For the second year, and EAW Avalon loudspeakers were chosen as a primary sound system for the tenth annual Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington.
Decibel Festival management chose the loudspeakers because they are optimized for dance clubs. As one of the world’s premier electronic music festivals, it set the benchmark for state-of-the-art club sound in the global dance community.
Decibel Festival’s Technical Director Vance Galloway reported that Avalon’s performance throughout the four days of live shows was an enormous hit with the audience and the artists. Some of the acts that performed using Avalon loudspeakers include Juan Atkins, Machinedrum, Lorde, The Orb, and Shabazz Palaces.
“Today’s electronic music is redefining the requirements for PA systems,” explains Galloway, who is also a systems tech and sound engineer specializing in electronic music. “Extended bass, extreme transients and reliance on ultra high fidelity are hallmarks of the new era of electronic music…and frankly, most PA systems simply can’t keep up.
“However, the Avalon system is, by far, the most amazing purpose-built PA system I have ever heard for electronic music. It’s simply in a league of its own.”
Decibel Festival’s Founder and President Sean Horton recounted, “there was considerable hype around the world debut of Machinedrum’s Vapor City Live performance, and I thought the club never sounded better thanks to EAW’s bass cabinets. It was a pinnacle moment for the festival.”
The Avalon systems deployed at the Decibel Festival included CLUB.two high-output, full-range loudspeaker systems, the award-winning SUB.two hybrid subwoofers, and the double 21-inch SB2001. In addition, compact CLUB.three full-range systems made an encore appearance as near-field monitors at multiple venues.
Horne Audio supported the events with Lab.gruppen amplification.