Reno, NV (April 17, 2006)–Starsound Audio, based in Reno, Nevada, is a regional production company that purchased its first Y-Axis rig a year ago, after it installed an Adamson SpekTrix system at the Silver Legacy Casino, a venue that hosts acts from the Beach Boys to Ted Nugent, to the Reno Philharmonic.
With Starsound’s owner/head sound engineer Scott Bergstrom and systems engineer Bob Harper shuffling between various venues, the company still found time recently to try out Adamson’s newest product, the T-21 Sub.
That opportunity came with UB40’s recent appearance at the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada in front of 2000 fans playing reggae classics like “Red, Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” With 48 UK singles, UB40, who played at Live8 in London’s Hyde Park along side acts such as U2 and Pink Floyd, have been equally dedicated to ending world hunger as they have been to their music in their expansive 25 year career.
“What a great genre and band to explore the range and dynamics of this system Bergstrom noted. Their FOH engineer Tom Wiggings’ mix was heard through a main array of 16 Adamson Y-10s flown per side, augmented by eight Adamson SpekTrix and four SpekTrix Subs as side and front fills. Only four T-21 subs, which were placed in front of the stage, were used to punch in the low end for the entire venue.
“We knew the vocals and percussion would be pristine through the 32 Y-10s, but the T-21s were just special. The low B from the five string bass was so good, but the even lower synthesized notes were absolutely breathtaking…literally.” Bergstrom stated, as Harper added: “I never thought that that large of a transducer (ND-21) could have that tight of a sound. I was able feel it throughout the venue and the frequency response was amazing.”
Adamson Systems Engineering,