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Wigwam Acoustics Wins WFX Solomon Award

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Montreal, September 26, 2019 – The largest annual House of Worship Conference and Expo in the USA, WFX was held this year from September 17-19, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. A highlight of the three-day event, which gathers systems integrators showcasing innovative audiovisual solutions and services for the house of worship market, is the WFX Solomon Awards that recognize excellence in church facility design, renovation, construction and audio, video and lighting installation.

(York Minster – Photo Credit: d&b audiotechnik)

This year, Wigwam Acoustics received the WFX Solomon Award in Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement (2,001-plus seats) for the major audio upgrade carried out at York Minster Cathedral, England. As one of the UK’s most important cultural and religious landmarks, the 500-year-old Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York is rightfully considered a national treasure. In 2019, as part of an ongoing maintenance and refurbishment project, the church leaders relied upon Wigwam to install a comprehensive new audio system, in which audio quality and clarity was paramount, both for speech and music.

The designed solution was an installation featuring over 50 d&b audiotechnik xC column speakers running on a QSC Q-Sys digital audio platform with simple touch screen controls for operation.

(York Minster – Photo Credit: Wigwam Acoustics)

Wigwam Co-founder Mick Spratt commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to have received this award, as it recognizes the experience and outstanding talent the Wigwam team has in the church installation sector. The judges have recognized that the system absolutely met the brief – quality, low impact and ease of use.”

“It’s great that our work has been recognized in the US, a market where our installation work is relatively unknown. In association with our parent company Solotech, we exhibited at WFX for the first time this year. We’re looking forward to combining our experience in this market along with Solotech’s presence in North America to work on projects together.”

“The interest and feedback we’ve had from just this one three-day exhibition has been incredible.”

(York Minster – Photo Credit: Wigwam Acoustics)

Read the full case study with video here.

From left to right: Michael Palmer, Director of US Business Development Solotech US; Jason Spence, Director of Sales and Systems Integration Solotech US; Guillaume Gervais, Used Equipment Sales Specialist Solotech; Mick Spratt, Co-Founder Wigwam Acoustics; Aaron Beck, Business Development Sales Rep Solotech US.


About Wigwam

Wigwam Acoustics is one of the world’s leading companies for the rental, sales and installation of professional audio equipment. Established in 1979, Wigwam is based in Heywood, near Manchester, UK. In 2013, Wigwam became part of SSE Audio Group, acquired in 2018 by Solotech.


About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 12 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs over 1,300 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Find out more at www.solotech.com



Christine Latour

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications



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