A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

BC Winter Games a Winner with Electro-Voice

bc_winter_games_05_.jpgPB Pro-Audio & Lighting recently deployed their Electro-Voice XLD281 super-compact line array system for the 2008 British Columbia Winter Games. Held at the end of February in the Rocky Mountain cities of Kimberly and Cranbrook, BC, PB’s streamlined, high-performance PA handled sound for the opening ceremony, awards, and live performances held in the Cranbrook Recreation Complex, the main venue for the games.

“The XLD delivers remarkable performance for its size,? says Ben Blomander, owner, PB Pro-Audio & Lighting, “balancing sonic intelligibility and precise coverage with plenty of power handling when needed.

“For the opening ceremony, about 3000 kids came out onto the ice, past the main stage area,? Blomander adds, “effectively doubling the size of the space we needed to cover; we needed to cover the ice and the first tier seating area as well as the main seating sections. These two six box arrays combined tight, close proximity coverage with a very long throw; it delivered warm, clear sound to every person in the room.?

Blomander used EV’s LAPS (Line Array Prediction Software) to angle and aim the XLD arrays, as well as determine output levels and control: “We configured the system for separate volume control between the top three and bottom three boxes in each array. The combination of easy to use software and inherently good-sounding boxes meant the rig was streamlined in terms of setup as well as size—it takes minimal effort to make them sound superb, even in typically challenging stadium spaces like this. The 8-inch woofers and HF driver work together seamlessly—so smooth and warm.?

The stage area was used for various performances and presentations. Dignitaries in attendance included the premier of British Columbia, the local MLA, and representatives from the Olympic Games. “As expected, the XLD provided EV’s signature warm, clear vocal sound for these distinguished speakers,? Blomander adds, “yet it was equally at ease at higher SPLs for live music, and choirs. The premier and his staff told us they were very impressed with the audio quality and the onstage sound with the truss-mounted Xi-1082 monitors. This configuration kept the stage clear for the dance groups without compromising onstage sound quality; again, it was all nicely streamlined without cutting corners on the details. It all worked out perfectly.?

Equipment list (selected):
12x EV XLD281 very compact line array elements
6x EV Xsub
2x EV Xi-1082 truss-flow stage monitors
2x Dx38 processing
2x Klark Teknik Square One EQ
1x Midas Verona TP48 mixing console

PHOTOS

www.pbproaudio.com

WWW.ELECTROVOICE.COM

Bexel Supports a New Season of the Best in Reality TV
The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories Make Cornerstone Donations to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
Primestream Products on Display at CAPER 2014:
Wohler Products at CCW 2014
Easy Access Distribution’s 15th Annual Emerging Technologies & Home Awareness Expo Draws 185 Integrators
Christie Interactive Visual Solutions Light Up Smartweek 2014
Christie’s Revenue-Generating Experiential Digital Signage Delights ShowEast Attendees
Yamaha Presentation Room Set for Parsons Audio Expo
DANLEY DOES DOUBLE DUTY FOR RICHWOODS CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND SATELLITE LOCATION
BenQ Now Shipping RP551+ Interactive Multitouch Panel

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

April 2008
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication