Electro-Voice delivers Line Array to East Africa
Electro-Voice has delivered the first Electro-Voice mid-sized line array loudspeaker system to its African concert sound partner Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. in Kenya. The system was first demonstrated during the Kenya Music Week in December last year by Audio Visual Engineering Ltd. (AVE) as a part of the Kenya Music Week’s live stage performance system. Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. new system consists of twelve XLC 127 DVX, two Dx46 processors, and six CP4000S amps.
Easy rigging and easy setup were two of the reasons for the system acquisition, the other being the Electro-Voice Dx46. This IP-based DSP enables the user to control the complete system from front of house using wireless network protocols. Complete system control and supervision via IRIS-Net software and its easy-to-use GUI was an added feature. The amplifier and touring racks were supplied with Electro-Voice power and audio distribution panels.
“Electro-Voice systems have a great reputation worldwide,” explains Tom Awando from Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. “We were in the market looking for a high quality mid-sized line array, and found the EV XLC’s size-to-power ratio tough to beat.” Another major reason for the purchase was that Electro-Voice has a strong source for local support in Kenya: Audio Visual Engineering (AVE). “This high level of local support and partnership was key to our decision, both in terms of technical and after-sales support”, adds Live Gigs’ Mohammed Shafiq.
A re-evaluation of the XLC was made during a meeting at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt with Robert Hesse, Vice President Sales Communication EMEA of Bosch Security Systems and Managing Director of EVI Audio GmbH, and Tony Sawyer, Electro-Voice Technical Support Manager: “Live Gigs is extremely satisfied with the sound system’s performance thus far”, commented Tony Sawyer, MEA Technical Support Manager.
Very pleased with Electro-Voice Line Array (from left to right): Mohammed Shafiq (Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. Kenya), Tony Sawyer (MEA Technical Support Manager), Tom Awando (Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. Kenya), Omar Abdalla Sheikh (AVE Kenya), and Robert Hesse (Vice President Sales Communication EMEA of Bosch Security Systems and Managing Director of EVI Audio GmbH)
snapshot, lf, July 2011