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Live Sound

Hollywood Beach Bandshell Brings on DAS

Audio for a Hollywood, FL, hot spot gets a new lease on life.

Hollywood, FL (July 23, 2018)—Everybody likes finding shells on the beach, but a bandshell? That’s even better. The Hollywood Beach Bandshell, located on the boardwalk in Hollywood, FL, is a prime example. A longtime community treasure, it offers performances Wednesday through Sunday, 7–9 p.m., in a wide range of musical styles, often drawing more than 1,000 people on Fridays to dance and enjoy the music.

While it’s a public place, the bandshell is managed by nearby Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, which recently updated the audio system with new equipment from Guitar Center Professional of South Florida. Ricardo Cintron-Jimenez, the professional accounts manager for GC Pro worked with the resort to create a system based around six DAS Audio Event 208A 3-way, active line array elements and two DAS Event 218A powered sub bass enclosures.

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“Ron Green, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s director of entertainment, wanted to upgrade the sound system capabilities,” said Cintron-Jimenez. “I coordinated a live demo onsite at the beach so we could clearly evaluate dispersion, clarity, speech intelligibility, ease of setup, and overall sound quality of the Event Series loudspeakers. The demo proved to be the best way to evaluate the equipment and, in this case, the Event Series loudspeakers clearly showed that their quality of sound reproduction and coverage were ideal.”

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As an outdoor venue, the new DAS loudspeakers are moved on and off the stage each day. With this in mind, the setup includes covers for the loudspeakers to help protect them as they are moved, along with stacking brackets. Once the equipment is moved onto the stage, the setup provides for three ground-stacked DAS Event 208A loudspeakers each for the left and right sides, accompanied by one Event 218A subwoofer for each side.

“This venue has become one of the prime ‘go-to’ places in the Hollywood Beach scene,” said Cintron-Jimenez. “It’s a very special venue that is changing the vibe of Hollywood Beach. The new DAS sound system is crisp, with great fidelity and overall quality. Everyone in the community is talking about the system and local bands love performing here.”

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