Coda ViRAY passes Latin test
Thursday, 22 August 2019
codaCelebrating Latin American music in the Assago Forum
Italy - The Milan Latin Festival is a 10-week celebration of Latin American artists. They converge on the external area of the Assago Forum in Milan for 66 days of celebration from mid-June to mid-August, to deliver a varied programme of concerts to enthusiastic crowds. Artists such as the king of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee and fellow Puerto Rican, Ozuna, lit up the stage for sold-out shows.
At outdoor events such as this, where the hazards of dispersion are more pronounced, the true qualities of an audio system are laid bare and event technology provider Suono e Luci, chose Coda Audio to ensure that every artist performing during the two-month duration of the festival was heard loud and clear.
Claudio Saoncella, head of audio at Suono e Luci, customers of Coda Audio’s Italian distributor Decima 1948, opted for a ViRAY solution configured in Bi-Amp. The system was installed into the festival’s 1500sq.m outdoor area, which contained seating for more than 6,500. Reliability and precision were key to the task, given the duration of the event and the huge variety of acts to be presented.
For the main PA Suono e Luci installed 15 ViRAY (Bi-Amp) per side with three ViRAY per side for delay. Front-fill was delivered by four HOPS8 and side-fill by six TiRAY, 2 TiLOW and two SCV-F subs. Eight SCP-F subs arrayed across the front of the stage completed the system.
Front of house engineer for the festival William Geroli reports, “the system has a very good response across all the frequencies and the Dual Diaphragm coaxial wave driver and coupler technology are great. They are extremely efficient and always guarantee great results with high output and increased power handling. The reliability, ultra low distortion, fast optimised transient response and coherent wave guide are great too.”
Maurizio Mura, general manager of Suono e Luci - the first company in Italy to place its faith in Coda Audio, comments: “I’ve always thought that the audio quality of Coda systems is simply phenomenal. I’ve used it in various situations and contexts in the last three years - we provide light and audio to the biggest Italian musical productions - and the results are always incredible.”
(Jim Evans)

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