New York (June 3, 2008)–Christian organization Dare 2 Share has been sponsoring the Survive tour–a nine-city tour of two-day youth conferences. A stop at St. Louis’ Scottstrade Center, drew a crowd of 9,000 high school students, all of whom heard the event through the tour’s audio system, supplied by Castle Rock, CO-based Legacy Sound Productions.
Legacy’s owner, Jesse Ralph, remarked, “Dare 2 Share’s program is very diverse and we needed to assemble a system that was adept at a number of very different applications.” To address those conditions, Ralph assembled a system consisting of D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A and 28A line array elements, Aero 182A 2K subwoofers, Compact 115 enclosures, and SML-12A stage monitors.
At the Scottstrade Center, Ralph flew 10 Aero 38As at stage left and right, coupled with 8 Aero 28As, which served as front fills, and Aero 182A subwoofers, ground stacked five enclosures per side, along with Compact 115s used for side fills. Additionally, Legacy Sound deployed a pair of SML-12A stage monitors for the performers and the manufacturer’s DSP-26 loudspeaker system management processor for control and processing of the system.
Legacy Sound is a one-truck operation, so all equipment has to fit into a single vehicle. “With the Aero systems,” notes Ralph, “I’m able to eliminate a bunch of amp racks and processing equipment, because that’s all built onto the back of the enclosure. Further, the Aero’s rigging hardware is right there on the box, so there’s no need for a rigging case. Two guys can put this system up in fifteen minutes and break it down in ten. For a small company like ours, that’s a big plus.”
Reflecting on the performance of his system for the Dare 2 Share tour, Ralph said, “It’s been a great tour. All of the bands made very positive comments about the loudspeaker system. The students and organizers, alike, were extremely happy with the SPL and the clarity of the boxes. They were very impressed.”
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