DiGiCo Releases Stealth Core 2 for SD5, SD5cs; Names DWR Distribution as South African Distributor,
DiGiCo has announced the last in its series of Stealth Core 2 upgrades, releasing additional processing for the DiGiCo SD5 and new SD5cs consoles. In addition, DiGiCo has appointed DWR Distribution PTY as its exclusive distributor for South Africa from April 2016.
DiGiCo Releases Stealth Core 2 for SD5, New SD5cs System
DiGiCo’s last in its series of Stealth Core 2 upgrades – additional processing for the DiGiCo SD5 and new SD5cs consoles – will take them to a new level in terms of both processing channels and functionality.
The SD5 upgrade will include an increase from 124 channel strips to a maximum of 253, an increase from 56 output busses to a maximum of 128 including Master + 24 x 24 Matrix, an increase from 24 to 253 DiGiTuBes, an increase from 24 to 253 Multiband Dynamic options; an increase from 24 to 253 Dynamic EQs, Digital FX rises from 24 to 48 units, and Control Groups rise from 24 to 36
The Core 2 upgrade option will be available for the SD5 at a list cost of 2867£1995 ($2867 USD), with discounts offered to existing DiGiCo customers.
The SD5cs upgrade will include an increase from 124 channel strips to 132, an increase from 56 output busses to 56 + Master + 24 x 24 Matrix, an increase from 24 to 214 DiGiTuBes, an increase from 24 to 214 Multiband Dynamic options, and an increase from 24 to 214 Dynamic EQs.
“As with all consoles in the SD Range, this upgrade option is due to be released this summer,” says DiGiCo’s Managing Director James Gordon. “It will be available to all existing users and includes a re-look at the application code, further future proofing existing and future investments in DiGiCo products, continuing to keep your investment several steps ahead of the rest.”
DiGiCo announces new South African distribution
Founded in 2006, DWR has built a reputation in the South African market for supplying predominantly lighting products. The company has grown rapidly and provides a complete service from concept through to installation and commissioning, as well as after-sales service, all from a motivated and experienced team.
“I was truly honored to receive a phone call from Ian Staddon from DiGiCo, who was on the search for a new representative for his product in South Africa,” says Duncan Riley of DWR. “I am really excited about this, and so is the whole company and we cannot wait to get going with this amazing product.”
With this in mind, DWR has hired Kyle Robson as the new audio technical representative. Having studied music and sound, as well as being factory trained at DiGiCo, Kyle worked as a sound technician and then in technical support and audio training.
Robert Izzett, Head of Sales at DWR says, “It’s a new venture which we aim to tackle flat out with the right people and skills to provide the same back up and support as we do for our other products.”
DWR is due to host a DiGiCo open day as well as roadshows in the near future with dates to be determined in the future.
“After spending a hectic week in South Africa meeting with customers and many terrific potential new distributors, all of which would have made great partners for DiGiCo, I chose DWR”, says Ian Staddon VP of Sales for DiGiCo. “The company had a great vibe and good reputation in the market and whilst selecting a lighting company for DiGiCo may appear a bit “left field”, DWR know what it takes to supply, work and support consoles – albeit lighting ones! They have the same customers and address all our market areas and with the addition of Kyle to the team they have a DiGiCo expert on board. Additionally, the fact DWR do not offer a PA, means that they can be “neutral” when it comes to audio installation projects and can supply DiGiCo to other South African distributors of speakers without competing and can provide the customers an independent choice.