Both the GTX10 and GTX 12 large format line array were demonstrated
UK - Following the successful launch of the new TT+ Audio brand - and its flagship GTX passive line arrays - first in Italy, and more recently to the North American market at NAMM, it was the UK’s turn this month to put the fully integrated systems through their paces in front of UK rental companies, tour managers, sound engineers and system designers.
Two open days - at the Gateshead Glasshouse (formerly the Sage Gateshead) for northern professionals, followed by the Millennium Studios, Bedfordshire for those in the south paid dividends. While the prominent venue overlooking the Tyne drew in mainly sound engineers and tour managers, a number of high-profile rental companies set their compasses for the rural Beds location of Thurleigh, curious to see whether the reality of a system that has been designed from the ground up matched the hype.
According to Dean Davoile, head of RCF UK, it did so in spades. Aside from its sonic qualities, it was the high-speed deployment, enabled by the complementary accessory package, with easy transportation, handling, and cabling that really stood out, he noted.
Both the GTX10 and GTX 12 large format line array were demonstrated, both in the air and on the ground, enabling visitors to hear the systems with and without the matched GTS 29 subwoofer. The GTX 12 three-way system itself is geared to high-demand touring and large-scale installation applications, both indoors and out, equipped with eight purpose-designed transducers. The smaller GTX 10 two-way line array module, for medium applications, is equipped with three transducers, while the new GTS 29 is a dual 19” subwoofer that can be either ground-stacked or flown.
The pre-recorded Open Day demonstrations were followed by a live multitrack recording of a German reggae band… not as crazy as it sounds, since the full dynamic range, including the tonal qualities and timbre of brass instrument reproduction were experienced by all.
The demos had been programmed by TT+ Audio business development manager Andy Magee, who also provides tech support throughout Europe, and he explained his rationale. “I didn’t want to showcase the typical tracks that manufacturers tend to use. We created a video presentation and played some different stereo content followed by a live multitrack … this was a proper transient recording enabling visitors to see how the system genuinely performed.”
Dean Davoile adds: “We were able to get some valuable one-on-one time with visitors and although the top end rental providers are largely catered for [with premium PA’s] several companies expressed that they are clearly looking to purchase auxiliary systems for a variety of deployments which are not necessarily brand or rider driven.
“The takeaway is that if TT+ was an object of curiosity and casual interest before the presentation, that quickly converted to it being serious consideration by the end.”

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