dBTechnologies wins plaudits at Sunsplash
Thursday, 26 September 2019
lion-stageThe Rototom Sunsplash Festival 2019
Spain - A dBTechnologies full-scale line array system together with the VIO S218 subwoofer powered the Lion Stage during the 2019 edition of biggest reggae live event in Europe that welcomed 202,000 attendees from 76 countries.
The Rototom Sunsplash Festival was created in 1991 in Codroipo, Italy, and grew steadily until it moved to Benicassim, Spain, in 2010. This year, seven million people could enjoy all the musical events thanks to the live streaming.
Giorgio ‘Kobra’ Carneli is the technical director of Rototom Sunsplash 2019: "For twenty-five years I have been responsible for the technical production of Rototom Sunsplash, specifically in the field of live event production. The first time I was able to listen to the VIO L212 system was during a demonstration at dBTechnologies headquarters in Italy, and I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality; the real potential of the PA emerged in the live situation. In facts, the VIO performance on Lion stage exceeded my expectations: powerful and well-defined bass, clear and balanced midrange and treble. Finally an Italian audio product that can compete in an international market. I’d like to thank dBTechnologies for its human and technical support.”
Massimo Gianaroli, technical director for Lion Stage, a professional in the reggae world for 15 years and a regular collaborator of the festival for five years, comments, “We must consider that we are inside a huge festival that is actually a city with many different venues, so the coverage of each area must be targeted so as not to interfere with others; in this situation the prediction of the control software has proved to be fully corresponding to the actual performance, ensuring optimized coverage and linearity.
“A second critical point was the positioning of the PA that was very close to the stage: I must admit that we have not had any problems of interference with the stage front or the monitor world that was placed 2m behind the system on the same bay: the PA proved to be very 'silent' at the back. The assembly and disassembly, moreover, were very quick. The mechanics of VIO L212 are definitely well conceived.”
On acoustics, Gianaroli says: "I appreciate the definition in the mid-high range and the good phase linearity over the entire spectrum. We have used VIO L210s and VIO S118 subwoofers as side-fills and they proved to be extremely effective, with a really precise and faithful sound reproduction.”
(Jim Evans)

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