Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/songwriter/producer and actor Daddy Yankee recently performed his version of urban music to an enthusiastic audience of approximately 18,000 people at the Center Court of the Hotel Lifesyle Holiday Vacation Club with sound reinforcement compliments of D.A.S. Audio line arrays.
The Center Court is one big outdoor performance venue, so when the crowds approach the maximum 20,000 person capacity—as they did for the Daddy Yankee concert—a serious sound reinforcement system was required. Dominican Republic-based Enlab, a technical production services company specializing in audio, lighting, video, and staging for concerts, tours, and special events, provided a sizable assortment of loudspeakers from D.A.S.’ Aero Series 2 and Road product lines.
Ultimately, the Enlab team deployed a setup consisting of forty D.A.S. Aero 40A powered, 3-way line array elements, twenty-nine LX-218CA powered, high performance subwoofers, ten Aero 12A powered, 2-way line array enclosures, and two Road 12A powered stage monitors.
The main stage setup included thirty-two Aero 40A line arrays—16 enclosures each for the left and right hangs. Low frequency support was handled by six LX-218CA subs per side beneath the left – right hangs plus another twelve LX-218CA’s across the center of the stage—with front fill covered by Aero 12A’s.
A delay setup of eight Aero 40A’s—positioned four enclosures each for left and right. The side fill setup included six Aero 12A enclosures along with four LX-218CA subs. The DJ was equipped with two Road 12A powered monitors along with an LX-218CA subwoofer.
“This is a very potent system with impressive sonic quality throughout the frequency range,” explains Enlab CEO Emmanuel Martinez, who served as a system technician for the concert. “The system delivered impressive low end while the high frequency sound was just right. The sound quality of the D.A.S. equipment is exceptional, with broad horizontal dispersion and excellent throw. This resulted in a system that delivered consistent coverage throughout the venue.”
“I also love the fact that the entire system is self-powered,” Martinez continued. “The self-powered design means that you needn’t be concerned about matching suitable amps for the loudspeakers and there’s no need to worry about where the amp racks will go. Further, this arrangement streamlines system cabling and helps with more efficient truck pack. Perhaps best of all, the D.A.S. equipment is extremely reliable.”