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George Thorogood extends 40th Anniversary Tour through Summer using RCF HDL20-A Line Array System

(Edison, New Jersey) George Thorogood has announced the extension of his 40th Anniversary tour through the end of July.
As a house system Thorogood is touring with, he has chosen the RCF HDL20-A line arrays coupled with RCF SUB-8006AS subwoofers. RCF has entered into a strategic alliance with Hendersonville, Tennessee-based tour audio provided 242 Concepts on the 2014 George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th Anniversary Tour
For the tour, 242 Concepts is taking 24 HDL20-A along with 12 SUB-8006AS subwoofers for use dependent on size of venue. The RCF HDL20-A is a 1,400-watt two-way line array cabinet with two 10” low frequency/mid frequency transducers coupled with a 3” high frequency compression driver capable of achieving 135 dB max SPL. The SUB-8006AS is a 5,000-watt dual 18” subwoofer able to achieve 141 dB max SPL.
As they have been on the road since February, 242 Concepts has been utlizing the system extensively. They have been amazed at the performance.
On the first leg of the tour, “The system has performed flawlessly,” notes Production Manager/FOH Engineer Jeff Pitt comments. “It is super easy to rig, and the aiming software has been an excellent tool for preparing the system for implementation into the wide array of venues we encounter. We chose the HDL products due to the plug and play nature of the design. We’ve been able to hang more boxes than in previous tours due lightweight design of the box. The system has fit quite nicely into the truck pack taking up a mere 12’ of truck space.”
242 Concepts Engineer Brian Belcher concurs, “there is so much headroom in these boxes, we’ve never clipped in any way,” he says. “That’s refreshing.” Belcher goes on to provide power usage readings demonstrating that a 24 box HDL20-A rig with 12 SUB8006-AS subwoofers drawing less than 13 amps total. “I don’t think anyone else out there can say they can do that!”
And regarding the SUB8006-AS, Belcher comments, “there’s something special about these subwoofers. They are musically amazing, reproducing 30 Hz without really trying. They add so much to our bass guitar. Wow!”
RCF is excited to be part of the 40th Anniversary Tour. “We all grew up appreciating the music of George Thorogood,” says RCF USA Director of Sales John Krupa, “and we at RCF wanted to be part of this historic 40th anniversary tour.”
For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum), they would storm the charts over their illustrious career with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter to Thorogood. The tour coincides with the release of the George Thorogood & The Destroyers ICON album and the Eagle Rock Entertainment live DVD Live At Montreux.
Ultimately, the 40 Years Strong Tour is 50% celebration, 50% declaration and 100% Thorogood throwdown. But after four decades as one of the most consistent – and consistently unique – careers in rock, can a guitar-slinger still at the top of his game choose a moment that sums it all up? “Stan Musial was once asked, ‘What was the greatest day of your career?’ And Stan said ‘Every day when I walk onto the field is the greatest day.’ I feel the same way,” George says. “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. 40 years into this, and every night, that’s still the only moment that matters.”
For George Thorogood & The Destroyers – and for rock & roll – it doesn’t get stronger than that. And their choice to make it happen – RCF. Tour dates and information are available at www.georgethorogood.com .

6/19/14 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
6/20-21/14 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
6/22/14 Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
6/25/14 Albany, NY – Empire Place
6/26/14 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
6/27/14 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Rocks the Harbor – Erie Canal Harbor Wharf
6/28/14 Rochester, NY – International Jazz Festival
6/29/14 Augusta, NJ – Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
7/1/14 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
7/3/14 Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino
7/4/14 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
7/5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/6/14 Naperville, IL – Ribfest
7/9/14 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
7/10/14 Toledo, OH – Hollywood Casino Summer Series
7/11/14 Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair
7/12/14 Michigan City, IN – Harrah’s Blue Chip Casino
7/18/14 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
7/19/14 Walker, MN – Moondance Ranch Jam Festival
7/20/14 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
7/22/14 Janesville, WI – Rock County Fair

