Hayward, CA (June 3, 2004)–Sound On Stage (SOS) of Hayward, CA, has been following Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger around the state for almost a year now, providing PA systems for his various speaking engagements. Each time, the company has supplied a dozen L-Acoustics dV-Dosc loudspeakers and two SB218 subs.
“We’ve had two audio engineers and a truck following the governor around the state since about six weeks before his election,” said George Edwards, Sound On Stage general manager. “They’ve provided sound reinforcement for everything from his inauguration party to countless public appearances, including a recent stop at Boeing in Long Beach.”
Boeing’s Hangar 3 presented several challenges, however. “The governor chose Boeing’s factory as the site for signing a workers compensation reform bill (SB 899) in front of nearly 3000 union employees,” said Edwards. “The manufacturer wanted to use a bright yellow C-17 cargo transport plane as the backdrop for the event, so it was imperative that our system be as unobtrusive as possible and not block the view. The low profile of the dV-DOSCs made them ideal.
“The other issue was that this hangar was 1,000 feet wide by over a mile and a half long, so it was a tricky acoustical environment. The campaign guys recommended that we do three rows of proprietary delays. We suggested that delays would muddy up the sound and that it would be better to do a stereo array with dV-Doscs on the front left and right and just add a few front-fills. They agreed to it but were more than a little nervous. So the first thing they did when they arrived was run a CD through the system set to warp nine. They couldn’t believe it; they were totally knocked out. They had never heard anything like it before in their lives, especially in an airplane hangar. It was quite impressive and our employees called us to say how glad they were to be using dV-Dosc.”