D.A.S. Audio is pleased to announce that Dynamic Productions USA, a full event production, sound, lighting and staging company headquartered in Orangeburg, NY with offices in Miami, FL and New Jersey, is the first firm in the nation to take delivery of a new Aero 40A Advanced Line Array System (ALAS™).
With a comprehensive range of advanced features, the new Aero 40A marks the beginning of a new breed of line arrays incorporating the latest in waveguide design, power electronics, and digital signal processing.
Brian Rosenblum, owner of Dynamic Productions USA, purchased twenty-four Aero 40A enclosures and placed them into service almost immediately—and with great success.
The system’s first use occurred in Ramapo, NY. The concert included performances by the legendary rock band .38 Special as well as country and southern rock extraordinaire the Charlie Daniels Band.
“For this project, we had to provide coverage for an audience of roughly 6,500 people,” Rosenblum explained. “To accommodate this, our setup included all twenty-four Aero 40A loudspeakers—flown with twelve elements each for the right and left hangs.
“For low frequency support, we used sixteen D.A.S. LX-218CA high performance, powered subwoofers at ground level. For front fills, we deployed four Aero 12A powered, 2-way line array elements, and we also used another twelve Aero 12As for the outfills.
“We also deployed eight D.A.S. Road 15A powered, 2-way stage monitors for the performers.”
“I love the fact that the entire D.A.S. system is self-powered,” he said. “By using powered loudspeakers, there are never any issues about using the right amps for the various loudspeakers.
“Equally important, the self-powered design eliminates the need for racks of amplifiers, which can be very heavy. Not only does this solve the issue of where to place the amp racks, it also reduces the weight that we have to transport considerably—and this helps us contain transportation expenses.”
Bob Workman, FOH engineer for the Charlie Daniels Band, was very impressed with the performance of the Aero 40A system, “The 40 is the ‘baddest’ single 12 box on the planet. It has amazing extended, smooth response on both ends of the spectrum. I love it.”
Rosenblum was impressed that the Aero 40A incorporates connectivity for remote monitoring and control and has a package of integrated electronics that includes the digital signal processing engine and a new 2,000 W (4,000 Wpeak) amplifier.
“The system has excellent horizontal and vertical dispersion characteristics that make it much easier to provide consistent coverage throughout the audience area and the rigging hardware makes flying the system quick and easy with lots of options for splay adjustment,” he adds. “But most importantly, these loudspeakers sound great!”
During the period when his company was considering the purchase of the Aero 40A line array system, there were many questions that needed to be answered.
“The entire D.A.S. team was great,” he reports. “Carlos Henao, D.A.S. Audio’s U.S. Accounts Manager, is the ultimate professional. He came out, showed us how the gear worked, and made sure that we were comfortable using it. He made it a great experience.”
Rosenblum concludes, “I am very pleased with the new system. The sound is excellent, the hardware makes rigging and break down much easier, and D.A.S. Audio’s support has our back every step of the way. I am one very happy customer!”