ZL Production, located in Pilsen, Czech Republic, provided Adamson Systems Engineering sound reinforcement for the city’s kick-off celebration as the European Capital of Culture for 2015. The European Capital of Culture is designated by the European Union and rotates annually to different European cities. ZL Productions provided sound reinforcement for the entire show.
The sound company, a longtime user of Adamson products, recently increased its inventory with 24 Adamson E-Series E12 line arrays and 16 Adamson E219 subwoofers. The company also owns Adamson Y10 and SpekTrix line arrays, T21 and SpekTrix subwoofers, and M15 and M12 stage monitors.
“25,000 people attended the celebration,” says Jan Lippert of ZL Production. “We provided 36 Adamson E12 line array enclosures for the main P.A.. Low end was supported by 16 E219 and eight E218 subwoofers. Julien Poirot from DV2 along with [ZL Production's] Ondřej Tureček designed a system that would provide consistent coverage throughout the square.”
ZL Production deployed seven additional Adamson Systems arrays—42 SpekTrix enclosures—at surrounding sites in Pilsen that were tied to the main P.A. in the town square. The audio systems from all stages were used simultaneously for a song composed especially for the event that combined video mapping, theatrical performance, and acrobats. The rest of the Adamson SpekTrix and Y-10 line arrays provided sound at video screens that were located in contiguous streets.
“It was really quite spectacular,” says Lippert. “What a tremendous event to roll out our new Adamson P.A. Everyone was quite pleased with the end result and the teamwork it represented.
“We have been using Adamson products for events since our technical department started and have always been pleased with that decision,” Lippert concludes. “The development of Adamson products and their evolution as a company have closely mirrored our company. We are extremely happy with our mutual success.”