LD Systems Double the Size of their EV’ X-Line™ Array and P-Rl™ Remote-Control Amp Rigs

January 31, 2005

LD Systems Director of Production Services Robert Ausmus reported: “The principal reason for the system expansion was to add to LD’s touring capabilities, as well as serving existing customers for large-format events like the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo. The rodeo is held at Reliant Stadium, venue for the 2004 Superbowl.

“The RL remote control amps save time whilst allowing greater attention to detail.”

We’ve also had a lot of success with our X-Line and RL systems over the past two years, touring with acts such as Three Doors Down, Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Seether, Velvet Revolver and Shinedown. This purchase represents our commitment towards better serving the national touring market. Why EV? Quite simply, the sound. The X-Line is the most musical-sounding large-format line array I’ve heard. Many competitors’ products are overly articulate, to a point where the musicality and warmth of a performance are adversely affected. With X-Line, that’s not an issue - the performances sound very musical and cohesive.“

Ausmus continued: “The RL remote control amps save time whilst allowing greater attention to detail. We use them primarily for telemetry and time delay management, and if we have an EQ problem we can go in to the amp(s) and address that particular zone of the speaker system independently. In the Houston Rodeo’s 360-degree setting, we need amp telemetry to the 11th degree to make sure that the folks over in the south forty are hearing the same thing as us, standing right in front of an array. Remote control is an absolute must in this sense. We’re using 24 speaker arrays at Reliant Stadium, of which 12 will be X-Line - a total of 104 Xvls boxes and 104 P3000 RL amplifiers. Because of weight limitations and this job being in such an acoustically challenging environment, we don’t use subwoofers for this project. The great low-end frequency response on the Xvls cabinets takes care of that issue. Whereas most arrays have high packs in the air and subs on the floor, we’ve learned that we need sub content in the air for the folks in the upper tier seating as well. Extended low-frequency response down to 40 Hz is another reason we went with the Xvls cabinets for this application.“

The X-Line is also back on the road with rock heavyweights Three Doors Down: “We’re currently doing a 17-date pre-release promotional tour for Three Doors Down’s new record “17 Days’, scheduled for release on February 8th. The band will be heading to Europe and Australia after the release, and will return to the US in April for a full-blown tour. The band has sounded fantastic through the system over the last two years, and we’re looking forward to another great tour with the X-Line/RL rig.“


Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

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Equipment List

120° Horizontal, 3-Way Compact Line Array Element

120° Horizontal, 2-Way Compact Line Array Element

Dual-18“ Subwoofer Element

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