Alcons reinforces Amsterdam New Year party
The Netherlands - The New Year's event Top 2000 In Concert was not only an appropriate end of the year 2009, It was also the closing ceremony of the eleventh edition of the annual music marathon on Radio 2.

The closing concert took place in Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall and was broadcast on Radio 2 and the second Dutch television channel on 1 January 2010, immediately after the clock struck 0:00 marking the end of 2009.

This eleventh edition saw national and international artists performing their own song plus one personal favourite from the Top2000. The artists included Acda en de Munnik, Ruth Jacot, Spandau Ballet, Jamie Cullum, Björn Again, Lee Towers, Rowwen Hèze and Jeroen van der Boom.

The live-sound was engineered by The Ribbon Network member Hof Audio from Haren, the Netherlands, supplying FOH and stage monitoring. The system was designed by Bart Hof. The main system consisted of two flown arrays of 24 units Alcons LR16 compact line array systems, complemented by groundstacked subwoofers.

The front-fill system was configured using a total of 12 units of Alcons LR14 ultra-compact line-array systems.

Hof is using the LR14 more frequently as front-fill and is very positive about it: "The LR14's small front- and footprint make this speaker ideal for this application, although being an array speaker."

(Jim Evans)

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