New York-based PA rental company Highway Sound recently got a call that power pop band Fountains Of Wayne would be performing an outdoor concert on Fire Island during their acoustic tour and needed small PA for their show. Jim Baron of Highway Sound comments:
â€œResidents of the community were basically donating the funds to make this event happen, so we wanted to provide good bang for the buck. The band needed eight monitors and we knew that the PA would need to project 100 feet for the more than 300 people that were expected to attend. And, because no cars are permitted on Fire Island, we also needed the system to be compact enough to be brought back and forth aboard a small ferry. In the end we went with Electro-Voice ZX Series speakers. We set the band up to play right on the
dock where the ferry
dropped us off.â€?
At FOH position, Highway Sound chose ZX5-60s, setting up two speakers per side to provide both medium throw and wide coverage. Baronâ€™s team also brought a pair of Sb122s along to provide extra low end.
â€œThe concert went great,â€? says Baron. â€œEveryone was pleased with the sound and breakdown, and transport was a cinch. My thanks to EV once again for putting out such sensible, great-sounding product.”
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