Dominican Republic - On 18 October 18th at the Centre Court of the Hotel Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/songwriter/producer and actor Daddy Yankee performed his version of urban music to an enthusiastic audience of approximately 18,000 people.

The Centre Court is one big outdoor performance venue, so when the crowds approach the maximum 20,000 person capacity - as they did for the Daddy Yankee concert - a serious sound reinforcement system is required. To ensure the music had all the power it needed, a sizeable assortment of loudspeakers drawn from the Aero Series 2 and Road catalogues of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio were placed into service.

Dominican Republic-based Enlab, a technical production services company specializing in audio, lighting, video, and staging for concerts, tours, and special events, was contracted to handle sound reinforcement for the Daddy Yankee concert.

Ultimately, the Enlab team deployed a setup consisting of forty D.A.S. Aero 40A powered, three-way line array elements, 29 LX-218CA powered, high performance subwoofers, 10 Aero 12A powered, 2-way line array enclosures, and two Road 12A powered stage monitors. Enlab CEO Emmanuel Martinez, who in addition to administering the company's business also serves as a system technician, discussed the project.

"The main stage setup included thirty-two Aero 40A line arrays - 16 enclosures each for the left and right hangs," Martinez explained. "For low frequency support, we placed six LX-218CA subs per side beneath the left - right hangs plus another twelve LX-218CA's across the centre of the stage. Front-fills were handled with four Aero 12A's. Our delay setup included eight Aero 40A's - positioned four enclosures each for left and right. The side-fill setup included six Aero 12A enclosures along with four LX-218CA subs. And for the DJ, we used two Road 12A powered monitors along with an LX-218CA subwoofer."

(Jim Evans)

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