Andrea Bocelli, Status Quo, the Beach Boys, Sting and Tom Jones were among the artists appearing at this past summer’s Route of Kings festival in London’s Hyde Park. UK rental giant Britannia Row provided audio facilities, including Turbosound’s prototype Flashlight II long-throw system in its last public appearance before its official launch. The new TFS-780H “high-pack” cabinet includes an improved 6.5-inch, cone-based mid driver and an all-new compression unit, resulting in an additional 6 dB of HF level. Also on Brit Row’s equipment list were a Cadac R-Type production mixing console, which was used as a master desk for the week-long event, and Turbosound’s new TFM-450 monitor wedges.
The main P.A. system was powered entirely by British-built Chameleon amplifiers, with 2,000W DP2 amps feeding HF and hi-mid drivers, and the larger DP3.5 model assigned to low end and sub-bass cabinets. “These are modified standard products that use a pure Class-A front end,” explained Chameleon’s CEO Paul Houlden. “This gives the amplifiers a very clean sound, even if they are accidentally overdriven.”