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Dynacord returns to the Garden of Dreams

Hundreds of south Florida philanthropists returned to Miami on Nov. 1 for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s bi-annual “In the Garden of Dreams� gala, to help raise money for cancer research. This year’s elegant event, “In the Garden of Dreams 2�, was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. R&B star Ruby Baker was the main attraction.

Also returning for the gala was Miami-based Drummer Boy Sound (DBS) and their Dynacord Cobra sound system. Harold Cummings, founder and CEO of DBS, was happy to provide his services to Tropics Entertainment and the U of M for the event.

To address the challenges of the larger space, DBS used a Dynacord Cobra-2 system, providing wide, deep coverage and superb full bandwidth intelligibility in a very compact package. DBS often deploys their Cobra system as a ground stacked line array; in this application, individual boxes were flown from the overhead trussing above the centrally positioned stage, proving the Cobra’s versatility once again. Six Cobra Subs were ground-stacked around the stage on all four sides. The system also featured Electro-Voice QRx,Xi, and ZX1 loudspeakers as fills and monitors, powered by EV P3000RL and CP2200 power amplifiers.

“Our Cobra-2 was a perfect fit for the hall,� says Cummings. “It provided warm, clean sound for every seat in the house. The dedicated amp and processing in the Cobra drive rack ensured optimal performance, while keeping a nice tidy footprint.�

To monitor the system’s numerous video feeds, DBS placed a Midas Siena at Front of House. “Every component in the signal chain was of the highest quality,� Cummings adds, “adding finesse to this very classy event.�


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