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Toledo’s Hollywood Casino chooses RCF/dB Technologies system for Summer Nights Concert Series

(Edison, New Jersey) This is the second year for The Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio Spotlight Summer Nights series of concerts in an open-air amphitheater setting on the banks of the Ohio River. Scheduled headliners for the series include Smokey Robinson, .38 Special, Night Ranger, Travis Tritt, Wilson Phillips, George Thorogood, Pat Benatar, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Chevelle and Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen.
Amphitheater may not be quite the right description as the grounds are a re-purposed parking lot with temporary staging and seating, and an interstate running behind it, calling for an increased need for proper sound control and reproduction.
Their choice for sound reinforcement – RCF line arrays with dB Technologies subwoofers and monitors. This is a joint venture between the casino and Toledo-based Great Lakes Sound, Inc. The system is comprised of 8 RCF TTL33-A active three-way cabinets flown per side along with 8 dB Technologies DVA-S30N dual 18” subwoofers. For sidefills, Parks added one RCF 4PRO 6001 three-way cabinet coupled with one dB Technologies DVA-S20DP subwoofer per side. dB Technologies DVX DM15 active monitors cover the stage.
Great Lakes Sound owner Bill Robison notes, “on delivery day the system was rigged and immediately put to the test,” and quickly realized, “what this PA was capable of. The dB Technologies DVA-S30S subwoofers do a great job and are a perfect compliment to the system as well.
“The system is quick and easy to install. Also, because all of the boxes in the system are powered, our normal footprint is greatly reduced. This is nice because it’s a pretty cozy venue in terms of backstage and wing space.”
Regarding comments from the performers, Robison says, “So far, all of the travelling engineers who have mixed on the system have had pleasant things to say about the RCF and dB Technologies package.”
The system will once again provide reinforcement for a wide variety of rock, R&B, and country acts this year.
As the system is flown on a temporary basis for the shows, the fact it features RDNet is a critical component as they system literally gets set up the day of the show using a StageLine trailer for the summer events. RDNet is RCF’s RS-485 proprietary protocol allowing for monitoring of all system components and control of system parameters. As the rig is flown for the show, all components including on-board amplifiers and each individual transducer can be tested to be in proper working order. And, with RDNet control, Parks is able to meet with the performer’s front-of-house engineer during rehearsal walk-through and apply any necessary changes needed in the system quickly to meet the artist’s sound requirements.

Equipment list:
FOH: (16) RCF TTL33A, (8) dB Technologies DVA-S30N subwoofers
Sidefill: (2) RCF 4PRO 6001A, (2) dB Technologies DVA-S20DP
Monitors: (13) dB Technologies DVA DM15, (1) dB Technologies DVA-S10DP

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Famed Stony Pony club Chooses RCF TTL55-A for Summer Stage Concert Series

(Edison, New Jersey) One of the world’s most renowned music venues – The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey – has chosen the RCF TTL55-A large format line array system for their Summer Stage Concert Series.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary rock club. In the summer, the club expands beyond the four walls, hosting a summer concert series in the club’s “backyard,” with an outdoor stage venue set up with a 6,000 capacity.
This is the fifth season for the Summer Stage Concert Series. This year, while the event has always been a general admission venue, a new section of stadium-style seating has been introduced with limited reserve seating available.
“Dedicated fans and their continued support year after year has helped the season grow beyond expectations,” notes promoter Live Nation’s SVP Sean Striegel. “We have taken a new approach to presenting these amazing concerts at the beach to take the 2014 season to a new level.”
For the season, the concert production team of Asbury Audio has chosen the RCF TTL55-A line array system for the concert series. The system will feature 16 TTL55-A three-way line array modules comprised of two 12” low-frequency, one 10” midrange and three 1.5” neodymium compression drivers flown eight per side. 9 TTS-56A 6800-watt double 21” subwoofers set up in cardioid format will be groundstacked for low frequency support.
Asbury Audio owner Jason Dermer is excited about the upcoming season that includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 14), Drive-By Truckers (June 27), Primus (June 28), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (July 3), Michael Franti & Spearhead (July 17), 311 (July 18), Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler & Uncle Kracker (July 25), The Dirty Heads & Pepper (July 26), The Offspring, Bad Religion & Pennywise (August 1), Slightly Stoopid (August 3) and Umphrey’s McGee (August 10).
Founded in 2006, Asbury Audio provides sound reinforcement, rigging and staging, backline, lighting and video for many of the Asbury Park facilities including The Stone Pony, The Wonderbar, Watermark Lounge, Paramount Theater, Asbury Park Convention Center and events along the boardwalk.

