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Tempus Fugit: Making “The Green Monster” Come Alive In Vegas

Truth In Audio finally goes public with the restomodded Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) KF750 three-way concert loudspeakers.

By Bernie Broderick February 15, 2019

The Green Monster clusters (a.k.a., “restomodded” EAW KF750s) flanking the StageLine stage in Las Vegas.

Time flies. That was foremost among many thoughts as we were traveling to participate in the LDI show in Las Vegas last October with a “restomod” loudspeaker system that was about 95 percent complete. As detailed here and here, my organization, Truth In Audio, took on the quest of outfitting a series of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) KF750 three-way concert loudspeakers, introduced in the 1990s, with modern components.

As to the remaining five percent of the project, well, it would need to be handled on the show site, including the completion of two enclosures, the loading of the specialized processor settings from Dave Gunness of Fulcrum Acoustics, some various other odds and ends – and then, how about we hear this system for the very first time in front of numerous production personnel from around the industry!

One of my primary goals with this system, which we dubbed “The Green Monster,” was to witness (and participate in as well), from a first-hand standpoint, the collaboration between like-minded people. As our ShowHauler pulled into the parking lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, I was greeted with a contingent of professionals, all offering their time and expertise to make this happen.

There was Chris Anderson, the owner of Anderson Audio, who provided the system in the first place, as well as noted front of house engineer Robert Scovill, who all along has made a huge effort to participate.

Robert Scovill at the helm of the Gamble EX56 console.

Then there were the friends who jumped in like audio veterans Martin Frey, Vic Wagner and Matt McQuaid – all people I’ve both worked with over the years in addition to developing wonderful friendships. Last but certainly not least, there was Chris Wilson, who had made the journey from Texas to Escondido, CA and then on to Las Vegas with the front of house package provided by Sound Image.


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About Bernie

Bernie Broderick
Bernie Broderick

Bernie Broderick is the founder of Truth in Audio and a veteran of live production with nearly 30 years of experience from sound company owner, pro-touring FOH, systems technician to 17 years as an educator for EAW. He was also one of the initial collaborators of the ADAPTive line of products and has worked intimately with hundreds of shows and numerous tours that utilize the product line.
https://www.truth-in-audio.com/home-page-2/

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Allan Bagley says

I am one of a very few people who actually arrayed KF750 boxes in that way, both horizontally and vertically, on the road on tours around 2004. Unique box. If anyone makes a 35x35 high power point source box today I have not found it. We generally had good results with them and still own some for an annual gig we have not found a better product for.

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