Dynamic Productions is the first production company in the US to take delivery of the Aero 40A Advanced Line Array System from D.A.S. Audio.
The firm's owner, Brian Rosenblum, bought 24 Aero 40A enclosures and put them into action straight away. The system was first put to use in Ramapo, New York at a concert featuring rock band .38 Special, as well as the country and southern rock group the Charlie Daniels Band.
“For this project, we had to provide coverage for an audience of roughly 6,500 people,” Rosenblum said. “To accommodate this, our setup included all twenty-four Aero 40A loudspeakers – flown with 12 elements each for the right and left hangs. For low frequency support, we used 16 D.A.S. LX-218CA high performance, powered subwoofers at ground level. For front fills, we deployed four Aero 12A powered two-way line array elements, and we also used another twelve Aero 12As for the outfills. We also deployed eight D.A.S. Road 15A powered two-way stage monitors for the performers.”
When asked about the main benefits of this particular system, Rosenblum was keen to stress the effectiveness of the loudspeakers' self-powered design. “I love the fact that the entire D.A.S. system is self-powered,” he continued. “By using powered loudspeakers, there are never any issues about using the right amps for the various loudspeakers. Equally important, the self-powered design eliminates the need for racks of amplifiers, which can be very heavy. Not only does this solve the issue of where to place the amp racks, it also reduces the weight that we have to transport considerably – and this helps us contain transportation expenses.”
And on the new Aero 40A set-up, Rosenblum has this to say: “I really appreciate the fact that the Aero 40A incorporates connectivity for remote monitoring and control and has a package of integrated electronics that includes the digital signal processing engine and a new 2,000W (4,000W peak) amplifier. The system has excellent horizontal and vertical dispersion characteristics that make it much easier to provide consistent coverage throughout the audience area and the rigging hardware makes flying the system quick and easy with lots of options for splay adjustment. But most importantly, these loudspeakers sound great.”
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