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L-Acoustics V-DOSC For 35th Anniversary Of German Band
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An L-Acoustics V-DOSC system has been used for the 35th anniversary show of Höhner, a German folk music band, at the 14,000-capacity Lanxess Arena, Cologne.

The concert - Wenn Nicht Jetzt Wann Dann (If Not Now Then When) - which featured special guests Guildo Horn, DJ Ötzi and the Kölner Symphonie, was televised by German broadcaster WDR and recorded for a live CD. While popular across Germany, the band are enormous in their hometown of Cologne and sing in the local dialect of that region.

Cologne-based PA rental company Event-Solution put together a large and complex L-Acoustics system to cover the stalls and lower balcony of the arena.

Event-Solution’s Jochen Gotzen used 12 V-DOSC line source cabinets per side as the main PA system, with a total of 20 dV-DOSC compact line source speakers: three per side as downfills and seven per side as outfills.

This was supplemented with 12 Kiva ultra compact line source array cabinets: four per side as nearfills and four as nearfills along the front of the stage; two Kilo low frequency extension cabinets per side as nearfills; and two configurations of eight SB218 subwoofers in sub arc mode along the front of the stage.

The system was powered by two LA4 amplified controller racks, 12 RK 12/2 and four RK 12/4.

“We always use a setup like this in the Lanxess Arena, “Sometimes we use a large amount of dV-DOSC cabinets, but in this case we chose to use V-DOSC because of its powerful low-mid range combined with the fine high frequency characteristics, as it was important to have very good intelligibility of speech and lyrics.

“One of the main reasons for using L-Acoustics in this arena – apart from the great sound of course - is to save us from the hard reflections which come from the glass balconies. The straight vertical coverage of DOSC prevents the sound from hitting the glass-fronted VIP boxes surrounding the whole arena, with both VDOSC and dVDOSC overcoming this problem of hard reflections perfectly.”

For more information:
L-Acoustics Website

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