SONIK, a Reykjavik-based event technology supplier and integration firm established in 2014, recently implemented a new audio system at a church in the town of Grundarfjörður that marks the company’s first CODA Audio installation in Iceland.
“We first encountered CODA Audio at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt a few years ago, and were impressed by the product range and very competitive prices,” explains SONIK Project Manager Baldur Rafn Gissurarson. “That resulted in a conversation with CODA’s Paul Ward which recently led to us becoming a CODA dealer. The Grundarfjarðarkirkja was in need of an audio upgrade, and having contacted a few suppliers for quotes, awarded us the job. CODA definitely stood out in terms of looks, spec and prices, and with stock available immediately, the process was quick and easy.”
At the church, SONIK implemented a smaller-scale system with four HOPS8i loudspeakers mounted with CODA’s H8H brackets and powered by a single LINUS5-C DSP amplifier. Gissurarson sees a bright future for CODA products in Iceland as the nation emerges from the pandemic: “As the restrictions on people gathering together are loosened, we are getting a lot of requests from all types of venues asking us to quote for installations. We know that CODA Audio has the range of products to cover the widest possible range of application, and we’re also excited to see new products being launched. We feel that the HOPS12i has a lot of potential for our type of installation. We believe that CODA installation at Grundarfjarðarkirkja will prove to be the first of many.”
Paul Ward, Global Director of Sales for CODA Audio, adds, “It’s good to hear that the first SONIK install of CODA Audio in Iceland has been so well-received by the client. SONIK’s commitment to the brand is also something that we value very highly – it’s clear that they have a genuine enthusiasm for the brand, and we share their optimism for the future. This small church installation of HOPS8i took place at roughly the same time as a much larger N-RAY system at a church in Los Angeles — the contrast is a great illustration of how our range can meet the widest range of requirements. There really is a CODA system for every job.”