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L-ACOUSTICS K1 Sings With Andrea Bocelli

Loudness provides sound system for famed tenor’s performance in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — More than 15,000 fans recently packed the Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima of Buenos Aires (GEBA) to hear Andrea Bocelli and special guest Chenoa perform with a large choir and orchestra on the Latin leg of his Incanto tour. To ensure that every subtle detail of the famous genre-crossing tenor’s performance was clearly heard by all, Sao Paulo-based concert sound provider Loudness Sonorizacao specified the deployment of an L-ACOUSTICS K1 loudspeaker system.

Fourteen K1 enclosures were flown per side, each with four dV-DOSC tails for downfill, while a third array of ten additional dV-DOSC addressed the center audience section. Two arrays of ten KUDO each delivered superb coverage to the far left and right seating areas, and a tally of 20 SB28 subs–four per side under the KUDO arrays, plus 12 in front of the stage — provided generous low-end for the outdoor venue. Loudness additionally deployed a dozen 12XT coaxial enclosures — six across the stage lip and three pole-mounted on either side–for maximum clarity and coverage to the front of the crowd. All systems were powered and processed by a total of 14 LA-RAKs loaded with L-ACOUSTICS LA8 amplified controllers.

Marcio Pilot, co-owner of Loudness and director of the company’s sound reinforcement and live recording divisions, notes that Bocelli’s FOH engineer, Andrea Taglia, was highly pleased with the K1 system’s performance. “Andrea Taglia is a brilliant audio engineer with a tremendous ear for detail,” he says. “He normally specifies KUDO and V-DOSC for Bocelli, but we were able to provide him with K1 for this performance and it sounded truly fantastic — extremely clear and natural — under his control. We heard glowing comments from many people on how incredible the entire performance sounded that evening.”

According to Taglia, himself, “Working with Loudness was even better than I could have imagined. They provided the same standard that I am accustomed to in Europe and the US, offering the highest quality gear like K1 and a hard-working professional crew to support it. It was a real dream!”

In the months since taking delivery of its K1 system, Loudness has used it on a diverse range of artists, including Bon Jovi, Rush, Eminem (F1 Rocks Festival), Rammstein, Tiesto, Motorhead, Norah Jones, Paramore and many Brazilian performers. The sound company also deployed the system at a huge New Year’s Eve celebration for more than two million people on Rio’s Copacabana Beach. Pilot adds that “the impressions of the system are always positive. It’s a joy for engineers to use, and we even hear the audiences comment on the sound quality and power. From Bocelli to Rush, K1 is a perfect system for any stadium-sized performance.”

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L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a “total system approach.” L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.

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