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RCF Offers One-rack space Audio Source Solution with MS1033 CD Player, USB/SD MP3 Player and FM Tuner

(Edison, New Jersey) The Commercial Sound division of RCF has introduced a dual-output, one-rack space audio source solution perfect for schools, restaurants, fitness centers and commercial offices. The MS1033 audio source solution features a slot-in CD player, USB port and SD card slot utilized as a MP3 player, and FM tuner in a single rack space. The output allows for the MS1033 to be used as a dual sound source, with two independent output sections allowing the FM tuner and CD/USB player to be used simultaneously.
The CD player reads CD, DC-R and CD-RW discs and supports CD-DA (.cda) and MPEG-1/2 layer III (.mp3).
A USB port is available on both front and back panels to provide maximum flexibility and for use in cabinets with front door closure.
The quartz-locked digital FM tuner ensures low noise signal processing and drift-free reception of stereo FM. 60 presets provide instant recall of preferred stations.
The MS1033 features three stereo outputs with independent volume controls. Two offer independent output of the FM tuner in one, and either the CD player or USB/SD slot in the other. The third output enables all inputs to be used, with the CD/MP3 player taking priority over the FM signal. When there is no input from either the CD or MP3 player, FM programming will playback.
The MS1033 includes an IR remote control for CD-USB-SD/MP3 player and FM tuner functions. Two LCD backlit displays on the front panel provide information on the CD and MP3 files, and the FM tuner display shows the frequency and stations that are in memory.
Included with the MS1033 are a pair of ear brackets for 19” rack installation, one FM indoor antenna, IR remote control and three pair of 2.5-meter length RCA audio cables.

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RCF’s active ART 745-A 15” active 2-way boasts best in class with 4″ HF compression driver

(Edison, New Jersey) RCF’s latest addition to its classic, best-selling ART series — the ART 745-A two-way powered speaker — is unique in its category, since it boasts a remarkable 4″ compression driver, generally only seen in flagship products. This makes it the only lightweight, portable loudspeaker on the market powered by such a large format driver.
This large 4” titanium dome voice coil neodymium CD driver injects the product with a unique vocal clarity and sound projection. Couple this with the 15” neodymium woofer (with 3.5″ voice coil), which offers an extremely linear response and a precise, deep low frequency control, along with a 1400 watt peak amplifier and comprehensive DSP, taking care of crossover, equalization, phase alignment, soft limiting and speaker protection, and the result is loudspeaker with an almost matchless performance value.
Thanks to its 90° x 60° CD horn, the ART 745-A will provide wide dispersion and an impressive maximum SPL of 133dB.
The secret of ART 745-A’s potency is in the design. At the core is the new ND 940 large format compression driver, which delivers one of the key advantages of the ART 745-A — the 4.0-inch voice coil, loaded on a 1.5″ CD horn. This allows a crossover point of 650Hz and therefore almost all of the vocal range can be produced by this driver — enabling better impulse response, fast waterfall decay and superior efficiency.
All compression drivers and transducers are precision and purpose built at RCF’s production facility in Italy, taking advantage of the company’s superior molding, assembly technologies and a wealth of professional knowledge and experience dedicated to achieving extremely high standards.
The result of the digital amplifier offers extremely high output, low distortion and incredibly natural sound. The amplifier also features a solid mechanical aluminium structure, which not only stabilizes it during transportation, but also assists in heat dissipation.
The rear panel input/output configuration features both XLR/Jack (Combo) balanced inputs, XLR output link, volume and a switchable EQ Mode (Flat/Boost).
The cabinet itself is molded in a special polypropylene composite material and is designed to dampen down vibrations even at maximum volume settings, while the reflex porting has been resized to offer more efficiency.
The ART 745-A is equipped with ergonomically designed forged aluminium handles with rubber handgrips for greater portability.
Finally, it can be used in standard configuration as well as in stage monitor mode, making it a highly flexible addition to the series.

