Milwaukee, WI (December 10, 2009)–Clearwing Productions, Inc. recently used its K-Array flat-panel array system for a series of regional conferences hosted by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
For the six-week NACA tour, Clearwing Productions fielded a K-Array system comprising four KH4 self-powered mid-high line arrays, eight KS4 self-powered low-frequency speakers and four Ko70 Overbass Series self-powered dual 21-inch subwoofers. A pair of KH15 self-powered two-way line array speakers provided front fill.
The flat panel KH4 and KS4 line array elements measuring just a fraction over six inches deep. “We’re hanging it off our lighting truss so that makes setup even faster,” says Clearwing Productions engineer Bill Price. “It’s really small which works well, because we’re in a corporate setting. So looks-wise it’s not a big, clunky line array.”
The NACA, established in 1960, is a non-profit organization that allows representatives from college and university campuses throughout the United States to preview and book talent for the coming year. Each regional NACA conference features talent showcases by musical acts, comedians and other entertainers over a three-day period. This year, the regional conference schedule started on October 1st at Winston-Salem, North Carolina (South) and progressed through Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Mid-Atlantic); Arlington, Texas (Central); Covington, Kentucky (Mid-America); Portland, Oregon (West); Hartford, Connecticut (Northeast); and St. Paul, Minnesota (Northern Plains).
Over the course of each regional conference the K-Array system has had to cope with a broad variety of entertainment showcases. Price continues, “It’s fifty different acts in a weekend–bands, singer-songwriters, comedians, it runs the gamut.” Despite the relatively compact physical dimensions of the K-Array rig, it has had no problem coping with even the loudest acts. “The K-Array system is amazing. It has kept up with all the bands and has performed exactly to specifications. Now that is something!”