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Outline GTO Reinforces Ralf In Bikini

Emporio On Stage provides GTO line arrays and Mantas 28 loudspeakers for annual beach party in Italy's Romagna Riviera.

By PSW Staff June 19, 2019

Now in its ninth year, “Ralf in Bikini” features twelve hours of techno, house and minimal music, from noon to midnight with Italian and international DJs, such as Ralf, the event’s protagonist, accompanied by a top-grade line-up. All this in the setting of a truly unique location: Cattolica’s Bikini Disco Dinner, an avant-garde beach area open night and day.

For the first time, the 2019 edition of Ralf in Bikini featured the use of an Outline GTO loudspeaker system. The ‘large-format’ line array utilizes four 3-inch compression drivers loaded by the (patented) double parabolic reflection waveguide (DPRWG), four 8-inch midrange and two 15-inch woofers (weighing in at just 95 kg).

Emporio On Stage from Scandicci (Florence) was the rental company responsible for the sound design and the installation of the Outline systems, using GTO as the main rig and Mantas 28 systems for both the beach stage and the roofed zone.

Mauro Bianchi, owner of the White Events agency and co-organizer of Ralf in Bikini, as well a well-known personality in the world of night entertainment organization and more, states, “I’d already had the pleasure of listening to the GTO at Rimini’s Music Inside Festival, in an indoor situation, and greatly appreciated its “elegant badness.”

“At Ralf in Bikini, it was the first time I’d heard it outdoors, and I was even more satisfied: the sound performance and the impact on the public was beyond my rosiest expectations, to the point that we even received compliments from normal clients – not just experts. It’s a system that sounds “violent” (in a positive sense) but, at the same time, with elegance and precision. Compared with other rigs that sound “violent” but not elegant, or vice-versa, with GTO there’s the perfect combination. We’ve already reconfirmed it for the 2020 edition of Ralf in Bikini, which will be the tenth and – advance news! – we’ll be launching a stage dedicated exclusively to live music. I’ll try to use GTO whenever I can. For me it is currently the reference point.”

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