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Stanco Repeats Success With Martin Audio At Fair St. Louis

St. Louis, MO––A quintessential celebration of American Independence, Fair St. Louis was held for several days over the July 4th holiday and featured Air Shows during the day and a series of concerts highlighted by fireworks at night.

The concerts were staged under the iconic St. Louis Arch and this year featured headliners Heart, Third Eye Blind and Dierks Bentley. Audio, video and lighting was again provided by Stanco Productions with a crew that included Sam Wehrmeyer (Technical Director), Brennan Houser (Monitors), Justin Slazas (FOH, System Tech) and Matt Nichols (A2).

For optimum coverage, Stanco deployed 32 Martin Audio W8LCs supplemented by 12 Martin Audio W8LM’s and 4 Martin Audio W8LMD’s for sidefill and downfill. The setup also included Crown amplification, XTA processing and two Avid Profile consoles.

Asked why Stanco again opted for this setup, Wehrmeyer said, “Martin Audio has been solid for three years running. The speakers continue to amaze us here at Stanco.

“We do sound, video and lighting at Fair St. Louis, but the reason we keep getting hired back every year is because of our superior sound. Every year, the client says that it’s the best sound they’ve ever heard outdoors, and that’s why they keep coming back. Martin Audio not only sounds great, it’s our best sales tool. When you sound better than everyone else there’s no reason to look elsewhere.”

Photo credit: Kelly K. Wright Photography

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Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.