Las Vegas, NV (May 26, 2016)—More than 17 million people visit the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas every year, and the big draw is the famed, four-block-long Viva Vision LED display canopy. Currently in the middle of a massive upgrade project—the area’s first since 2004—the site recently awarded loudspeaker manufacturer RCF the contract to provide sound reinforcement for the upgrade and expansion of the Viva Vision canopy.
A total of 50 clusters—350 total speakers—will be used in the installation. Each cluster is comprised of six HDL20-A dual 10-inch two-way active line array modules with one SUB8005-AS active 21-inch subwoofer that are custom mounted on a steel frame and flown below the canopy.
The RCF Engineering team in Reggio-Emilia, Italy worked with the Fremont Street Experience crew to design the custom configuration, using an existing frame from a previous system, incorporating the six HDL20-A in an arc mounted between two flybars, with the SUB8005-AS subwoofer mounted on top of the frame.
In addition, all three live performance stages on Fremont Street are using RCF. The main entertainment stage is configured with 20 HDL50-A dual 12-inch three-way active line array modules along with 10 SUB9007-AS dual 21-inch active subwoofers and eight TT25-CXA monitors for the musicians.
The second stage has 16 HDL20-A modules, eight SUB8006-AS dual 18-inch subwoofers and five TT25-CXA monitors. The third stage features eight HDL20-A modules with four HDL18-AS 18-inch active subwoofers flown plus three TTS36-A active dual 18-inch subwoofers on the ground.