Allentown, PA (March 8, 2017)—The Great Allentown Fair, a week-long annual event owned and operated by the non-profit Lehigh County Agricultural Society for over 150 years, has changed over time. After all, it’s safe to say that a century and a half ago, the likes of Kiss, Chris Stapleton and Meghan Trainor probably didn’t grace the stage. That’s not all that’s changed either; Duttera Sound Services, which provides production sound and lighting on the Grandstand, has kept its audio offerings up-to-date throughout the quarter-century it’s been involved with the Fair. For the most-recent edition, Duttera fielded QSC WideLine10 and WideLine 8 arrays, powered by PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers.
“We had 20 WideLine 10 Series boxes hung per side,” said Jon Roth, whose Duttera Sound Service, based in Oxford, PA, has been offering clients WideLine systems since 2006. “We had four WideLine 8s per side for out fill and four WideLine 8s as front fill. We’ve been using the WideLine 8s quite a bit lately as front fills. The WideLines, with such wide dispersion, are great for that, and were perfect for the Allentown Fair.”
Duttera Sound Services has been supplying the venue with QSC WideLine systems, WideLine 10s as the in-house audio system, for the last eight years, which means some artists have made repeat performances through the PA.
Roth says, “Chris Stapleton…this is probably the fourth show we’ve done with him on the WideLine 10 rig. He’s a very dynamic performer — we’re talking about a level swing of 15 to 20 dB. The QSC speakers handled it great, from the low volumes all the way up to the higher end, with no change in the characteristics of the PA or the overall sound.”