Trencin, Slovakia (October 8, 2014)—Boasting a line-up that might be found in a Brooklyn hipster’s LP collection, Slovakia’s Pohoda Music Festival this past summer featured performances by Kraftwerk, Tricky, Mogwai, Tame Impala, Suede, Goldfrapp and others. Bringing the genre-busting festival to 30,000 concertgoers was a JBL VTX and Crown audio system supplied by Slovakian sound contractor Audio Line.
Audio Line outfitted the main stage with two hangs of 14 VTX V25 fullsize line array elements and 10 S28 dual-18-inch suspendable subwoofers on either side of the stage with 12 additional G28 subs stacked on the ground in a cardioid array in front of the stage. A total of eight V25s provided out fill on each side of the stage and a pair of V25s were employed as near-fill loudspeakers. The loudspeakers were all driven by eight Crown VRack amplifier systems that each housed three of Crown’s I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers. In addition to the main stage, Audio Line furnished the sound reinforcement systems for four of the other seven stages at the festival.
“Pohoda is the one festival where the sound quality had to be second to none,” Audio Line founding member Ladislav Demcak pointed out. “Especially considering that Kraftwerk was headlining! We wanted the sound to be perfect.” Demcak noted that the Pohoda Music Festival’s production team were happy with the system. “I also received extremely positive feedback from each band. The rig sounded more like the world’s biggest and clearest high-end audio system than a typical live sound system – everybody remarked that the sound was state of the art and the best they’d ever heard.”