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RCF USA Invites Consultans and Contractors to Line Array Demonstrations May 20-21 at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas

(Edison, New Jersey) RCF USA is proud to host the RCF World Tour product demonstration Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. This is the only U.S. stop, with RCF providing live sound reinforcement demonstrations of their line array and stadium series loudspeaker products.
“This is a rare opportunity for consultants, contractors, and even prospective customers to be able to see and hear all of the line array solutions offered by RCF and dB Technologies in one place at one time,” notes RCF USA Manager of Installed Sound Ken Voss. “If anyone is looking at the investment of a line array, or at the design of any large sports facility, this is a golden opportunity to explore these solutions.”
Founded in 1949 in Italy, RCF is a renowned manufacturer of transducer products. In recent years, they have become a worldwide leader in line array technology. The storied 80 year history of the iconic Cotton Bowl is a perfect backdrop for the presentation of RCF products, filling the famed 90,000 seat bowl with the sound of RCF.
At the Cotton Bowl event, line array demonstrations will include full flown system configurations, with subwoofers, on the following products:
• TTL55-A – Three-way active line array module with dual 12” low frequency woofers, 10” midrange and three 1.5” neodymium compression drivers. 3500 watt (RMS) tri-amplified achieving 143 dB maximum SPL output.
• TTL33-A – Three-way active line array module with dual 8” low frequency woofers, 8” midrange and three 1” neodymium compression drivers. 1250 watt (RMS) tri-amplified achieving 134 dB maximum SPL
• HDL20-A – Two-way active line array module with dual 10” low frequency/midrange coupled with 3” compression driver. 700 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 135 dB maximum SPL
• HDL10-A – Two-way active line array module with dual 8” low frequency/midrange coupled with 2” compression driver. 700 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 133 dB maximum SPL
In addition, RCF will introduce their new HL Stadium Series passive two-way horn loaded arrays designed for long-throw stadium application. The series will feature three two-way cabinets featuring dual 12” woofers coupled with a 1.5” throat compression driver with 4” voice coil. The cabinets are designed with a 22.5-degree vertical coverage and choice of 40, 60 or 90-degree horizontal coverage. The series is rounded out with a single 18” subwoofer cabinet with same dimensions for array needs. Designed for high output with accurate voice and sound reproduction.
Other products to be demonstrated at the event include:
• TTP5-A – New high powered, two-way 15” point source array engineered to deliver high fidelity output for use both in indoor and outdoor medium and large spaces. The 22.5°x60° waveguide provides tight, accurate coverage. 1600 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 138 dB maximum SPL
• TTL11-A + TTS26-A system – The TTL11-A is an active steerable column array system composed of two modules – one for the mid-high and one for the bass frequencies – which is stacked on top of the TTS26-A dual 18” subwoofer. 8000 total watts in the package achieving 140+ dB maximum SPL.
• P5228 – Providing a representation of the RCF Acustica Series of IP55-rated weatherproof outdoor speaker cabinets, the P5228 is a dual 8” two-way cabinet that can be used individually or arrayed for larger environments, as will be demonstrated here.
• TTS56-A – This dual 21” 6800 watt active subwoofer presents “the highest power ever packed into a subwoofer,” achieving 145 dB maximum SPL. These will be demonstrated in partner with the TTL55-A and TTL33-A line arrays as a total system.
• RDNet – RDNet is RCF’s proprietary protocol that makes it possible to monitor all the system components and parameters, from the input to the status of each single amplifier and transducer. Having a DSP on board of each cabinet, it is possible to address single cabinets or groups of cabinets with specific presets or modifications of parameters like gain, equalization or delay. The RDNet protocol is based on RS-485 communication protocol, able to send and receive data on a either XLR cable or CAT5 cable.
And from dB Technologies, we will be demonstrating the DVA Series of products:
• DVA-T12 – 12” 3-way active line array with 12” low frequency woofer, two 6.5” midrange plus three 1” neodymium compression drivers. 1410 watt (RMS) achieving 136 dB max SPL
• DVA-T8 – 8” 3-way active line array with 8” low frequency woofer, 6.5” midrange plus two 1” neodymium compression drivers. 700 watt (RMS) achieving 128 dB max SPL.
• DVA-S30N – Dual 18” high powered subwoofer. 3000 watt (RMS). Frequency response 30-150Hz.
This is a sampling of the products that will be on display to be seen and heard at the Cotton Bowl on May 20-21. Demos will be held approximately every two hours throughout the two days. The Cotton Bowl is the centerpiece of the State Fair of Texas Park, located two miles east of downtown Dallas.
For further information on the RCF World Tour Cotton Bowl event, and to register to attend, please send e-mail to cottonbowl@rcf-usa.com

