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How it looked for the largest deployment of Funktion-One Vero and Vero VX systems for Creator Clash 2.0 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Funktion-One Vero & Vero VX Combine For Creator Clash 2.0 In Tampa

Boxing event attended by 30,000 at the Amalie Arena supported by Nomad Sound Systems deploying largest-ever deployment of Vero and Vero VX systems to deliver in-the-round coverage.

Funktion-One rental partner Nomad Sound Systems installed the largest-ever deployment of Vero and Vero VX loudspeaker systems for the recent Creator Clash 2.0 boxing event attended by 30,000 spectators at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL and thousands more viewers around the world who tuned in for the PPV broadcast.

Creator Clash’s producers selected Nomad Sound System as the audio supplier, explains company founder Leo Eckersdorff: “A friend of mine based in New York reached out as he was the producer of this event and wanted to have an audio partner local to Florida that he could trust. This was a first ‘in the round’ event for Nomad Sound Systems and I believe one of the largest ever Vero and Vero VX deployments.”

To meet the requirements of such a sizeable deployment, Nomad supplemented its own Funktion-One rental stock with Vero and Vero VX90 from Atlanta’s Beware Productions. The show being in the round determined a requirement for 360-degree coverage, leading to a configuration of six centrally positioned, outward-facing arrays. Four hangs of 12 Vero cabinets were positioned at each corner of the video cuboid flown above the center of the arena, along with two hangs of 12 Vero VX90s on the two longer pitch side edges, resulting in a total of 72 flown loudspeakers. The system was driven by Funktion-One D-Series amplifiers with onboard DSP.

Todd Konecny from Funktion-One’s US distributor, Coherent Distribution, provided the system design using Funktion-One’s simulation software, Projection. He states, “Vero was key to achieving proper coverage of the entire audience area, including the highest seats in the corners. The Vero system has extremely well-controlled directivity at distance, which helps to reduce reflections in this large of a space.

“The Vero VX90 is a medium-size cabinet that allows for a higher degree of articulation and excellent coverage up close to the hang,” Konecny adds. “The VX clusters on the sides had to cover directly below the hangs and all the way up to the nosebleed seats. The 12 cabinets could be angled in such a way that the top boxes were hitting the highest sections and the bottom cabinet was pointing down to the floor. It was perfect coverage with no need for frontfill.”

Eckersdorff concludes, “The system sounded great. Each of the hangs was split into two processing channels, long throw and short throw, enabling us to fine tune the level for both the people on the floor and those all the way up in the seats furthest away. The coverage was very smooth and impactful throughout the arena.”


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