Germany - Powersoft's flagship amplifiers were out in force recently at the annual Bardentreffen Festival in Nuremberg - one of a number of successful deployments around the world during the busy festival system.
For the second consecutive year, Powersoft partner Barowski AG provided sound reinforcement for the main stage, situated on the Hauptmarkt in front of the city's main town hall, bidding successfully for the contract, issued by organisers, the City of Nuremberg.
Billed as "Germany's largest world music festival", and attracting more than 200,000 visitors over the three days, for its 41st edition, Bardentreffen focused on a variety of music from around the globe under the theme Sounds of the Islands.
Barowski AG had first fielded their X8 racks for the 2015 edition, but according to Michael Barowski, chairman of the board, they increased their inventory for this year. "We now have five X8 racks and an additional X4 touring set," he said. "Each amp in our rental stock occupies a single rack for maximum flexibility."
In addition to the X4/X8, the production company also deployed additional Powersoft amps for other applications, such as driving delays and near-fill speakers.
The main PA in this case consisted of EV X-Line, with further EV Xi-series enclosures deployed for out-fill and near-fill duties as well as drum-fill on stage. Other monitor speakers included wedges from Rocksound and L-Acoustics.
The move to Powersoft had been carefully thought-out. "We spent a lot of time researching how to replace our stock of different amps and con