By PSW Staff • July 15, 2009 A scene from the Mayhem Tour, where Peavey Versarray line arrays are providing sound reinforcement for the Jägermeister Mobile Stage.(Photo credit Kevin Baldes) For the second summer in a row, the Mayhem Tour, featuring heavy metal artists, is utilizing ribbon-loaded Versarray 212 line arrays from Peavey Electronics. The Versarray 212 line arrays are supporting all performances on the Jägermeister Mobile Stage—a custom-built, traveling foldout stage housed in a 44-foot trailer—including metal heavyweights Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid and more as the festival crisscrosses the U.S. from July through August. “The Peavey Versarray 212 is a big leap forward for sound reinforcement technology,” said Dave Summers, Road and Production Manager for the Jägermeister Mobile Stage. “With this system, Peavey developed a line array that positions 16 loudspeaker components in a compact enclosure while delivering the highest levels of performance. It’s the ideal system for modern touring situations, where performance and efficiency are matters of necessity.” Summers first became familiar with the original Versarray 112 system on the Mayhem Tour in 2007, then adopted the even-louder Versarray 212 before hitting the 2008 tour, providing sound for Machine Head, Five Finger Death Punch and Walls of Jericho. “It performed exceptionally well in every situation we could throw at it,” he said. The stage currently features twin arrays of eight Versarray 212 enclosures per side plus 16 Versarray 218 subwoofers. Each VR212 enclosure is outfitted with two 12-inch Black Widow woofers, four planar ribbon drivers and 10 midrange drivers. The proprietary ribbon drivers are mounted to a manifold line source that work with the specially designed midrange drivers to create a high-energy field that enables critically damped operation with immediate transient response. All 16 line-array components utilize neodymium magnets that yield lighter weight and greater efficiency over traditional magnet designs. The Versarray line arrays are managed by Peavey Architectural Acoustics Digitool processors and powered by 24 Crest Audio Pro 9200 amplifiers and six Pro 8200 amps. A combination of six Crest Audio Pro 9200, four Pro 8200 and four Pro 7200 amps provide power for the Peavey QW stage monitor rig. “The Versarray line array system is truly amazing,” said Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing and Brand Development at Jägermeister. “Producing a heavy rock concert can be difficult because there is so much going on in the music, but the Versarray solves that through incredible sonic articulation, consistency and a fully dynamic listening experience.” Peavey Electronics Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Acoustics Amplifiers Arrays Audio Compact Concerts Crest Audio Director Drivers Dynamic Electronics Festivals Loudspeakers Management Marketing Monitors Music Peavey Performances Power Powered Processors Production Sound Sound Reinforcement Stage Subwoofers System Technology Tours Websites · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!