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Small Box, Big Sound

Intellasound Productions (Verona, Wi.; deployed its new Electro-Voice XLC-DVX line array/tour-grade amplifier combo at the recent Winter Thaw Concert with country acts Sugarland, Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins at the Alliant Energy Coliseum in Madison, Wi.

According to David Maier and Tim Woodworth of Intellasound, “We just completed our DVX upgrades, having had great success with our XLC127+ last year, and there’s definitely a noticeable difference. The boxes are noticeably warmer, with better all-round performance. The Tour Grade amps are proving to be an incredible workhorse across the board—the headroom and sonic performance we’re getting out of our TG-7 amps is exceptional. We have just received the RCM-26 DSP modules and are looking forward to incorporating them with IRIS-Net later this month.”

“Our clients were pleasantly surprised at the performance of the rig—the XLC line has always delivered, but the DVX takes it to a whole new level,” adds Woodworth. “We loaded in at 8 a.m., the band loaded in at 9 and we fired the rig up at 11:30. We flew 12-a-side and turned them on with no EQ. One of the touring engineers came over to look at what kind of EQ settings we were using. He said, ‘Wow, you haven’t even touched them yet!’ This was the first time we’ve deployed all 24 boxes in this venue. We were obviously a little tentative—this rig looks pretty small in this room. But all apprehension was allayed as soon as we fired these boxes up. Sound quality is built into the XLC. We had pretty much covered an arena from head to toe with a P.A. that rolled in on six carts and four amp racks—it doesn’t get any better than that!”

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