Miami, FL â€“ July 2008â€¦ D.A.S. Audio USA is pleased to announce that Greensboro, NC-based Audio & Light, Incorporated recently took delivery of an Aero system consisting of sixteen CA-28A line array elements and eight CA-215A subwoofers. As a regional installation and production company that provides sound, lighting, and video services for concerts and special events ranging in size from 500 â€“ 5,000 seats, the company reports that their new system was immediately placed into service upon deliveryâ€”with exceptional results.
According to Jim Hoyle, Audio & Lightâ€™s President, â€œWe felt that the overall Aero package quality was most impressive. The rigging hardware makes this system very quick and easy to fly, and our crew really loves this aspect of the system as it simplifies their job considerably. The boxes sound terrific and the coverage they provide is nothing short of amazing. Weâ€™ve dealt with a lot of line arrays over the years, and the DAS Aero systemâ€™s throw capabilities are really exceptional.â€?
Audio & Light first used their new DAS Aero system at the University of North Carolinaâ€™s Memorial Hall. The concert, which featured Chrisette Michele, an R&B artist on the Def Jam Recording label, was a tremendous success.
â€œFor this particular showâ€? notes Hoyle, â€œwe flew all sixteen of the CA-28Aâ€™s and all eight of the CA-215A subwoofers. We had approximately 1,500 people in attendance for this concert and coverage throughout the main floor and the balcony was excellent. Of particular note, our client was happy. Apparently, previous systems havenâ€™t fared all that well in terms of even coverage throughout the space as the balcony is so high, but our new Aero system did a great job in this room. Similarly, this was the first time the artist had worked with a DAS setup and both she and her FOH engineer were very impressed.â€?
Hoyle reports that while their new self-powered Aero system offers the first-rate sound quality and easy-to-use rigging hardware they had hoped for, these qualities were not entirely what sold the system. â€œIn our business, customer service is extremely important,â€? said Hoyle, â€œas you never know when you might need a replacement driver or some other system part. In this regard, Iâ€™ve been very impressed with DAS Audio.â€?
â€œWhen we first expressed interest in the system,â€? continued Hoyle, â€œDAS provided top notch customer support right from the start. Kevin Hill, the companyâ€™s US Sales Manager, made a special trip to attend our first show to make certain everything worked as expected. We were very impressed with Kevinâ€™s knowledge. Since then, we accidentally damaged some of the rigging hardware and, once again, the companyâ€™s support was extremely responsive. We called the company and DAS Audioâ€™s tech support representative knew exactly what we were describing, and got the replacement hardware to us within a matter of just a few days. Weâ€™ve been very impressed with DAS Audioâ€”both their equipment and the companyâ€™s commitment to its customers.â€?
For additional information about Audio & Light, visit the company online at www.audio-light.com.
About D.A.S. Audio
Headquartered in Valencia, Spain and having additional offices in Miami, FL, Frankfurt, Germany and Singapore, D.A.S. Audio is one of the worldâ€™s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. For better than thirty years, D.A.S. Audio products have been found on tour with the worldâ€™s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about the company, visit them online at www.D.A.S.audio.com.