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The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrated with a floating flotilla and music to record crowds.


Thames Audio supplied sound systems for a flotilla of boats in the Diamond Jubilee pageant that entertained the royal family and a million spectators along the banks of the river Thames on Sunday 3 January 2012.


We supplied a pioneering Funktion One long throw speaker system.

New MST10’s were deployed as part of a full control and speaker package on three of the Music Herald Barges.


Despite a a challenging event with heavy rain and strong winds the Funktion One sound quality was excellent and was clear to all those standing on the banks.

Nothing had been left to chance. Thorough full system tests and rehearsals took place on the Thames earlier in the year. We ensured they were attended by Funktion One’s Tony Andrews and John Newsham, who were on hand to fine tune the system settings. Both Tony & Andrew also provided their support on the day of the event.


Music Herald Boats: The Edwardian The Academy Of Ancient Music playing Handel’s Water Music.

PA – Funktion One MST10 Long Throw Horns with F118 Subs. Resolution2 Full range on bow.

Amplification – MC2 E90/E100 & E4-75 Amps with XTA DP448 Controllers.

Control – Allen & Heath iLive iDR32

Mics – DPA 4099 & DPA 4060


The Vallula– The Royal Marines Band

PA – Funktion One MST10 Long Throw Horns with F118 Subs. Resolution2 Full range on bow. Amplification – MC2 E90/E100 & E4-75 Amps with XTA DP448 Controllers. Control – Avid SC48 Mics – DPA 4060 & Shure Beta 98


The Wyndham Grand – The Guy Barker Big Band

PA – Funktion One MST10 Long Throw Horns with F118 Subs. Resolution2 Full range on bow. Amplification – MC2 E90/E100 & E4-75 Amps with XTA DP448 Controllers. Control – DigiDesign D-Show Profile


The Connaught – The Herald Trumpeters

PA – Funktion One AX88 array on bow.

Amplification – MC2 E4-75 Amps with XTA DP448 Controllers.

Control – Yamaha LS9-16

Mics – Shure Beta 98

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