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Excision Wraps Up Apex Tour with PK Sound

EDM artist brings 225,000-watt rig on the road.

San Francisco, CA (June 4, 2019)—DJ Jeff Abel, aka Excision, spent the spring playing 36 dates around the country on his Apex 2019 Tour, finishing up with a pair of shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Calgary, Alberta based PK Sound supplied a massive 225,000-watt rig for the trek.

As he has since 2011, Excision opted to use PK Sound for his tour, having first met PK Sound CEO Jeremy Bridge in the Canadian EDM scene in the late 2000s.

View from the Top: Jeremy Bridge, CEO/Chief Engineer, PK Sound

“I chose to tour with PK because I felt their systems were best able to replicate the low-end in my music,” Abel said. “I have a long history with the PK crew and love having them as part of my touring family.” Managing both the tour and sound system, Arlen Cormack — now PK’s Senior Vice President of Touring and Production — was joined by two colleagues who have since joined the PK Sound team, including technician Bryan Andres and production operations manager Rory Stewart, further cementing the artist’s relationship with the brand.

For the first leg of the Apex Tour, Excision’s PK Sound rig consisted of 10 Trinity boxes per side for the main hangs, 32 CX800 subwoofers, six VX10 Compact Line Array front fills, two CX215 monitors and four Klarity 12 monitors.

Beginning with the March 15 concert, PK Sound added four additional Trinity cabinets for a total of 12 boxes per side in the main hangs, eight more CX800 boxes (total of 40) and 12 VX10s for additional delays and fills.

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“I’m blown away by the clarity in the midrange PK Sound’s Trinity can achieve with so much low-end in the mix,” Abel said. “Everything is so clear, clean and free of distortion. It’s truly exceptional, and I love having it bring my show to life so transparently.”

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