Group One Launches DiGiCo SD5 Trade Up Program

Oct 26, 2012 5:17 PM

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Beachsound staff, front row, from left: Troy Arabia, A1/FOH/Monitor Systems Engineer; Rafi Herrera, Lighting Assistant; Sarah Thornton, Administrative/Sales Assistant; David Thomas, Sales Manager; Matt Holden, A1/FOH, Monitor Systems Engineer; Andre Serafini, Owner; Bob Lidell, Account Executive; Chris Anderson, Sound & Lighting Technician; Stephanie Barcomb, Office Manager. Middle row, from left: Bill Blackstone, Pro Tools Certified Audio Engineer; David Gooch, Lighting Technician; Rodrego Herrera, A1/FOH, Monitor Systems Engineer. Top row, from left: Richard Neilson, Lighting Technician; Eric De’Moya, Lighting Technician; Joey Cucchiara, Warehouse Manager; Rafael Mojica, Lighting Designer.

Beachsound traded up a Yamaha PM5D for an SD5 and purchased an additional SD9—for now, according to Goup One. “We felt we needed a higher caliber showcase console to fit the bill of our needs/demands,” explains company president Andre Serafini. “We find the console’s flexible I/O, sonic quality and the ergonomics make it top tier and we are very pleased to have one in house. DiGiCo’s dynamic EQ feature has been a big hit and the DiGiTube technology has been a real pleasure getting to know. We have the SD5 set up to be on a few high profile events in the near future, including a televised mega church event.”

Finally, Hi-Tec Audio traded up six of its D5 inventory for the new SD5s. “At Hi-Tec we like to look forward and for that reason it was obvious for us to move all our inventory into the new DiGiCo SD series—and we were an early adopter of that technology," says owner Louis Adamo. "In fact, we bought one of the first SD8s when it was introduced. Over the last year, we’ve been adding SD racks and accessories like crazy and our inventory is well over 24 to 25 SD-racks, which is well over a half-million dollars. We have a few customers that have been loyal D5 customers and they’ll be the first obvious ones to migrate to the SD5s. It also serves to fill a niche between the SD10 and SD7. The SD5 offers the technical requirements of the SD10 with the surface of the SD7 at a fraction of the cost. DiGiCo has built a very powerful and flexible platform, has done its part by putting the console in the hands of lots of engineers, and are making strides in the live sound market with its consoles. There’s a model that fits every shoe size. We have confidence in the technology and we have a definite market for them.”

Find more information on the DiGiCo SD5 console.

Visit Group One at www.g1limited.com.






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