Liverpool’s exhibition centre, ACC Liverpool, is world-class: a stunning waterside location, an award-winning events team, prestigious clients, and, thanks to a recent upgrade, two Roadster HD14K-M projectors.
Three suppliers had initially been approached to quote on the new equipment and ACC Liverpool had shortlisted 3DLP options and asked suppliers to bring them in for a demonstration. Image quality and low cost of ownership were established as key performance measures.
Pure AV has been supplying AV equipment to the facility’s technical team since 2011, and recommended the two HD14K-M projectors, which were duly adopted after a competitive shoot-out with other leading 3DLP projectors.
The new set-up allows ACC Liverpool to project full HD images, and gives them a lower cost of ownership, since the lamps are a lot less expensive and longer-lasting than the alternatives — plus they are a lot more portable and easier to set up and use.
The acquisition is certainly paying off for ACC Liverpool. Dave Bateman, Senior Technician (Vision), confirmed, “Our Christie HD14K-M projectors are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition in terms of image quality, processing and output level.
The 13,500 lumens HD 3DLP projectors, packaged with new switching equipment, are more than adequate to fill ACC Liverpool’s main conference room, which can seat 1,350 delegates.
The high-brightness images are projected by the HD14K-M onto a variety of flown screens from the facility’s counterweight flying system — ranging from 7.5 to 12m wide.
They were supplied with 2.6-4.1:1 and 2 x 4.1-6.9:1 lens options: One is permanently installed in the main auditorium while the other flight-cased projector is portable and available for third-party hire.
“When we tested them alongside competitive higher rated projectors Christie easily came out on top. As for Pure AV, they have been brilliant to work with from start to finish and operate in a friendly and professional manner.” Dave Bateman, Senior Technician, Exhibition Centre Liverpool.