław Pochylski of OHM Poland " This will be the world debut for the system; it will truly be a listening experience"

April 14th saw the first tests of Ersa Major at OHM's UK headquarters with the entire design team from England, Finland and Polish backed by the executives from OHM's plants located in different parts of the world.
     
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  ERSA MAJOR... a force to set volcanoes moving

Wednesday 14th April at 4pm was the test run for the new OHM ERSA MAJOR line array system. The clarity is **** amazing one passerby was heard to shout as the sound was spread across the length and breadth of Knutsford on a clear sunny afternoon. There were onlookers from near and far thinking there was a concert on and a few plane loads of people got more than they bargained for ...

Completing the system, the new PUKK Subwoofers added ground shaking bass to complement the clarity of the ERSA's

Of course Icelandic volcanoes don't blow because of our sound but was it really a coincidence that the already active Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland erupted again?

More pictures of the test day here

     
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  Invertis Institute Of Management And Technology

Sikandar Ali Of Studio9 recently installed 12 Ersa minor line arrays and 2 TRS-115 monitor loudspeakers for the Invertis Institute Of Management And Technology in Bareilly, India.

The audience of over 1200 business people were very impressed with the clarity and intelligibility of the system.
     
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  Plasa Focus Leeds 2010

PLASA Focus is the established industry show for the lighting and sound communities in the North of England. It takes place at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April and we will again be exhibiting there.

We will be pleased to see you on stand RA-A17 and show you our new products and discuss you requirements.
You can register free at http://www.registerbynet.com/reg.asp?showcode=pf10&source=041
We look forward to seeing you there.
     
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  Pro Light and Sound 2010 - Frankfurt

Hall 8.0 was this year dedicated to pro-audio and without the smoke and lights of previous years the ambience was perfect for being “Serious about Sound.”

Daniel and his team at OHM Europe again provided a spectacular stand which stood out above the crowd.

The Ersa Major which debuted with the PUKK sub and flying system attracted a lot of attention from the visitors and press. The Activate powered system and the Oyster DSP controller completed the new product line up.

We thank our distributors who came to see us from all over the world and those new ones we met and look forward to working with in the future.

     
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New Danish Distributor Appointed
 


We welcome Floating Point of Copenhagen into the OHM family as our new distributor for Denmark.

Partners Thomas Engell and Henning Christiansen have had many years experience with OHM products and are well known in Denmark for their work in broadcast, recording and live sound.
“We have always been very comfortable working with OHM” says Thomas

“And we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Danish customers can visit them on www.ohmdanmark.dk

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Rory Delap with HSL sound crew  

Long Throw Speakers?

 

For most of their first two years in the Premier League, Stoke City FC has been using twenty-four TRS-115s for their match day sound system.

At a recent match our roving photographer captured this shot of Stoke’s Irish International, Rory Delap with a speaker aloft, assisted by HSL sound crew. Rory has the reputation of having the longest and most accurate throw in English football although we didn’t try to find out how far he could throw our speakers.

Elsewhere in the club, a number of KS-3s in white have been installed in the hospitality rooms.

     
Stoke City trophy room
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OHM UK sales manager wth Mike Tyson   BR-7 Punching Well Above Its Weight
The Moat House Hotel in Stoke on Trent played host to “Iron” Mike Tyson, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, on his UK tour in March this year.

The sound was supplied by OHM dealer HSL Entertainment Management and four BR-7s provided all the sound for over 300 guests.

UK Sales Manager Gareth Coleman agreed to go two rounds with Mike if he would pose for a photograph!
   
OHM at Mike Tyson UK Tour OHM at Mike Tyson UK Tour   OHM at Mike Tyson UK Tour
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St Lukas Evangeline church, Nuremberg St Lukas Evangeline church, Nuremberg

St. Lukas church in Nuremberg was built in the late 1960's, in 2008 the CEO of the church decided that it would be a good idea to try to turn the church into a place that would be more welcoming for the younger generation. To encourage the teenagers to become more involved in taking part in mass and church activities. The renovation took place in 2009 at a final cost of £2 million.

The church holds up to 600 people and regularly performs weddings as well as being a popular venue for parties and musical events. The large stage has been built around the existing alter and the original organ is used on a regular basis. 

sld mediatech installed an OHM sound system into the church comprising of:

8 x TRS-115 Loudspeakers
6 x TRS-218 Loudspeakers
4 x TRS-212 Loudspeakers
6 x BR-8 Loudspeakers
20 x CL-1T Ceiling speakers
12 x CFU-A2 Amplifiers

St Lukas Evangeline church, Nuremberg
St Lukas Evangeline church, Nuremberg
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OHM will be exhibiting at this years prolight + sound, Frankfurt

Everyone is welcome to come along to see new products and meet the team.

