By Nigel Redmon • December 1, 2011 Left to right: An SLS sound engineer (not ID'd), Daniel Grubac, technical support for DV2, Alex "Boule" Borel, SLS PA tech, Leon Van Empel, SLS owner, and Didier Dal Fitto, DV2 chief engineer SLS has just become the second company in France to invest in Adamson Systems Engineering’s Project Energia as a beta partner. The sound company, which has 15 full-time personnel and some 140 free-lancers, has an entire loudspeaker inventory made up exclusively of Adamson products, including Metrix, SpekTrix, Y10, Y18, SX 18, Point Series and M Series monitors, housed in a 36,000-square-foot building in Ales, with a second location in Montpellier. Though the company is focused mainly on festivals and corporate events, it also works with a few tours. A main client since 2007 being the French band ‘Les Ogres Barback’ (nicknamed The Ogre), which is currently on tour with SLS’s new Adamson E15 system. The band’s vast repertoire of intricate songs and complex arrangements are a great showcase for the capabilities of the E15. The new system was sold by Adamson’s long-time French distributors, DV2. “Our relationship with Adamson and DV2 is simply a wonderful success story,” states Leon van Empel, SLS owner and production manager. “DV2 not only offers first class support and service, but they also offer the best sound reinforcement products and turnkey packages available on the market. “Since our first investment in our hire department, we have evolved to break through into the permanent installation field as well. We started as a small local company with some enthusiastic technicians; and have since steadily attracted bigger and better jobs.” Regarding Project Energia, van Empel says, “The Adamson Y10 and Y18 are masters of their class. No discussion. Therefore, we were very excited to get our hands on the new E15. Thanks to the advancements of Adamson’s exceptional proprietary drivers and fantastic easy-to-use-rigging, the system is demonstrating a precise and smooth coverage with incredible power and extraordinary clarity in every venue so far. But it’s truly no surprise; it is the Adamson signature.” Brock Adamson, president and CEO of Adamson Systems Engineering, states, “SLS has been a committed Adamson provider in France for years. When we invited our key European partners to preview Energia in its infancy last year, SLS was right at the top of the list. I have no doubt that Leon and his team will be a great addition to the global team of Energia users.” Adamson Systems Engineering Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Adamson Loudspeakers New Products Poll Sound Companies · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.