Lima-based DBLUX S.A.C. recently debuted its new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system at the Pilsen Callao Festival in Lima’s National Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Nacional).
The LEO system is the first in Peru, and it supported an all-star Latin American lineup headlined by salsa star RubénBlades. Covering over 120 meters (more than 350 feet) of the concert field with no delay towers, the LEO system made a strong impression on veteran FOH mixers.
“I’ve worked with almost every line array from the major makers, but I’ve never before had that feeling of unlimited headroom, where there is always room for more, and uniformity is still preserved,” recounts Guillermo “Memo” Gómez, FOH engineer for Rubén Blades. “LEO is very different from other systems. The sound quality and coverage are exceptional.”
The system was purchased by Andres Cuadros and Guillermo Riera, co-owners of DBLUX S.A.C. It includes 30 LEO-M line array loudspeakers, six MICA line array loudspeakers for down fill, 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, and a Galileo Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and one Galileo 616 AES processor.
“We invested in LEO because it sets a new standard for power and clarity in large systems,” explains Andres Cuadros. “It also integrates seamlessly with our existing Meyer Sound loudspeaker inventory so we can offer a complete high-performance system. This gives us a great competitive advantage.”
The Lima concert was the first opportunity for many engineers to mix on a LEO system. “It was an incomparable feeling,” says Ender Torres, FOH engineer for Adolescentes Orquesta. “LEO is unmatched by any other line array system due to its quality, versatility, sound pressure, and accurate definition at all frequencies.”
Also mixing on LEO for the first time was Jose Quique Vives, FOH engineer for Tego Calderón. “It was one of my best mixing experiences,” he says. “The system has flat sound projection over very long distances, and is very efficient in the high frequencies. The presence of the sound made my work easy.”
Shortly after its National Stadium debut, the LEO system provided reinforcement for 30,000 people attending Festival Claro at Lima’s Plaza San Martin.
As one of the Latin America’s premier sound providers, DBLUX S.A.C. has supported performances by regional acts as well as international stars such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Justin Bieber.