The summer-long Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Ore., was the first major outdoor festival to use a new Meyer Sound M2D Compact Curvilinear Array as the main system. Supplied by George Relles Sound of Eugene, Ore., the setup included eight M2D mid-high cabinets flown per side, supplemented by a pair of M2D Compact subwoofers per side. An underhung UPA-1P on each side provided frontfill, with two CQ-2 speakers adding sidefill. “The M2D works very well in this application,” says Mike Sturgill, Britt's director of programming and production. “The coverage up the hill, past about 160 feet, is much better.” The Britt Festival operates under a strict noise ordinance that specifies an hourly average of 92 dB (A-weighted) at the mix position.