St. Croix (December 20, 2006)–Tempo, the Caribbean lifestyle TV channel from MTV Networks, recently celebrated its first anniversary and celebrated by throwing itself quite the birthday bash–Tempo Turns One–on the island of St. Croix. On hand to help with the festivities was a sizable PA from Adamson.
An Adamson rig–with Y10s seen here–took on the Tempo Turns One concert in St. Croix recently.Tempo’s founder, senior vice president and general manager, Frederick Morton, chose his home island of St. Croix to host the concert, at the Cramer’s Park Beach on the east end of the island. The concert was headlined by The Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage, The Alison Hinds Show, Machel Montano & Xtatic, Denise “Saucy Wow” Belfon, Wayne Marshall and Sweet Mickey. They were joined by many local favorites from the island, including Kenya, The Stroka Band, The Xzecutives, and D’Apostle. Witnessing the party, Morton remarked, “It has also become a revolution for those who have witnessed Tempo’s birth and growth over the past year. When Tempo does something, it can’t be ordinary; it has to be extraordinary.”
Frontline Systems, a local production company, and its owner, Rick Jarvis, put up two arrays of eight Adamson Y10s, with three Adamson SX18s underneath as front fills and six T-21 Subs just about floored the crowd. “Their boxes are melodic, have high SPL, and smooth coverage,” said Jarvis. “The further away you get from them, the louder they get; usually you lose the low end as you move away from a sub, but these are a different breed of speakers. Really, I don’t even know if I should call them speakers.”
For stage monitors, they used a combination of their existing stage monitors and four new Adamson M15 multi-purpose enclosures, which had Jarvis explaining his future plans: “I’m going to replace all my monitors with M15s some time in the future-I’ve never heard anything like them.”
Adamson Systems Engineering