We are located in Hall 8.0 stand G91

For an appointment please contact:

Clive at Clive@ohm.co.uk
or
Daniel at info@ohm-europe.com

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Polish Church in Rypin
 
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  Polish Church in Rypin

On the 3rd of January Polish rental company, Rymon Sound provided the OHM equipment to power a concert of carols and Christmas songs performed by the GOLEC UORKESTRA band.

The concert was held in the Holiest Heart of Jesus Christ a church in the town of Rypin. The church is well known for its claim to have the largest stained glass windows in Europe (over 600 m2 )
It was reported that the concert was fantastic! "It was so beautiful that even the busy Devil froze thoughtfully listening at the entrance,"

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New year - new appointments
  2010 heralds two new appointments at the Knutsford Headquarters. Pasi Kokkonen joins the research and development team as audio design engineer and Gareth Coleman is appointed UK sales manager.

Pasi has been an OHM distributor in his native land of Finland for over four years and in that time has developed a fondness for OHM products as well as being a regular visitor to England. During a trip last year he expressed a wish to move permanently to Cheshire and we have been very pleased to secure his services as our audio design engineer. He is responsible for our new designs as well as reviewing our current models in line with our policy of constant improvement.

He is joined by his partner, Kirsi who ably assists him with testing and documentation. "Kirsi and I are very pleased to be in England and working for such a well respected sound company. I hope that my experience in design, installation and production touring will help the company produce some really useful products." Says Pasi, "We have been made most welcome here, even the weather has been arranged to remind us of home." For technical advice please contact support@ohm.co.uk


After a period in regional sales, Gareth Coleman has been appointed sales manager responsible for our installation, rental and re-sale customers in the UK.

Gareth is a graduate of Glyndwr University in Wales, where he gained a BSc in studio recording and performance technology and has been involved in the music industry, both as a performer and a musical director.

Prior to joining OHM he worked for a sound system installer. Gareth will be maintaining contact with our UK customer base to ensure everyone is kept up to date with details of our products and services. UK sales enquiries can be directed to gareth@ohm.co.uk
Pasi Kokkonen and Kirsi Vanninen
Gareth Coleman
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Belgium Distributors Wylom Sarl  

OHM Maintenant en France

Our newest partners, Wylom sarl, in the sunny Lyon area of France have opened their showroom which will feature a comprehensive range of OHM speakers and amplifiers.

Notre partenaire le plus nouveau, Wylom sarl, dans la région Lyon ensoleillée de la France a ouvert leur magasin d'exposition qui présentera une gamme complète de speakers d'OHM et d'amplificateurs.
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30 Years of OHM
smoking boots ad Like many companies in the sound industry OHM has its roots in live music. Jo Olenski played bass in numerous pro bands in the Manchester area and in his quest for better sound decided to set up his own factory to produce quality speaker enclosures. Many well known companies had cabinets made by OHM in those early days including Carlsbro, Martin Audio, Mission, Celestion, HH, Bell and Dynacord but it was with the OHM brand that the company really made its mark.

Many of our back-line products made in the 70's and 80's are still in use today and command high prices on internet auction sites. OHM was the first to introduce Graphic EQ Bi- Amp Bass systems utilising multiple ten inch speakers which was much copied by others. Alan Price, the Smiths, Buzzcocks, Sad Café and Aerosmith are just a few of the bands that toured with OHM amplification. A 1983 vintage GA125 bass amp is still in regular use in the Knutsford showroom to the delight of visiting musicians. In 1983 the company moved to a purpose built factory for both Back-line and PA introducing a range of 19” rack mounted amplifiers and the start of the production line for loudspeaker chassis. During the late '80s the emphasis was still on live sound and acts such as Status Quo, Paul Young and Black Sabbath used OHM PA systems in various parts of the world.

The 90's saw a change in the disco and dance club scene and the rise of the “Super Club”. Even the smallest venues were now requesting professional loudspeaker systems and the big clubs demanded something really special. A major live system called the SMAKSTAK was already in use in large outdoor festivals and concerts and the super club owners saw this and wanted it to be installed in their venues.

The SMAKSTAK sub will be relaunched at this year's PLASA with updated drivers and a new paint finish.

The SMAKSTAK featured in both The Bizness and Main Street dance clubs in Blackpool's Golden Mile; the Bizness nightclub was originally opened in 1992. In 1997 the owners sold the Bizness to Northern Leisure and embarked on a five year venture to convert the former ABC Cinema into the Syndicate super club. The ABC has had a long musical heritage; hosting on its revolving stage 60's icons such as Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Cilla Black and the Beatles. Retaining the revolving stage as the dance floor and dividing the building up into three distinct areas required a very comprehensive sound system. OHM loudspeakers and amplifiers were specified throughout and in order to provide something new and revolutionary, OHM engineers designed the HD system.

With in-fills and background speakers almost every product in the OHM portfolio was utilised to make this 4300 capacity dance club one of the largest and most successful in the UK.

