RCF HDL 20-A line arrays reinforced many bands, including Korn (pictured) at the Broken Spoke during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Edison, NJ (October 17, 2013)—For the past seven years, Great Bend, KS-based Parr Sound & Light has provided the sound reinforcement for two campgrounds at the annual 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. This year, Gary Parr, owner of Parr Sound & Lighting, added 26 RCF HDL 20-A line arrays to his inventory and quickly put them to use for the rally in both venues.
"We've run a lot of gear over the years and I would compare the HDL 20-A against any of the mid-sized boxes I have ever used," Parr said. "The horsepower, lack of power consumption, the definition and the SPL they produce is phenomenal. “
The Glencoe Campground and Resort Pavilion is an enclosed bar/restaurant that seats 3,000. Parr hung left-right arrays, each consisting of 6 HDL 20-A modules, off of a load-bearing roof support using half-ton motors. He ground stacked double 18-inch subs below for added low end.
"That is another nice thing about the box," he adds. "You don't need a big motor to hang them and you don't need a lot of people to get it done. I've hung eight per side and have been able to get all 16 boxes in the air, flown and patched, in less than an hour by myself."
Parr also used two HDL 20-A stacked on top of double 18-inch subs on each side of the stage for side fill. Another pair of HDL 20-As were used for front fill.
The Broken Spoke Saloon at the Broken Spoke Campground Resort is the other venue in town that benefits from Parr Sound & Lighting sound reinforcement. The 30,000-square-foot Saloon is a two-story building that accommodates 4,000 people. The stage is on the first floor, the second floor is a wrap around balcony that covers three sides of the building.
In this venue, two RCF HDL 20-A line arrays were hung using half-ton motors from steel ceiling girders.
"They covered the room and had plenty of headroom to spare," Parr says. "We had some serious rock-n-roll bands including Korn, Saliva, The Black Crowes and Queens of the Stone Age performing, and they sounded amazing.”