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Highway Sound Chooses Electro-Voice Gear To Support Fountains Of Wayne In Concert

Fire Island event presented some unique sound reinforcement challenges

By PSW Staff July 21, 2009

Fountains of Wayne in concert on Fire Island with a host of Electro-Voice components

New York-based PA rental company Highway Sound recently provided sound reinforcement for power pop band Fountains Of Wayne for an outdoor concert on Fire Island, supplying a wide range of Electro-Voice components, including loudspeakers, monitors and power amplifiers..

“Residents of the community were basically donating the funds to make this event happen, so we wanted to provide good bang for the buck,” explains Jim Baron of Highway Sound. “The band needed eight monitors and we knew that the PA would need to project 100 feet for the more than 300 people that were expected to attend.

“And, because no cars are permitted on Fire Island, we also needed the system to be compact enough to be brought back and forth aboard a small ferry. In the end we went with Electro-Voice ZX loudspeakers, and set the band up to play right on the dock where the ferry dropped us off.”

Specifically, the band used Electro-Voice ZX1-90 and ZX3-90 loudspeakers as vocal monitors, with ZX5-90s deployed for keyboard and drum monitors. All were powered by EV Q66 amplifiers.

At the house position, Highway Sound chose EV ZX5-60s, setting up two loudspeakers per side to provide both medium throw and wide coverage. Baron’s team also brought a pair of EV Sb122s subwoofers along to provide extra low end.

“The concert went great,” says Baron. “Everyone was pleased with the sound and breakdown, and transport was a cinch. My thanks to EV once again for putting out such sensible, great-sounding product.”

Highway Sound Website
Electro-Voice Website

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