PRG Las Vegas fires up DNC-related events with V-DOSC
DENVER, Colorado – September 2008 — The Las Vegas location of Production Resource Group (PRG) reports that it deployed full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems for two high-profile events staged in Denver during the recent Democratic National Convention.
The first production, Rock The Vote’s “Ballot Bash”, served as a star-studded event showcasing the power of the youth vote in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. Featuring performances from Fall Out Boy, N*E*R*D, Jakob Dylan and others, Ballot Bash rocked over 2,500 attendees at the tri-level Ellie Caulkins Opera House starting at 10:00 p.m. on August 25th, providing an energizing close to the first day of DNC festivities.
According to PRG Las Vegas lead audio engineer John Wrote, the venue had an existing L-ACOUSTICS system comprised of 12 dV-DOSC per side for FOH, a cluster of eight ARCS addressing the upper balcony, and a dozen SB118 subwoofers. To better accommodate the intensity of the acts that night, PRG supplemented the rig with an additional five V-DOSC per side ground-stacked on the stage and accompanied by four SB28 subs set up in a cardioid configuration directly behind them. Monitoring for the evening was handled by 16 of PRG’s newly purchased 115XT HiQ wedges, all driven by LA8 amplified controllers. Furthermore, side-fill was delivered by two ARCS over two SB28 per side, while six 108a were positioned across the stage lip for front-fill.
Then, on Wednesday afternoon, Wrote put many of those same enclosures into action at a rally attended by hundreds of healthcare workers, delegates, advocates and working families in Sunken Gardens Park, just steps away from the Pepsi Center. Hosted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the “Rally To Fix Healthcare NOW” featured performances from Chuck D and Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie, and Denver’s own DeVotchKa, plus speeches from noted author and radio commentator Jim Hightower among others.
The loudspeaker complement for the healthcare rally included four V-DOSC and four SB28 (cardioid) per side, as well as a number of 115XT HiQ monitors and pair of self-powered 108P in a nearby tent.
“Seeing that the venue for Rock The Vote’s Ballot Bash already had a permanent L-ACOUSTICS system installed, it made sense to supplement the rig with products from the same family,” says Wrote. “Plus, we knew that the boxes we brought with us would also need to be able to cover anywhere from a couple hundred up to a couple thousand people for the healthcare rally, so V-DOSC was the logical choice there as well.
“But, honestly, L-ACOUSTICS is the only product I care to use these days. And not just V-DOSC; the company’s newer products are fantastic, too. Our office in Vegas just took delivery of 18 115XT HiQ stage wedges and I’ve been extremely pleased with them. Plus, I just did a Daughtry concert at Red Rock Casino using 20 SB28 subs and they produced the most thunderous sound. I was absolutely stunned. I’d say that it was the equivalent of the 32 older SB218 subs we had out on the last Nickelback tour, which is amazing.”
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 KUDO, 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 North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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