Adamson Metrix System.East Rutherford, NJ (October 22, 2007)–Masque Sound has taken possession of its first Adamson rig. The newly released ultra compact true line source series titled Metrix was first demoed to sound consultant and designer Duncan Edwards earlier this year, while still in its prototype stages, who has picked the system to go out on a national tour of a Disney musical that can’t be named but which is very popular with the high school set.
Duncan was fairly familiar with Adamson’s products, having previously worked with the Y-Axis and SpekTrix Series at the South East Christian Church installation. This time around, Edwards was looking for a compact line array, and knew that he liked the sound of the SpekTrix system. Concurrently Brock Adamson had been working on the Ultra Compact Line Array Series, with akin design to the SpekTrix Series, and suggested Duncan to fly up to Canada to hear the prototypes. Impressed with the power and clarity of this little box; Edwards recommended Masque Sound to buy the system, in order to get it on the National Tour.
During pre-production, two custom towers were specifically built by PRG Scenic for the main L and R systems, using three story blocks with the top and bottom sections holding 8 stacked 5 degree Metrix enclosures, with the middle section containing three SpekTrix subs, as the Metrix Sub was still in its infancy stage of development. In addition to the towers, a flown center cluster of single Spektrix enclosure with 5 SpekTrix waves was used, and another 4 SpekTrix Wave boxes were employed as lip fills on the stage.
The Metrix Series speakers were fine tuned with the aid of Sim3 and WinMLS measurement systems. Duncan worked closely with Adamson Tour Support and assistant product developer Ben Cabot setting initial system parameters in the XTA DP226’s and global system settings with the Galileo 616 loudspeaker management system.
A final version of the Metrix Series was presented at AES in New York in October, and its Subwoofer extension, a double 15” convertible Cardioid Neo-Kevlar Sub received the Pro Audio Review PAR Excellence nod.
Adamson Systems Engineering