February 13, 2013, by PSW Staff
Rental company Eko Geluid & lichttechniek, based in Silvolde NL, recently took delivery of an Outline point-source system.
Currently the system is out in use on the Beethoven Rocks tour which they needed a powerful and compact stack PA system. After testing, the Outline system was chosen due to its impressive sonic performance, its light weight and small size.
Eko’s Outline system is composed of eight Outline Doppia II 5040, two Outline Doppia II 9075 and twelve Outline DBS 18-2 subwoofers. All of the boxes are driven by nine Outline T-Series amps (5 & 11) while the signal processing is managed by Outline Genius 24.
The Doppia system features a power to size ratio that is unique in the point-source system scenario. The system has a peak SPL of 139 dB @ 1 metre with a frequency response ranging from 61 Hz to 19.7 kHz. Each stack of four large-diameter components each with fiberglass waveguides loading the mid-high frequencies (LF 2 x 12” - MF 1 x 10” - HF 1 x 3”).
“Nowadays, it seems the market only thinks in terms of line arrays, but I can assure you that on many occasions a well-balanced conventional stack PA system is still a better choice than a poorly positioned line array system,” Eko’s owner Erik Koster, states. “The bands we serve all demand very high audio quality and Outline delivers just that.”
“Outline is one of the few pro audio brands manufacturing powerful conventional stack PA systems as well as high performance line arrays,” adds Axel Nagtegaal, owner of The Audio Specialists (Outline’s distributor for Benelux and Germany). “We realize there’s an on-going demand for these systems and Outline’s Doppia combined with DBS subs form an extremely powerful but easy to work with system that fulfils this demand.”