Wanna Play? Stage Rocks NAMM

At the recent NAMM Show, the Wanna Play? Stage used Ashly amplifiers and Community loudspeakers to bring dozens of bands to the masses.
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Ashly Amps and Community Loudspeakers handled the audio for Israel Houghton and New Breed at the Wanna Play? Stage NAMM 2012.
Anaheim, CA (February 1, 2012)—At the recent NAMM Show, the Wanna Play? Stage used Ashly amplifiers and Community loudspeakers to bring dozens of bands to the masses.

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Michael Bell of Bell Event Services handled production at the stage, which featured an collection of handpicked, up-and-coming artists. The stage takes its name from NAMM's "Wanna Play?" campaign, which encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to take up a musical instrument and perform. Ashly's KLR-4000 amplifiers powered Community loudspeakers and subwoofers at the stage; last year, the "Wanna Play?" stage used a similar configuration that reportedly set off alarms in the parking lot next door.

The Ashly KLR Series amplifiers are dual channel, and each of the 19 KLR-4000s used at the "Wanna Play?" stage delivered 2,000 watts per channel into a two-ohm load.

The "Wanna Play?" stage was located just outside the convention center area, adjacent to the arena fountain. The Community boxes onhand included four Solutions SLS960 bi-amped all horn-loaded array cabinets, four iBOX i215S double-15-inch bass cabinets, eight VLF218 double-18-inch subwoofers, iBOX i2W8's for front fill, and six channels of M12 stage monitors.

This year was the largest NAMM show in its 110-year history. Registered attendees numbered over 95,000, a 6 percent increase over last year. International registration was up 15 percent.

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