A behind-the scenes shot of the RCF TTL55-A line arrays in action at Extreme Thing 2013.
Nevada's largest action sports and music festival, Extreme Thing 2013, was recently held in Desert Breeze Park in Las Vegas. The day-long event that combines action sports and a music festival drew more than 27,000 people to the Clark County Park.
This year's event featured two main stages along with four secondary stages providing a mix of musical genres including rock-n-roll, punk, metal, hip-hop and DJs.
H.A.S. Productions, also located in Las Vegas, were tapped to provide sound reinforcement systems for four of the six stages. Larry Hall, CEO/President of H.A.S. Productions put together an RCF system for the Verizon Main stage.
"The Verizon stage was located 700 feet from one of the secondary stages," explains Hall. "It was important to provide the high SPL the bands wanted while still not interfering with the audience's listening experience at the smaller stage. With RCF's RDNET protocol we were able to cut the PA at 500 feet and everyone was happy."
Hall hung two TTL55-A line arrays, each consisting of ten boxes, to the left and right of the stage. Driving low end was provided by 18 subwoofer cabinets—12 TTS56-A and 6 TTS36-A—stacked on the stage below the line arrays.
The TTL55-A is an active, high power touring array module equipped with a digital amplifier that delivers high levels of SPL while keeping the energy use efficient. The integrated processing and the cabling reduction provide a fast set-up and, thanks to its compact size, the truck space requirement is greatly reduced compared to similar line array systems.
The TTS56-A is loaded with two 21-inch neodymium woofers with integrated 2-channel digital amplification providing 6,800 watts of power. The TTS36-A is equipped with two 18-inch neodymium woofers with 4000 watts of internal 2-channel digital amplification.
"The stage featured national punk and metal bands all day long," adds Hall. "The subs were outstanding putting out more than enough low end for the bands."
To round out the systems H.A.S. Productions also provided a Midas PRO6 and PRO2 at front of house along with a Midas PRO2 and Yamaha PM5D-RH for monitors. Adamson M15 wedges powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers handled stage monitor duties while Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G3 systems were provided for artists that required in-ear systems.