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RCF and Thunder Audio provide heavenly sound on Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” tour

(Edison, New Jersey) Michigan’s Thunder Audio Inc. has a relationship with tour management company Peachez Entertainment Services that stretches back over 20 years – before Tyler Perry began his incredibly prolific theater, TV and film career. Since 1999, Mr. Perry has produced a new stage production almost every year, and the 300 live shows that he presents each year in association with Peachez Entertainment Services are attended by an average of 35,000 people per week. His latest stage play, “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”, owes its clarity of sound to Thunder Audio and RCF.
“Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned” is a production of nine actors, including Patrice Lovely from the hit TV sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor” and R&B Artist Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley. The show, which also includes a five-piece band and three backing vocalists, segues from spoken dialogue right into songs and back again, and requires a system to meet these unique sonic demands. Thunder Audio Inc. has provided an RCF system, including 28 TTL55-A Line Array Modules and 4 TTL36-AS subwoofers, that perfectly fills the bill.
“The actors use lavalier mics, which aren’t really designed for loud-volume singing – the challenge is making that sound not too harsh and loud, while preserving the clarity of the spoken parts,” says Ron Hurd, Thunder Audio Engineer and FOH Engineer for the tour. Hurd has engineered sound on Tyler Perry’s shows since 2000, and he’s seen a dramatic turnaround in theatergoers’ post-show comments as they exit past the soundboard since incorporating RCF into the production.
“With RCF, the transition from voice to song has been so seamless,” says Hurd. “We used to get some comments from patrons as they were leaving about how the vocals were hard to understand, or that the musical numbers were too loud… Now we get compliments on the music and the clarity of the actors’ voices.”
Production Director Norman Williams of Peachez Entertainment Services has presided over every theater date of the tour, primarily venues with an average of 3,000 seats, and has similar praise for Thunder Audio and RCF.
“Sometimes we have very tight load-in schedules, and the RCF system is incredibly easy to load in and get positioned,” says Williams. “Thunder Audio’s customer service is outstanding,” Williams continues. He recalls a situation at a show in Chicago, where additional sound equipment was needed “Within six hours, Thunder Audio had a truck down here from Detroit with the necessary gear.”
Tour sound provider Thunder Audio Inc. is a complete audio and production service that has the experience and technology to meet any challenge. www.thunderaudioinc.com
RCF designs and manufactures high-quality professional audio sound system components including transducers, powered and self-powered loudspeakers and line arrays, power amplifiers, digital loudspeaker management systems and recording studio monitors. Additional information can be found at www.thunderaudioinc.com or 313-291-5020 and www.rcf-usa or 732-902-6100

