The Outline GTO large format line array made the loudest “quiet” debut of any product in the company’s 37-year history at the Mile High Music Festival, August 14 and 15, 2010 in Denver, Colorado and with the recent Peter Gabriel “New Blood” tour.
PA provider, Dowlen Sound Inc. chose the GTO as their new large format line array as did the English sound company Britannia Row Productions.
Although the formal introduction was not planned till early 2011, the powerful speaker system was used for the first time at Colorado’s largest music festival, to kick off the Outline GTO early adopter’s pilot program.
Outline has equipped the GTO with more drivers than any other comparable large format line array – a total of 10 – beginning with two slot-loaded neodymium 15-inch woofers, four neodymium 8-inch midrange drivers, and four 3-inch high frequency compression drivers mounted to Outline’s proprietary DPRWG waveguide.
Weighing in at only 210 lbs (95.5Kgs) including integrated flying hardware, these components work together seamlessly to provide the highest SPL of any speaker in its class.
“Outline GTO continues to exceed our expectations,” said Eric Satre, Dowlen’s Sales Executive and director of the company’s operations at the Mile High festival. “The GTO has really established Outline as one of the top players in the large format line array market.”
“We have a lot experience working in the high altitude, low humidity, and high temperature conditions of the Rocky Mountains,” commented Dowlen Sound President Bret Dowlen.
“The GTO has output the likes of which we have never experienced before especially under these harsh conditions. We have since used the GTO multiple times at Red Rocks, large arenas and theaters with excellent results.”
“We are very excited about the future of Outline, and we are glad to be among the early adopters and key partners in bringing the GTO to the world.”
The Outline GTO made its heralded entry into the European PA community a few weeks later “across the pond”, as leading UK-based hire-company Britannia Row Productions elected to deploy their GTO for the final leg of the Peter Gabriel Tour, which concluded October 3rd.
“This tour was a wonderful proving ground for the GTO” said Bryan Grant MD and founding partner of Britannia Row Productions. “The system faithfully reproduced the complex orchestral arrangements of Peter Gabriel’s work in a variety of venues of different sizes and configurations.”
“Having had several years of experience already with Outline product, notably the Butterfly line array, we were confident that the Outline team would deliver a great new product, which they indeed did. We were very impressed with GTO’s performance straight out of the box.”
Special Event Services (SES) of has recently also their GTO rig and is ready to deploy it.
“We have been working behind the scenes for several years with Outline in the development of this speaker system,” says Jason Farah, SES Vice President.
“It’s a good feeling to see it come from concept to completion and know that we helped influence the creation of the product and the culture of the company. We were the first sound company in the US to take delivery of the Outline LAB 21 HS Subwoofer.”
“With the combination of the GTO and this sub, the two-year search for our next generation large format PA is over. This truly establishes Outline as a leading innovator in the professional PA market.”
“Outline North America, LLC was formed in January of 2009, as the US subsidiary of our 37-year old Italian company,” says Tom Bensen, vice president and director of operations for Outline North America, LLC.
“I am extremely pleased to see Outline firmly establishing itself at the top tier of this market, taking its place among well known, established quality competitors.”
“It is especially gratifying to see the brand flourish, despite this economic climate. I think 2011 will be the year the industry recognizes that now, it is the Italians’ turn.”