Sanya, China (April 19, 2018)—Some human experiences are just universal, whether it’s stopping to appreciate a gorgeous sunset, breaking bread in the company of family and friends, or going crazy when the beat drops at a massive EDM festival with 60,000 other revelers.
Helping prove the latter in March, genre titans Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Afrojack, Hardwell, R3hab and others descended upon Haitang Bay Beach in Sanya for China’s ISY Music Festival, where they kept the music rolling and the feet moving with help from an Adamson PA for the masses and an S-Series monitor solution in the DJ booth.
The house system included main hangs of 21 Adamson E15 three-way, true line source enclosures per side, with an additional nine per side for side fills. No delays were required for the main audience area, though arrays of four Adamson S10 compact two-way, full range cabinets covered the VIP sections.
Support engineer Kaiji Liu of Adamson’s Chinese distributor, Real Music, noted, “The original shoot in Blueprint AV was done for 120 meters and we still didn’t require any delays; this system just always seems to have headroom to spare.”
As for the sub deployment, arrays of nine E219s were flown behind the mains with an additional 18 E219s per side groundstacked in six clusters of three and 12 T21s stacked in six pairs. “Adamson’s E-Series is my favorite audio system. It meets all of our requirements in terms of volume, clarity, and impact,” says Stephan Themps, FOH engineer for Martin Garrix.
Adamson also provided the reference mix for the performers, with the DJ booth monitor solution comprised of four S10s atop 2 S119 subwoofers per side giving the performers exactly what they wanted.
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