The Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio is hosting their first Spotlight Summer Nights series of concerts in an open-air amphitheater setting on the banks of the Ohio River.
Scheduled headliners for the series include Air Supply, Leann Rimes, Wynonna, Chevelle, Ronnie Dunn and Travis Tritt.
The “amphitheater” is a re-purposed parking lot with temporary staging and seating with an interstate running behind it. As such it is a venue that calls for proper sound control and reproduction.
Metro Detroit area-based Parks Audio Systems proposed a system from RCF loudspeakers to cover the outdoor grounds. Their choice – an RCF TT Series line array coupled with dB Technologies subwoofers.
The system is comprised of 8 RCF TTL33A active three-way cabinets flown per side along with 8 dB Technologies DVA S30N 18” subwoofers.
For sidefills, Parks added one RCF 4PRO 6001 three-way cabinet coupled with one dB Technologies DVA S20DP subwoofer per side. dB Technologies DVX DM15 active monitors cover the stage.
“My hats off to RCF for the support they have provided,” notes Parks Audio owner Gregg Parks. “Never in my years of having a sound company have I had the support of a manufacturer like I have from RCF.”
As the system is flown on a temporary basis for the shows, the fact it features RDNet is a critical component as they system literally gets set up the day of the show using a StageLine trailer for the summer events.
RDNet is RCF’s RS-485 proprietary protocol allowing for monitoring of all system components and control of system parameters. As the rig is flown for the show, all components including on-board amplifiers and each individual transducer can be tested to be in proper working order. And, with RDNet control, Parks is able to meet with the performer’s front-of-house engineer during rehearsal walk-through and apply any necessary changes needed in the system quickly to meet the artist’s sound requirements.