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Phoenix Networks Makes A 'Quantum Leap'

Mr. Animesh Mishra (L) and Team Phoenix Networks with their newly acquired DiGiCo Quantum 338

In the realm of live sound and concert production, staying ahead of the technological curve is the name of the game. And one of India's most prominent event equipment rental service providers - Phoenix Networks - has assertively made a 'quantum leap' forward with the recent additions to their existing inventory.

Phoenix Networks has invested into bringing home the current industry favourite DiGiCo Quantum 338 digital mixing console, coupled with the SD-Rack; and this also happens to be the first ever Quantum 338 system in Central India. Alongside, the company has also made a significant addition to their line up of the industry-leading Meyer Sound loudspeaker inventory with the acquisition of a brand-new comprehensive system comprising the LEOPARD modules complemented by the powerful 900-LFC Low-Frequency Control Elements.

"As a company, our vision for success is deeply rooted in our relentless pursuit of audio perfection. And these strategic investments are a key extension of this ever-evolving pursuit!" exclaims Animesh Mishra, Director of Phoenix Networks as he speaks about the motivations behind the recent investment.

And while the investment does exemplify Phoenix Networks' technical finesse; what's important to note is the fact that this strategic move not only underscores their position as an industry leader but also signifies their unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled audio experiences.

Animesh explains that the sheer power and adaptability of the Quantum 338 and SD-Rack setup was so impressive, that he was convinced it would be the perfect addition to Phoenix Networks' already impressive line-up of digital mixing consoles. He elaborates, "The DiGiCo Quantum 338 digital mixing console is technical powerhouse and an absolute marvel of audio engineering. Offering a staggering 128 input channels, 64 busses, and a 24x24 matrix, all operating at a pristine 96kHz sample rate; it boasts its audio quality, versatility, and an array of advanced features like Mustard Processing channel strips, Spice Rack plugin style native FPGA processing options which provides a plethora of effect options, Nodal Processing and True Solo - all of which make it a top choice in the industry. When paired with the SD-Rack, which incorporates the Optocore 64 +64 I/O for enhanced connectivity, this combination empowers us with an unparalleled capacity to deliver an extraordinary level of audio quality for any event. Leveraging fiber-optic technology, the system as a whole ensures low-latency, high-channel-count audio transmission; while also facilitating seamless integration with diverse stage configurations and accommodating a wide range of audio sources. Plus, the redundancy options embedded within the system guarantee uninterrupted reliability, thanks to the SD-Rack's harmonious compatibility with the Quantum 338. The system as a whole is absolutely magnificent, and it enables us to handle the most intricate live sound setups with unbelievable grace and precision."

Speaking about the acquisition of the new Meyer Sound Leopard system, Animesh reveals that this decision was driven by the need to have a truly wholesome and comprehensive world-class sound reinforcement ecosystem, so that the company could assure pristine audio productions for every kind of event. "Phoenix Networks' addition of Meyer Sound's LEOPARD line array modules accompanied by the formidable 900-LFC Low-Frequency Control Elements, exemplifies our determination to push the envelope of auditory excellence" he asserts.

Affording a better insight into the motivations behind this expansion, Animesh shares, "We were the first ones in the entire country to invest into the revolutionary Meyer Sound PANTHER system; and our choice to expand our existing Meyer Sound arsenal with the LEOPARD line array modules and 900-LFC subwoofers emanates from our unwavering commitment to deliver an audio experience that stands unparalleled."

Animesh's profound grasp of the technical intricacies is evident as he notes that the LEOPARD and 900-LFC combination affords remarkable scalability and adaptability thereby empowering the company to efficiently cater to an extensive array of events ranging from intimate gatherings to sprawling concerts. Animesh elaborates on this stating, "The LEOPARD modules are a technological marvel, packing extraordinary power and precision into a compact form. The line array modules offer an amalgamation of power and precision along with intelligent optimization and processing capabilities of the Galileo GALAXY network platform - all of which allows us to fine-tune the system to match the acoustics of any venue flawlessly. Additionally, the 900-LFC subwoofers provide the essential low-frequency punch required for crafting an immersive audio experience. With their high output and minimal distortion, they perfectly complement the LEOPARD modules. Together, the system's remarkable frequency response, exceptional phase coherence, and expansive horizontal coverage make it the ideal choice for delivering pristine sound across a wide spectrum of venues. This strategic investment aligns seamlessly with our mission to set new benchmarks in the industry by offering audio solutions that redefine excellence. "

According to Animesh, the acquisitions of the DiGiCo Quantum 338 console with the SD-Rack and the Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array modules alongside the 900-LFC subwoofers have now opened up a world of possibilities for Phoenix Networks, as he is confident that the company is now even better equipped than before, with the technical prowess to undertake mega productions, not only within India but also on international stages.

"One of the most exciting aspects that comes with these purchases is our ability to seamlessly adapt to diverse venues and event scales. The Quantum 338's expansive channel count and its remarkable processing capabilities, paired with our newly expanded Meyer Sound inventory complete with comprehensive LEOPARD and PANTHER systems, now allows us to cater to intricate productions with ease. This means that whether it's a massive outdoor music festival or an intimate corporate event, we have the tools to deliver flawless sound. Moreover, the compatibility and scalability of these systems enable us to extend our services beyond borders.

"We're now capable of providing truly world-class sound reinforcement solutions for events outside of India as well; thereby enhancing our presence in the global live sound industry. Our teams are thrilled to take on new challenges and showcase our technical expertise on a broader stage; and we're excited to move closer to our vision of being at the forefront of audio innovation - not just in India, but on a global scale. We're excited about the doors these acquisitions have opened, and we look forward to setting new benchmarks in live sound, both at home and abroad!" concludes a visibly optimistic and confident Animesh.


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