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EV SOUND FOR BLUESFEST IN OTTAWA

With headliners including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the White Stripes and Kanye West, Ottawa‘s annual Bluesfest was bigger than ever this year, attracting a record-breaking 300,000 fans over its 10 days in July.

Wall Sound, Inc. deployed Electro-Voice XLC and Dynacord Cobra line arrays for the festival‘s two main stages, delivering audio to 25 to 30,000-strong audiences every night. “Both these systems deliver impressive performance and coverage for their relatively compact size,” says Matt Lamarche, General Manager, Wall Sound. “Our upgraded XLC-DVX rig made its festival debut this year; the new DVX woofers offer noticeably more headroom in the low and mid-range, and sounded great running with EV‘s XLC factory presets. After adjusting the time alignment for the XLC delay towers, I simply made a couple of minor EQ adjustments and was pretty much ready to go. A wide range of acts played these stages over the course of the festival and both XLC and Cobra worked great, show after show.”

Cisco Bluesfest mbna Main Stage:

16x XLC-DVX per side
8x XLC118 subs flown per side
9x Xsub(F) per side
8x XLC-DVX per side (for two delay towers 300ft back in field)
P3000RL amplifiers running IRIS-Net
Dynacord Cobra-4 & PWH subs (side fills)

Cisco Bluesfest Rogers Main Stage:

10x Dynacord Cobra-4 per side (4x TOP, 6x FAR)
16x Dynacord PWH Subs (per side)
Power and processing via dedicated Dynacord Cobra drive rack (DSP-244 controller, L-2400 amps)
Dynacord Cobra-4 & PWH subs (side fills)

www.wallsound-lighting.com

www.ottawa-bluesfest.ca

LINK TO PHOTOS

www.electrovoice.com

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