New London live music venue Under the Bridge installed a record number of 66 QSC PL3 amplifiers (23 PL380, 31 PL340 and 12 PL325) and a custom-engineered EAW P.A. for its 600-capacity space. Under the Bridge’s new interior was created by Jim Cafarelli of House of Blues fame, while turnkey technology design and installation was submitted by XL Video’s Ian Woodall and Andrew Frengley of Matrix 9.
At the recent ProLight + Sound show, the team charged EAW’s Kenton Forsythe with developing a custom KF740 with additional drivers. Featuring four phase-aligned 10-inch woofers (double the complement found in the KF730), the new KF740 remains lightweight and compact while also incorporating two 8-inch horn-loaded cones and two 1.4-inch exit, 2.5-inch horn-loaded voice-coil compression drivers. These have been designed into a flown L/C/R system (4+2+4) to take account of the venue’s extreme width. Low-frequency extension is provided by six EAW SB1000 subs on individual sends under the stage apron. Main system stage-right outfills are provided by four KF730 elements, with additional KF695s covering the stairs on stage-left. EAW KF850/SB330s provide stage fills (upstage and downstage).