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RCF USA Hosts RCF World Tour Product Demonstrations May 20-21 at Cotton Bowl

RCF USA is proud to host the RCF World Tour product demonstration Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. This is the only U.S. stop, with RCF providing live sound reinforcement demonstrations of their line array and stadium series loudspeaker products.
“We are excited to provide a rare opportunity for consultants, our dealer partners and prospective customers to see and hear all of our line array and stadium solutions in one place at the same time,” says RCF USA Director of Sales John Krupa.
Founded in 1949 in Italy, RCF is a renowned manufacturer of transducer products. In recent years, they have become a worldwide leader in line array technology. The storied 80 year history of the iconic Cotton Bowl is a perfect backdrop for the presentation of RCF products, filling the famed 90,000 seat bowl with the sound of RCF.
At the Cotton Bowl event, line array demonstrations will include full flown system configurations, with subwoofers, on the following products:
• TTL55-A – Three-way active line array module with dual 12” low frequency woofers, 10” midrange and three 1.5” neodymium compression drivers. 3500 watt (RMS) tri-amplified achieving 143 dB maximum SPL output.
• TTL33-A – Three-way active line array module with dual 8” low frequency woofers, 8” midrange and three 1” neodymium compression drivers. 1250 watt (RMS) tri-amplified achieving 134 dB maximum SPL
• HDL20-A – Two-way active line array module with dual 10” low frequency/midrange coupled with 3” compression driver. 700 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 135 dB maximum SPL
• HDL10-A – Two-way active line array module with dual 8” low frequency/midrange coupled with 2” compression driver. 700 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 133 dB maximum SPL
In addition, RCF will introduce their new HL Stadium Series passive two-way horn loaded arrays designed for long-throw stadium application. The series will feature three two-way cabinets featuring dual 12” woofers coupled with a 1.5” throat compression driver with 4” voice coil. The cabinets are designed with a 22.5-degree vertical coverage and choice of 40, 60 or 90-degree horizontal coverage. The series is rounded out with a single 18” subwoofer cabinet with same dimensions for array needs. Designed for high output with accurate voice and sound reproduction.
Other products to be demonstrated at the event include:
• TTP5-A – New high powered, two-way 15” point source array engineered to deliver high fidelity output for use both in indoor and outdoor medium and large spaces. The 22.5°x60° waveguide provides tight, accurate coverage. 1600 watt (RMS) bi-amplified achieving 138 dB maximum SPL
• TTL11-A + TTS26-A system – The TTL11-A is an active steerable column array system composed of two modules – one ofr the mid-high and one for the bass frequencies – which is stacked on top of the TTS26-A dual 18” subwoofer. 8000 total watts in the package achieving 140+ dB maximum SPL.
• P5228 – Providing a representation of the RCF P Series of IP55-rated weatherproof outdoor speaker cabinets, the P5228 is a dual 8” two-way cabinet that can be used individually or arrayed for larger environments, as will be demonstrated here.
• TTS56-A – This dual 21” 6800 watt active subwoofer presents “the highest power ever packed into a subwoofer,” achieving 145 dB maximum SPL. These will be demonstrated in partner with the TTL55-A and TTL33-A line arrays as a total system.
• RDNet – RDNet is RCF’s proprietary protocol that makes it possible to monitor all the system components and parameters, from the input to the status of each single amplifier and transducer. Having a DSP on board of each cabinet, it is possible to address single cabinets or groups of cabinets with specific presets or modifications of parameters like gain, equalization or delay. The RDNet protocol is based on RS-485 communication protocol, able to send and receive data on a either XLR cable or CAT5 cable.
This is a sampling of the products that will be on display to be seen and heard at the Cotton Bowl on May 20-21. The Cotton Bowl is the centerpiece of the State Fair of Texas Park, located two miles east of downtown Dallas.
For further information on the RCF World Tour Cotton Bowl event, and to register to attend, please send e-mail request to info@rcf-usa.com

