Glenview, IL (April 20, 2006)–Gand Concert Sound has taken delivery of new Yamaha PM5D RH and M7CL digital mixing consoles and 16 Nexo Geo S loudspeakers, as well as additional Geo T tangent array loudspeakers, CD18 subwoofers and PS15 stage monitor wedges.
The largest column of Nexo Geo T loudspeakers to date, flown by Gand Concert Sound for an international corporate show at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta.”After extensive research and testing of the numerous digital consoles on the market, our concert sound team settled on the Yamaha models due to overall sonic quality as well as ‘industry standard’ status,” explained Gary Gand, president of the Glenview, IL-based sound company, which is celebrating more than 30 years in business.
One of the earliest U.S. sound companies to invest in Nexo Geo T technology, Gand Concert Sound deployed the first arena-scale Geo T-based sound reinforcement system at the Georgia Dome (in Atlanta) in 2003 for a Christian group event/conference.
“This recent expansion of our Nexo inventory comes as a direct result of demand from our top clients,” noted Tim Swam, vice president of Gand Concert Sound. Earlier this year, Gand Concert Sound was invited to provide an even larger Geo T system at the Georgia Dome for an international corporate show featuring Elton John. The system, designed by Chris Beale, now of CBA U.K., was headlined by a left-center-right configuration, including a center array made up of 27 loudspeakers, the largest Geo T column flown to date in the U.S.
“We put that center column up with only two motors, and the whole rig weighed less than 3,000 pounds,” Gand said. “Coverage from the front rows to the top ‘nose-bleed’ seats shared equal clarity.”
Recent Gand Concert Sound clients also include Jessica Simpson, Nike, Herbalife, Cheap Trick, the BoDeans, Nickel Creek, Van Morrison, and Black-Eyed Peas.
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Yamaha Corporation of America – Commercial Audio