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Gand Concert Sound Invests In Adamson

Early adopter of technologies and trends since 1976 adds E12 and S10 line arrays, E119 subwoofers, and E-Racks to rental inventory.

By PSW Staff June 1, 2017

(L-R) Don Ludwig, Ludwig Marketing; Eric Dobson, tech; Bob Murr, tech; Alex Kociper, GCS staff tech; Tim Swan, GCS VP/GM; Joe Perona, GCS staff tech; Adam Rosenthal, tech; Nick Dahl, GCS staff tech; Rick Woida, Adamson applications engineer & Brian Fraser, Adamson senior applications engineer. (Credit: Tommy G.)

Bolstering its reputation as an industry innovator, Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Elk Grove Village, IL recently took delivery of a large inventory of E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers from Adamson Systems Engineering.

“After several years of research, we zeroed in on Adamson’s latest concert sound packages,” shares Gary Gand, president of the company bearing his name. “The last decade has seen many refinements in line array technology, and we believe Adamson manufactures the best available rig, so that’s where we made our investment.”

GCS has been in business since 1976. The company was an early adopter of technologies and trends including tri-amping, the use of real-time acoustic analyses on location, flown rigging, multi-tier delay speakers, and in 1988 became the first Apple Computer dealer in the music industry. The investment in Adamson is a continuation of the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation.

The package includes a significant complement of Adamson’s E12 three-way, true line source enclosures, S10 two-way, full range sub-compact line array cabinets, and E119 subwoofers, plus a number of E-Rack unified rack solutions, featuring Lab.gruppen amplification with Lake processing and Dante audio networking functionality.

“We were looking for a new rider-friendly system that could work for all of the applications that GCS is known for, from large outdoor festivals and sports arenas to high-profile corporate events and mid-sized golden lady theaters,” offers GCS vice president Tim Swan, who adds praise for the service the company has already received from Adamson – including the two-day Applied Certification training presented by Adamson factory experts Brian Fraser and Rick Woida in the days following the purchase.

The training took place at GCS’s warehouse near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and as Swan proudly states, the Adamson systems “gave the jumbo jets a run for their money.”

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