Miami, FL (February 23, 2007)–Cars and audio have always gone together, from the 1950s when auto manufacturers tried to create road-worthy LP turntables (a miserable failure, to no one’s surprise) to today’s 5.1 thunderdomes on wheels that vibrate surrounding cars as they roll down the block. Sometimes a car audio system isn’t quite enough, however, and that was the case recently when Cadillac emplyed Electro-Voice XLD loudspeakers for a series of meetings, events and previews held at the Doral Resort in Miami for 200 of its top dealers, all of whom were on their way to watch the Superbowl.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Amazing Audio Inc. handled the production, relying on its EV XLD rig with a main PA comprised of four hangs of five XLD boxes, with Xsubs carrying the low end and Xi boxes on delay duty.
“I love the XLD for corporate jobs,” said Jeff Jones of Amazing Audio. “They’re the perfect box in terms of size, rigging, weight and their superior natural sound quality-voices sound like voices and music sounds like music. You can’t say that about all compact line arrays. We can precisely address projects like this with hangs of four to eight XLD boxes, depending on the room and ceiling height. And, combined with our X-Line Xsubs or XLC215 subs, they really sound fabulous.
“These corporate jobs require a lot of wireless mic’s-mostly lav’s-and the XLDs produce a wonderfully natural sound for everything we put through them,” added Jones. “This show had 50-plus videos, many featuring the rock anthems for which Cadillac are renowned, so sound was at the heart of the whole event. The client remarked how seamless the show was-they were extremely pleased with the audio for every detail.”