Four of 12 Stages at the Recent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Driven by Powersoft
NEW ORLEANS, LA â€“ JUNE 29, 2009 â€“ Powersoft, a world leading manufacturer of superior quality power amplifiers for the professional audio market, delivers amplifiers to the professional market that offer superior operating performance in difficult physical, climatic and electrical environments. Used by multiple sound companies to drive the rhythms and blues for four of the 12 stages at the recent 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, Powersoft amplifiers provided the clear, clean sound necessary to inspire the audiences from the Gospel Tent to the Gentilly Stage. Because of the low operating temperatures and performance reliability, Powersoft amplifiers were the perfect choice for the sometimes challenging conditions.
â€œWe invested in Powersoft amplifiers several years ago and their performance under extreme conditions is remarkable,â€? says Ernie Greene, president and CEO of Chicago-based Sound of Authority. â€œThe Powersoft design gives us a light-weight, one rack space amplifier that offers high power output, extremely high efficiency and superior damping. These amplifiers donâ€™t draw as much power as a traditional designed unit, and, as we find ourselves getting into 220 volt operating situations on cruise ships, the Powersoft amplifiers automatically switch themselves to match the AC conditions. For New Orleans, we provided the audio for the Congo Square Stage and the sound was great. We have had nothing but kudos and compliments from nationally known sound engineers everywhere about the fantastic sound of the Powersoft Amplifiers. New Orleans was no exception to this rule.â€?
Powersoftâ€™s design philosophy is centered on providing high quality, high power audio combined with high efficiency, green-inspired performance. The K series amplifiers deliver high power in a light-weight, single rack space package that offers over 90 percent efficiency. This means that Powersoft amplifiers run 40 percent to 60 percent more efficiently than a traditional amplifier design for the same output wattage. Powersoft also can operate in a wide range of line voltage situations, continuing flawless audio even when the line voltage exceeds the normal operational range. Powersoft amplifiers draw far less current than a traditional design, so their heat output is considerably reduced, certainly a positive factor for providing audio systems in New Orleans.
â€œWe used Powersoft amplifiers for the FOH subs and the stage monitor systems at the Sheraton N.O. Fais Do-Do stage,â€? says Chris Brown, owner of SOUNd CHeK in New Orleans. â€œWhy did we use them? Powersoft amplifiers come in a small package, deliver high power, crystal clear audio with incredibly tight bass and they are very dependable. We are in a tropical climate and we get heat indexes without an amp rack full of amps of 105-106 degrees all the time. It just pays to have an amplifier that can operate in any environment and this is especially important in a tropical style environment like New Orleans. Powersoft really delivers for us.â€?
Commenting on the sound quality for the Gospel Tent, Production Manager Eddie Pearce says, â€œI can tell you that the right combination of electronics, speakers, amps and personnel gave us a great sound.â€? The system for the Gospel Tent was provided by Kingston Audio, New Orleans, and was powered by Powersoft.
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Farmingdale, NY, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs. For more information, visit the Powersoft Web site at www.powersoft-audio.com.