Barack Obama recently held a rally in Arizona where he was heard through a JBL VerTec PA provided by On Cue Systems.Phoenix, AZ (March 10, 2008)--On Cue Systems of Phoenix, AZ recently provided the sound reinforcement system for a Barack Obama presidential campaign rally at Phoenix Veterans Memorial Stadium in Arizona. The "Stand For Change" rally drew more than 13,000 supporters and included appearances by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Caroline Kennedy.
On Cue Systems deployed a JBL VerTec line array system consisting of a left/right arrangement of 12 VT4889 full-size line array elements per side, with 10 VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers per side. Additionally, On Cue Systems set up six VT4889 line array elements each for two outfill side hangs.
According to Dan Myers, system technician for On Cue Systems, the event drew larger crowds than expected. "The campaign staff was only expecting five or six thousand people to show up, so it was amazing to see twice that many in attendance," he reported.
Nevertheless, the audio system covered the crowd. "The temporary rally stage where Senator Obama spoke was situated about 30 feet out in front of the existing main stage where the PA was hung," Myers said. "However, I was able to get enough level and gain-before-feedback from the system even though the stage was so far out in front, and even during times when his supporters cheered loudly. You could still hear his words over the exuberant noise of the crowd."
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