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Adamson speakers provide ‘seamless transition’ for Bryan Adams’ UK gigs

Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is the latest act to hit the road with Adamson E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers.

The singer’s Get Up tour stopped off in Exeter, Worcester, Carlisle and Inverness using the Adamson set-up in outdoor venues including a castle and a rugby stadium.

Production manager Mike Kerr designed a sound reinforcement system for the final four nights of Adams’ UK leg of the world tour, working with sound engineers Aidan Thomson, Douglas Martin, and Graeme Brown from Adamson’s UK partner The Warehouse Sound Services. Promoter LCC Live also pitched in to help create the best system for Adams.

Thomson said: “We had great comments about the system, and in particular, how well the E119 subs performed. They blew everyone away given we only deployed 16 of these in total.”

The large outdoor shows utilised left-right hangs of nine E15 line array enclosures per side with four S10 under hangs per side. Sixteen S10s were used on delay towers or as side hangs – depending on the venue – together with 16 E119 subs, all powered with Lab Gruppen 20K44 amplifiers.

“Last summer we did a series of similar shows using another brand of loudspeaker system that Bryan Adams would normally use,” continued Thomson. “We decided to pitch the idea of using Adamson as we felt it would give better results due to its flexible scalability, cutting down rig times.

“One great advantage with these systems is that they use the same HF drivers, which are aligned when the S10 loudspeakers are flown beneath the E15s – giving a seamless transition between systems,” he added.