This is just a small sample of our history and in the words of Jo Olenski “However nice it is to be nostalgic we must always be looking to the future and continue to design and develop our innovative products for at least another thirty years.”

Iconic "Smoking Boots" Ad Campaign
Bizzness
Smakstak "1990's" .
OHM GA-125 Bass amp dating back to 1983
OHM GA-125 Bass amp dating back to 1983.
"Great Bottom End"
Ohm Tramp Guitar amp advertisement "Great Bottom End"
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Bohemia nightclub  

OHM reach the high C's

Pasi Kokkonen of Audiotron, OHM's Finnish distributor has now introduced Ohm to the cruise liner business. Pasi also debuted the new HGW-12 aboard the Silja Line Fleet, this is a compact 12" band pass sub designed for architectural concealment, under seating for example. Passengers on the Symphony, the Serenade and the Europa can now join MV Frederica (Radio Caroline) as "the boat that rocked"
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What’s new from OHM...
Ersa Major Launch  

Introducing the all new Ersa Major

The latest addition to the Planet Suite, the Ersa Major has dual OHM 10” midrange speakers with a 2”+1” Coaxial Compression Driver mounted on a proprietary wave guide. The midrange drivers are mounted at the rear creating a fully horn loaded cabinet having a compact size of 750mm wide, 600mm deep and 300mm high. The 16 ohm Ersa Major is a three way active cabinet, has a flat frequency response (± 3dB) from 100Hz to 20Hz and a maximum SPL in excess of 145dB.

A comprehensive flying system enables the Ersa Major to be used as a full line array for festivals and large dance stack configuration.

     
Smakstak SS-30   SS-30 SMAKSTAK Subwoofer - Re-birth of a Legend!

Designed in the 1990's to satisfy the needs of the “super clubs”, the OHM SMAKSTAK or alternatively know as the SS-3 became a legend throughout the then known world.

With more horn than Spearmint Rhino and as smooth as a pint of Guinness this sub has delighted audiences from Blackpool's Golden Mile to the Great Wall of China. As part of our thirty year celebrations we have brought back this legendary speaker with a lick of paint a spiffing face lift and an all new OHM driver.

The SS-30 has a folded horn length of 2.7 meters made in birch ply within an enclosure of less than half a cubic meter.

The single 16 ohm, 400 watt driver gives a phenomenal SPL in excess of 138dB (144dB stack as shown) with a -3dB low frequency point of 32Hz and will be an ideal companion for the ERSA MAJOR.
     
HGW Invisible Subwoofers  

HGW : the Invasion of the Invisible Sub

The HGW is a range of “invisible” subs intended to be heard and not seen. The trend for high standard interior design in entertainment and catering venues has created a demand for subs to be architecturally concealed and not taking up valuable floor space.

The HGW meets this need with the first two models now in production.

The HGW-10 is a horn-loaded cabinet having a 10” driver in an enclosure 800mm x 425mm x 300mm and the HGW-12 is a fourth order band pass sub in a 540mm x 400mm x 350mm enclosure.
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Carolus Borromeus Church - Antwerp

The Carolus Borromeus Church situated in Antwerp City in the heart of Belgium is now one of the newest additions to the Ohm installation list. Due to the great size of the majestic church Ohm speakers have been installed throughout, providing the voice of the Priest to the masses.

The project was managed by OHM Benelux in Belgium by Willy Van De Velde. Willy specified the use of BR-8's and KS-1's for equally distributed sound. The cabinets were provided in white to compliment the churches existing outstanding interior.

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New UK Dealer

As a member of a well established Lancashire Showman's dynasty, David Hackett has long been an OHM user and an advocate of good fairground sound. Recently handing over the day to day running of his rides to his son David Junior, David has started promoting OHM round the fairgrounds in the UK.

“Fairgrounds bring a unique set of problems for the sound provider” says Dave “The system must supply high quality music reproduction and clear announcements to the public whilst on the ride without interfering with adjacent attractions. I have used OHM for a number of years and I am pleased to become a dealer of their products.” The Hackett family recently visited the Knutsford factory and the picture shows three generations from Dalton aged two to David Senior, now in his eighty-third year.

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Sabaton in concert

On  the first of September, Swedish band “Sabaton” performed a concert in Astoria Hall in Bydgoszcz . The concert was part of the “ ALWAYS REMEMBER Tour 2009” to coincide with 70th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

“Sabaton” famous in Poland for their song “40:1” a story of the battle on Wizna, performed most of their well known pieces.

Other bands performing with the OHM sound system were “Proletaryat” from Poland and Finnish band “Stratovarius”. The sound engineering was entrusted to a young but experienced company “Rymond Sound” from Pila.

The OHM configuration of this “extremely  loud” performance was :

32 x LUNARAY
10 x TRS-218
10 x TRS-115
12 x CFU A-3
4 x CFU A-2
1 x CRED 2-4 Mk2
1 x CRED 2-6 Mk2

 
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