George Rondinelli with his RCF TT+ array modules.
Rondinelli Music/Audio, located in Dubuque, Iowa, has been providing guitars, drums and P.A. gear to the area since 1977. In 1986 the company added sound company services and has been a staple at local events ever since. Rondinelli Music/Audio provides sound for anything from political rallies and graduations to regional fairs and national acts at the local casinos.
In 2011, the owner of the company, George Rondinelli, added an RCF TT+ line array system to its inventory. Rondinelli recently added more modules, bringing his total up to 12, and also purchased the NX line array for smaller events.
“We needed something that would be extremely versatile,” Rondinelli says. “The RCF line is beautifully made and sounds terrific. The TT+ line array was exactly what we were looking for.”
The TT+ line array replaced an array system that was sold to another organization. “It was a great provide a terrific system to another company while offering us the opportunity to check out the new line array systems and find something that fit our needs perfectly,” he added.
The TTL33-A is a compact, wide dispersion, 3-way active line array module that offers high performance from a small size line array. High output, accuracy and high frequency extension plus the compact size makes it ideal for a variety of events.
Each cabinet is loaded with a two 8-inch neodymium woofers, one 8-inch horn loaded midrange neodymium woofer and three 1-inch neodymium compression drivers for vocal presence and high SPL.
“The small footprint of the TT+ array was a huge plus,” Rondinelli adds. “It’s small and lightweight, which translates into less truck space and quicker load-in and load-out. And many of our clients like the system, when hung, to be as unobtrusive as possible—and this is.
“The NX [line array] system will allow us to do two events at one time, neither system requires as much manpower to get up and running so I can literally do more with less.”
Rondinelli Music/Audio is the sound supplier to both the Diamond Jo Casino and Mystique Casino, which are also located in Dubuque. The RCF TT+ line array has been the system of choice for the national acts that come through the area to perform, including Brett Michaels, Uncle Cracker, Air Supply and the Little River Band.
“There is no such thing as a good, cheap line array,” Rondinelli says. “So when you make the investment you are investing in a relationship with the company for the next couple of years. RCF has been great and I look forward to working with them more in the future.”