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QSC Hits Concert Trail

Numerous concert series were heard this summer via QSC WideLine Series line arrays.

New York (September 12, 2011)—Numerous concert series were heard this summer via QSC WideLine Series line arrays.

The Pechanga Amphitheater in Temecula, CA hosted Matchbox Twenty, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Daughtry and others in the 4,500-seat outdoor venue, which features a combination of assigned floor seating, raised seating and bleacher seating.

Star Way Productions of Murrieta, CA handles the sound for the summer concert series at Pechanga and chose QSC’s WideLine-10s for its system. Star Way Productions also used the WideLine Series for the annual Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival.

This summer’s system was comprised of: 20 WL2102 boxes per side (Left & Right); 10 WL2102 boxes as a center vocal hang; 8 WL218-sw subs per side flown plus 10 WL218-sw subs per side, stacked. Star Way used 6 K Series loudspeakers across the lip of the stage for front fill, and finally, QSC Basis to control, what Austin Hill, Senior Audio Engineer at Star Way says is “a whole lot of QSC power going on.“

Meanwhile, at Costa Mesa’s 15,000-seat Pacific Amphitheatre, the WideLine Series was in place for the 2011 summer season, with acts like Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Steve Miller Band, Melissa Etheridge, Selena Gomez, and Justin Beiber taking the stage. Escondido’s Sound Image has handled the summer concert series there for nearly a decade.

“The WideLine is by far one of the best-sounding boxes out there,“ says Gary Sanguinet, Audio Engineer at Sound Image. “This is an extremely wide venue and the WideLine is perfect as the center array, because they are low profile and small, and have 140-degree dispersion, so they cover the width that we need as well as the distance.”

On the east coast, WideLines are also the array of choice for Philadephia’s Mann Performing Arts Center. For the past four years, Clear Sound of Yeadon, PA has been providing QSC WideLine-10 Arrays for the summer concert series there.

“We actually got the contract at as the result of a shootout where we put our WideLines against a competitor, and the folks at the Mann Center chose the WideLines,” says Clear Sound owner and president, Chris Dietze. “Sound quality and the size were the big factors. The house at Mann has front suspension points which are limited to 1,000 pounds each; the WideLine is the only system that can reach all the seats with good coverage and still meet the weight limit. And they sound great.”

Clear Sound also uses the WideLine-10s for the summer concert series at the Dell Music Center (formerly Robin Hood Dell East), Mann’s sister amphitheatre. A true uncovered amphitheatre with fixed seating for 5,000 plus lawn seating for 500, the Dell has featured artists like Nancy Wilson, George Clinton, P Funk, Stephanie Mills and the Stylistics.

“At the Dell, we always have artists who arrive and expect to see a large PA, and they are looking all around for it. We have to point out where the WideLine is, “adds Dietze. “Then they are always astonished when they hear the sound that comes out of them.”

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