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Active Blue invests in dBTechnologies’ VIO system

The purchase included 20 VIO L212, 20 S218 SUB, and 20 L208 modules

Handover of the VIO system to Active Blue – from left to right: Frank Kasten, Harald von Falkenstein – both dBTechnologies Germany, Andreas Beer – Managing Director Active Blue

Active Blue, a German-based service provider for lighting, sound and event technology, recently acquired several components of the dBTechnologies’ VIO system.

The Bremen-based company is using equipment from the Italian PA manufacturer for the first time. The purchase included 20 VIO L212, 20 S218 SUB, and 20 L208 modules.

Active Blue, which has been established for 30 years, is increasingly active with corporate events and conferences, concerts, parties or cultural events.

After extensive market research, they decided to take a closer look at the VIO system at the dBTechnologies stand during Prolight + Sound trade show.

“The discussions with the dBTechnologies team and the information we could gather at the show were compelling,” said Andreas Beer, managing director of Active Blue. “dBTechnologies has done a tremendous job here and offers a wide range of features that are not available from competitors. The rigging and handling of the system are very simple, the networking of all modules with each other is smooth, the automatic recognition of the elements present in the system and of course the integrated RDNet are further, very useful features.”

The new components have already used for several events, including the 850th-anniversary city festival of Melle, the “Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival” and further open-air events in Berlin.

According to Beer, the response to the new system was extremely positive. The mixers of the bands and technicians on-site were enthusiastic about the sound, the easy handling, and the user-friendliness.

The VIO L212 is dBTechnologies’ full-size line array for large sound reinforcement applications. VIO L212 is a fully active three-way system that offers enormous performance with 142 dB maximum SPL. The components of the VIO L212, L210 and L208, and the S218 and S318 are tuned to each other in terms of sound, design, and optics. The RDNet connection integrated with the speakers and the Aurora Net control software means the VIO system is easy and precise to set up in live situations.

As a Bremen-based company, Active Blue is already looking forward to Bremen’s Freimarkt, the largest funfair in the north of Germany. From 18 October to 4 November, the new VIO system will be used there for two weeks in the music hall.