Bückeburg, Germany (December 9, 2016)—New festivals seem to pop up every day in the U.S. but in Europe, which adopted festival culture earlier than North America, most of the fests have been around a while at this point. That fact only made the recent debut of Rock im Bergbad in Bückeburg in Lower Saxony, Germany all the more exciting. Auditiv GmbH, based in Kassel, provided an Alcons LR18 pro-ribbon line array for the event.
The line-up of the festival consisted of former Genesis frontman Ray Wilson, The Lords, Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts and the local hardrock hero, Jabba's Cortex.
Auditiv GmbH fielded a setup of nine Alcons LR18s per side along with two Alcons RR12s as near-fills. The bass line was formed by six Alcons cardioid BC543 (3 x 18" each). Seven Sentinel S10s powered and controlled the system.
Timo Osterberg, onsite crew chief and FOH engineer for Jabba's Cortex and Sweety Glitter, remarked afterwards, “What can I say? Headroom, headroom, headroom—that's what you immediately notice. The stereo image was fantastic, stereo effects extremely precise to locate. The low-mids of the LR18 are so convincing that I do not know when and if I've ever heard such a detail. The bass was very clean and tight. Even in very low frequencies, I could not detect any conspicuous resonances. "
Mathias G. Walter, associate of the organizer NORDHARRL-Concerts, remarked afterwards, “The entire concert was an absolute listening pleasure due to the high-end technology of Alcons Audio, which even enthusiastically inspired HiFi freaks. We are already looking forward to our next event, preferably with the same technology and the same team. "
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