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Maine-Based AV Technik Adds VUE Audiotechnik al-8 Line Arrays To Inventory

Rental company also receives additional training with new inventory at familiar local venue.
One of AV Technik's new al-8 arrays going up in the air for training at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

VUE Audiotechnik rental partner AV Technik, based in Portland, ME, has expanded its inventory with the addition of VUE al-8 Acoustic Linearity line arrays joining the company’s al-4 arrays.

Headed by company president Daniel Willis, AV Technik provides sound reinforcement for events at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland on a regularly basis. The acoustically familiar venue proved a good place for audio veteran Jeff Taylor to provide the AV Technik team with training on the new inventory. with flown al-8 arrays joined by al-4 modules beneath and hs-221-E dual 21-inch subwoofers on the ground.

“We work a ton in that space and they had a dark day, which was perfect timing and allowed us to play with the system for the day,” Willis explains. “The multi-level seating has lots of nooks that always present audio coverage challenges. With Jeff Taylor’s assistance and use of the SystemVUE control software, we could properly attenuate the al-4s directed at the floor seats in front of the stage, while making sure the throw provided proper coverage at the back of each balcony seat.”

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