Portland, OR (August 29, 2007)–This year’s Oregon Jamboree, held in early August, featured headliners Dierks Bentley, Trisha Yearwood and Jo Dee Messina, and as usual, local audio provider Horne Audio, Inc., (Portland) had EV line array systems onhand. However, they tried something a little different this time.
“Our client asked that we try an alternative to ground-stacked subs, to keep the low-end from overwhelming the seating areas directly in front of the stage,” says J. Peter Horne, “so we decided to fly two side-by-side arrays of six XLC215 subs per side, keeping the low-end off the ground alongside our main hangs of 12 XLC-DVX per side and side fill arrays of eight XLD281 per side.” In addition, HAI flew down-fill hangs of two XLD281 boxes under each main XLC array, and flew a delay tower array of XLC-DVX.
“The coupling effect with the sub arrays worked very well,” adds Horne, “as it gave us the low end output we needed for this deep venue without blocking the view–six-deep sub arrays meant we were well clear of the deck–or focusing too much energy on the front rows. Using this combination of compact XLC and XLD arrays allows us to provide full coverage and plenty of power handling without the clumsy footprint or crowded sightlines. We upgraded our XLC127 boxes to the new DVX woofers for this season, so now the whole EV rig is loaded with DVX woofers and delivering incredible punch and clarity for the pound. The clients–and the audience in the front rows–were extremely happy with the results!”