Miami, FL (March 24, 2015)—The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series, held earlier this month in Miami, pushed athletes to the limit as they made their way through the Navy SEAL-inspired BattleFrog 15K, 5K, Mile, and TadPole Dash 400M courses. Ensuring they could hear instructions and more was a P.A. from DAS Audio.
Edwin “Haviken Hayes” Guerra is the production coordinator for BattleFrog Series Miami and director of operations for Kenote Entertainment of Hollywood, FL. Working alongside festival directors Alex Cruz and Frank Mendez, Guerra served as the DJ/MC for the Miami main stage area in addition to being responsible for coordinating all production aspects of those areas requiring amplified sound. DAS Audio Event and Action Series products were deployed at two sites.
“On the main stage, our current configuration uses two stacks of five Event 208A dual 8-inch line array cabinets over two Event 218A dual 18-inch subwoofers running through a DSP-2040A multi-channel digital signal processor,” Guerra explained. “We also use two Event M210A dual 10-inch stage monitors, which I (as the DJ) and other people scheduled to speak use during the event. At the start line, we use two Avant 215A dual 15-inch full-range loudspeakers and two Action 118A single 18-inch subwoofers plus two Action M12A stage monitors for our start line MC/Coach Pain Dewayne.”
Despite the large crowds, everyone knew what was going on due to the speakers. “You can see the audience react immediately when I make announcements about their heat’s start time. And the sound projects evenly across the entire area. The entire festival area was covered—without ever sounding harsh or fatigued. I’ve also been impressed with the equipment’s ease of use. This enables me to easily manage the rig even when skilled labor is limited or unavailable. The rigging is user friendly and flexible. With 18 races this year, we needed something that can handle the road while also having a low power draw. The Event series was the solution.”
BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series