Philadelphia (August 12, 2008)--A demo system of Turbosound’s new Flex Array line array has been touring the East Coast, showing what it’s made of; one of the highest profile stops was a gig in Philadelphia as Average White Band played for a massive crowd.
Rental company Bauder Audio fielded the system that day, giving Bauder's Rob Stemple ample opportunity to hear Flex Array in a real life situation. "They told me to expect 1,500 to 2,000 people" says Brad Stephens of Turbosound’s U.S. distributor, American Music & Sound. "and we had 5,000 show up!”
The set-up that day found the Flex Array arranged with a dozen TFA-600H mid-high boxes (and 16 Aspect TA-890L double 15" lows) rocking the house, reportedly with headroom to spare.
"Brian at Bauder told me they usually fly nine per side of Aspect TA-890H at this venue and they were blown away with the output of those six little boxes hanging up there on the one, easy motor point,” said Stephens.
Stemple chimed in, adding,"What a great sounding little box. The amount of sound that is projected out of such a small package is amazing! Everyone on our crew was quite stunned by the sound. The fact that they sound just like the TA-890s, and that they were as wide as a three wide TA-890 rig was impressive."
Owner Rick Bauder noted, "The name implies part of the advantage; when you arrive on site with Flex Array, you can size up the conditions and use the same cabinets as either a line array or point source system without owning two completely different systems. The acoustic output of these boxes versus their small size makes jumping to a larger format speaker not as necessary."
American Music & Sound