Duarte, CA (April 11, 2007)–Pro Stage Productions, based in Duarte, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles), recently purchased a new D.A.S. Aero PA. A full service production company, providing staging, sound, lighting, and video production, ProStage handles live events such as concerts and corporate industrials, and its clients include BET, Fox Sports Net West, the Los Angeles Kings, and Staples Center arena.
Pro Stage Productions’ Bill Humphrey, Adrian Morales (company president), and Daniel Montoya (from left to right). The new D.A.S. rig includes 4 Aero 218A powered subwoofers, 4 CA-215A monoamplified arrayable subwoofers, a dozen CA-28A self- powered, bi-amplified, two-way compact line array modules, and a DSP-26 loudspeaker management processor. Adrian Morales, president of Pro Stage Productions, reports the purchase was based on a number of factors, including considerable experience with the products, “Prior to this purchase, we were renting D.A.S. Audio equipment for roughly a year, so we’ve had considerable experience with the equipment. During this period, we were very impressed with the system’s performance.”
An equally important factor in their purchase decision stems from the requests of their clients. “Many of our customers are now requesting line array systems,” continued Morales, “and we also found that more and more of these clients are specifying D.A.S. equipment on their riders, so this made our purchase decision considerably easier. Many of our clients are from Latin America-where D.A.S. Audio is already a well known, very established brand. By being able to support these clients with the equipment they prefer, it opens the door to considerably more opportunity for us. In the relatively short time that we’ve had our new system, our D.A.S. equipment has already been good for business.”
Morales reports that his experience with a self-powered SR system has dramatically changed his thinking and his approach to touring sound systems. “Until the purchase of our D.A.S. system, I was never an advocate for self-powered systems,” said Morales. “Now, however, the D.A.S. gear has completely changed my view. The fact that we no longer have to haul power amplifiers around is a big deal. In fact, on the last show we did, if we would have had to haul around a bunch of amps, we wouldn’t have gotten all the gear into the truck we were using.”
“Secondly, we no longer have to match the right amps with our loudspeakers,” said Morales, “the D.A.S. equipment takes care of this for us. We also use less cable, and the time it takes to erect and break the system down is reduced considerably. Like any business these days, time is an important factor. If you’re moving in on a tight schedule, a self-powered system is a huge timesaver.”
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