Coral Gables, FL (May 17, 2013)—Powersoft amplifiers and production company Sound Media powered the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, broadcast live on Telemundo on April 25.
The red carpet arrival show, "La Alfombra de los Premios Billboard Presentado por State Farm," included live performances by Puerto Rican duo Dyland & Lenny as well as PeeWee, the "Latin sweetheart," on a stage set up outside the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, where the televised awards ceremony was held. Sound Media flew four JBL VerTec VRX932LA two-way line array speakers per side on the stage and also supplied four of its proprietary Megaforce Technologies Xtreme (XS-218) subs, ground-stacked two per side. Powersoft K10 and K2 amplifiers fitted with optional KDSP and KAESOP cards powered the stage PA system.
Sound Media, which has provided sound reinforcement, lighting and AV services in Florida and the Caribbean for the past 15 years, originally purchased nine K10 and eight K2 amplifiers in 2011. Sound Media's 17 Powersoft amps are fitted with optional KDSP and KAESOP cards, enabling control, management and monitoring of the networked system via Powersoft's ArmonÌa Pro Audio Suite software. "We've noticed that it has very high quality processing capabilities compared to several other amps in this category. We've definitely seen and heard a difference," reports Lennox Foster, president of Sound Media. "The beauty of it is that you just hook up ArmonÌa, deploy the network to all the amplifiers and load the presets. ArmonÌa works flawlessly for us."
The awards broadcast featured performances by Don Omar, the big winner on the night with ten awards, as well as Man·, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Romeo Santos, Juan Luis Guerra and others.