First customer for Dynacord Xa-2 system
Banana Row is a multi-faceted music operation, incorporating rehearsal and recording facilities, instrumental teaching and PA/backline rental services for a wide range of customers. Having only taken delivery of the new Dynacord Xa-2 system at the end of May, the rush was on to gain some real-world experience with the system before the high-profile G8 summit event.
The first outing for the new system was at Edinburgh's biggest free festival, the Meadows Festival. Craig Hunter of Banana Row used the complete Xa-2 system, comprising two FX12 top boxes, with four FX20 bass bins. The system comes complete with Xa 4000 amplifiers, which have integrated processors.
"The system met with a really positive reaction from engineers and technical staff," says Craig, who first discovered Dynacord as a touring musician in Germany. "Originally, we were looking at the Cobra system, but chose the Xa-2 because it is quicker to set up. It's at the high-quality end of the market, but it's not as complicated as many other systems, which makes it easier for engineers to use. And of course, the sound quality was a major factor in our decision: the system is compact but it has the high SPLs necessary for outdoor festivals."