Tallahassee, FL – January 2014… Whether it’s a special celebration event, a night filled with a DJ’s pulsating sounds, performances by local or regional acts, or just a great place to enjoy one another’s company with some good eatin’, the Coliseum Tallahassee is the place to be when in Florida’s capital city. Based upon a positive experience with their previous D.A.S. Audio sound reinforcement (SR) system, the Coliseum Tallahassee elected to keep the sound in the D.A.S. family when it came time to upgrade to a larger setup. These days, the popular night spot is the proud owner of a system based upon D.A.S. Audio’s flagship line array system: the Aero 40A.
Tallahassee, FL-based Ultimate Sound and Light, a design / build firm providing a variety of services including live sound reinforcement, equipment sales and rentals, staging, and installations, was contracted to design and deploy the Coliseum’s new SR system. Pete Barbaree, the person responsible for the D.A.S. Audio system’s sale, design, and installation, elected to deploy a setup that included D.A.S. Aero 40A powered, 3-way line array elements and D.A.S. LX-218A powered subwoofers plus a D.A.S.net I/O panel for system management. Further, D.A.S. Audio Avant 118A powered horn-bass enclosures and Aero 12A 2-way, powered line array enclosures provide monitoring facilities. He discussed the nature of the project.
“The club’s previous sound system setup was based on D.A.S. Aero 12A line arrays, which they outgrew,” Barbaree explained. “They required a setup with greater output capability and wanted similar, if not better, audio quality, which they had come to appreciate with their D.A.S. equipment. After hearing a demo of the Aero 40A line arrays in their space, they opted to stay within the D.A.S. Aero Series 2 family of products.”
“The main space inside the Coliseum is roughly 8,000 square feet,” Barbaree reports. “The area measures 80 feet wide by 100 feet deep. Both the stage and the DJ booth are located at the rear of the room—facing the main entrance. The new setup involves twelve D.A.S. Aero 40A line array modules—six each for the left and right hangs. There are ten LX-218A subwoofers that are positioned in five stacks of two enclosures each. These enclosures are recessed underneath and evenly distributed across the front center of the stage area. For monitoring, there are two Avant 118A enclosures along with six Aero 12A line array modules.”
With a variety of high profile entertainment acts coming through the Coliseum, quality customer and technical support services were deemed essential for any equipment supplier. Here too, Barbaree reports D.A.S. Audio has been first rate. “Since day one,” he said, “D.A.S. has provided excellent support via their well trained and personable staff—not to mention their rock-solid product line that sells itself. Carlos Henao, the U.S. Accounts Manager who served as our contact on this project, has always been there for us, ready to help.”
Now that the new D.A.S. sound system at the Coliseum Tallahassee is up and running, Barbaree says things couldn’t be going any better, “The Aero 40A line array was the perfect solution for this venue, which packs in patrons to its capacity night after night for hard hitting concerts. The system has been running for normal club operation since August and has powered approximately twenty national acts since that time without breaking a sweat. With the upgrade, we have eliminated the need for any artist, no matter how large, to fly their touring PA systems. The venue management is very pleased, as are the acts that have performed with the system. I believe it’s been a really positive experience for everyone involved.”
To learn more about the Coliseum Tallahassee, visit them online at https://www.facebook.com/ColiseumTallahassee. For additional information about Ultimate Sound and Light, go to their website at www.ultimatesoundandlight.com.
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.