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Electro-Voice Brings Big Sound to Small Club

Creative Soundz (Mount Prospect, Ill.) recently brought an Electro-Voice XLD line array system into Libertyville, Ill.–based Austin’s Saloon.

The new rig, comprising six flown XLD boxes and three ground-stacked QRx 218 subs per side, was put to task right off the bat for a double-bill featuring Southern rockers Jimmie Van Zant and Jackyl. “The XLD sounds phenomenal,” says Greg Schenk of Creative Soundz, who designed and installed the system with John Orzel, president of Creative Soundz. “It’s hard to believe 8-inch drivers can deliver so much loud and clear audio—amazing performance for such a small footprint. And, of course, the tried-and-true QRx subs push out plenty of tight low end. Why E-V? Their equipment is the most reliable and musical-sounding out there, and performers are always pleased to see E-V in the house when they take the stage.”

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