The annual RockstarÂ® Mayhem Festival, a summer metal institution four years running, will criss-cross North America from July through August with the ribbon-loaded Versarrayâ„¢ 212 line-array sound system from audio innovators Peavey Electronics.
As the exclusive sound system of the JÃ¤germeisterÂ® Mobile Stageâ€”a custom-built, traveling foldout stage housed in a 44-foot trailerâ€”the Peavey Versarray 212 will provide articulate sound reinforcement for metal and hard rockâ€™s heaviest artists, a challenge that the Versarray has more than handled on all four Rockstar Mayhem Festival tours.
â€œProducing a heavy rock concert can be difficult because there is so much going on in the music,â€? said Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing and Brand Development at JÃ¤germeister. â€œThe Versarray solves that through incredible sonic articulation, consistency and a fully dynamic listening experience.â€?
The JÃ¤germeister Mobile Stage features twin arrays of eight Versarray 212 enclosures per side plus sixteen thundering Versarray 218 subwoofers. Each VR212 enclosure is outfitted with two 12â€? Black WidowÂ® woofers, four planar ribbon drivers and ten midrange drivers. The proprietary ribbon drivers are mounted to a manifold line source that work with the specially designed midrange drivers to create a high-energy field that enables critically damped operation with immediate transient response. All 16 line-array components utilize neodymium magnets that yield lighter weight and greater efficiency over traditional magnet designs.
â€œThe Peavey Versarray 212 is a big leap forward for sound reinforcement technology,â€? said Dave Summers, Road and Production Manager for the JÃ¤germeister Mobile Stage. â€œI have used the Peavey Versarray system since day one, and I couldnâ€™t be happier with the sound and performance. Itâ€™s the ideal system for modern touring situations, where performance and efficiency are matters of necessity.â€?
The Versarray line-array system is managed by Peavey Architectural AcousticsÂ® DigitoolÂ® processors and powered by twenty-four Crest AudioÂ® Pro 9200â„¢ amplifiers and six Pro 8200â„¢ amps. A combination of six Crest Audio Pro 9200, four Pro 8200 and four Pro 7200â„¢ amps provide power for the stageâ€™s Peavey QWÂ® monitor rig.
Peavey artists and Peavey 6505Â® and VypyrÂ® amplifier endorsers Trivium and Machine Head will perform on the 2011 Mayhem Tour.
Founded in 1965, PeaveyÂ® is one of the worldâ€™s largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and produces more than 2,000 products, which are distributed throughout the United States and to 136 other countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrixÂ®, Architectural AcousticsÂ®, Crest AudioÂ®, Composite AcousticsÂ® and Trace ElliotÂ® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 5,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.