November 29, 2012, by PSW Staff
Audio Systems Del Norte of Mexico has expanded its existing Adamson Systems inventory of Y-Axis, SpekTrix, T21 Subs, and M Series by adding 32 new Energia E15 loudspeakers.
Audio Systems has been serving concert tours in Mexico for more than 20 years, employing 60 full time employees.
In addition to audio, the full service company has staging, trussing, video and lighting departments, and also offers installation consultancy and services.
The new inventory was sold to Audio Systems by Showco, Adamson’s exclusive distributor for Mexico.
Adamson application engineer Ewan McDonald traveled to Audio Systems the week before the company took the new E15 rig out on its first tour, providing a two-day intensive training course covering all aspects of the new loudspeakers and related components.
Topics included 3D simulation in the new Blueprint AV software suite, design principles of the E15, preset management, and alignment.
“All of the system engineers had hands on training rigging the system to ensure the array was flown safely and quickly,” says McDonald. “Needless to say, all were extremely impressed with the new Autolock rigging system.”
On the last afternoon of training, McDonald took the crew through system alignment and pattern control techniques.
Audio Systems took delivery of its first Adamson system in 2001 for a Juan Gabriel show in Arena Monterrey. This time around, the new E15s were specified for initial use on the Mexican tour of Dos Pájaros Contraatacan (‘Two Counter Attacking Birds’) which began in Puebla in October.
The Latin, rock, and Trova band stopped in various types of venues along the tour, the smallest being an indoor auditorium for 5,000, and the largest a 20,000 outdoor Amphitheater in Chihuahua.
The system configuration varied from show to show, the largest being the Chihuahua show which featured additional delay PA made up of Adamson Y10s.
The mains during all stops were Adamson E15s flown with SpekTrix as front fill, Y10’s as side fill, flown and stacked T21s for LF extension, and M15 monitors on stage. All venue designs were mapped out using the Bluprint AV suite.
“The E15 is very fast to set up and it sounds very good,” states Jorge ‘Mortis’ Sánchez Montes, system tech for the tour. “In fact, I feel that it has better throw, higher SPL and delivers smoother coverage than other system. It really grabs you—it’s my favorite of the newly launched systems.”
Front of house engineer Juan Gonzales, who has been mixing the band for four years, notes, “This is our first time out with the E15, and I know already that the Energia system is pretty much superior, and I’m new to the system. Sincerely, I’m very happy. It’s a very linear PA system, and I like it more than the aging Y18. The truth is, I like Adamson’s project Energia very much, and it’s in my top choices for a PA.”
All tour dates were supported by Showco.