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Ultimate Sound Teams with RCF at new Cascades Park Amphitheater

Ultimate Sound and Light in Tallahassee, Florida is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this April. Throughout their 20 year history, they have provided event services for several Presidents to providing tour management and engineering for major rock and country artists; while at the same time offering design and installation services to local restaurants, venues, churches, government agencies and businesses. Some past productions include engineering and tour management for Creed and sound engineering on Ozzfest.
This winter, they were honored to be the first audio and lighting company involved with the new Cascades Park Capital City Amphitheater in Tallahassee. The new 3,500 seat venue opens its inaugural season in April (April 12 – Tracy Lawrence & April 13 Charlie Wilson).
As the concert amphitheater is part of the 26-acre Cascades Park, Ultimate Sound first provided the production equipment, engineers and techs for the initial sound test calibration which set the limits for the local noise ordinances. There were several events and performances that evening enabling them to monitor db levels outside of the park and around the area.
Ultimate Sound and Light’s team brought in 12 RCF HDL20-A dual 10” two-way active line array modules and six dB Technologies DVA-S30 dual 18” subwoofers per side designed to be the front of house system for the venue.
“The audio array was seamless and we could not be more proud of the system’s performance” commented Dave Hart, President of Ultimate Sound and Light. He also added “We look forward to another 20 years with our partners at RCF. Their staff, has been amazing to work with and we are very glad to be part of their family.”

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RCF Tops Mix on Wheels Mobile DJ Entertainment Experience


Here’s the image of a true mobile DJ – the Mix on Wheels self-contained mobile DJ entertainment experience.
After touring with a major soft drink company and working with Central Florida theme parks, DJ Charles Miles became inspired to create a self-contained mobile entertainment experience by building a complete system on wheels.
The success has been overwhelming, and Orlando, Florida-based Mix on Wheels now offers three system packages – one built into a Hummer H3, one in a Honda Element and one in a Mini Cooper Clubman.
By designing the vehicles with a blank canvas exterior, clients can use for their own brand marketing with magnet signage or wraps rather than a billboard for a DJ company. The DJ system is self-contained, there’s onboard LCD screens for custom media playback, LED light effects and Lamborghini doors trick out the vehicles.
The gear of choice – RCF loudspeakers for the PA and Pioneer gear for the DJ gear onboard. Why? “The stuff just doesn’t fail,” says company owner Charles Miles.
Once parked, the speakers are placed on a custom designed flat all-steel roof rack. Mix on Wheels choice of speakers include active RCF ART-725 15” 2-way cabinets or HD32-A 12” 2-way cabinets, depending on the vehicle. They simply plug into an input box on the roof panel, with the vehicle capable of generating its own power for outdoor events (and are certified for indoor events as well).
With a high dispersion output, Miles sums up the sound of RCF – “they scream!” He notes he seldom has to add a subwoofer, even when playing EDM or Hip Hop music. “We find we don’t have to adjust EQ because of how the cabinets are tuned, getting the most out of the boxes without needing to add a subwoofer in the system. And we always get compliments on our sound,” Miles adds.
“We like the RCF boxes because they are so efficient they don’t pull a lot of power,” going on to note, “they are the only speakers that never shut down when it gets hot. We do a lot of outdoor events on the beaches and in the parks, and it gets hot in Florida. We’ve never had one ever go into thermal load.”
A unique approach to the mobile DJ market, Mix on Wheels (www.mixonwheels.com) was named Best Industry Innovation Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society, as well as a Gala Award nomination as Best New Innovative Event Technology by Special Events magazine.

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