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Electro-Voice Gets in Shape with Fitness Gurus

May 17th, 2007



Attended by fitness freaks from all over the world, the event spread into ten separate locations around the conference center; classes and lectures for audiences of 100 upwards in the smaller rooms, large-scale social events for up to 1000, and mass workouts for up to 1500 people in the Empress Ballroom.

Jason Kelly of Shuttlesound provided technical support for the event. From the smallest rooms using EV Force speakers and subs, going up through the ZX and Plasma ranges, to the 500-plus capacity suites using QRx and Phoenix loudspeakers, the sheer breadth and versatility of the Electro-Voice sound reinforcement portfolio was fully on display.

Arena 1-one of the largest Winter Gardens’ facilities-was kitted out with an EV XLD line array system, powered by EV P3000 RL amplifiers, all run via IRIS-Net management software. Doubling up as a demonstration theatre, Arena 1 turned into a 1000-capacity discotheque at night, with ample sound reinforcement via six XLD281 full-range boxes per side and four XS212 subs. The disco complemented the IFS Gala Awards Dinner and Dance (held the same night in the 250-capacity Spanish Hall)-tidily equipped with an EV ZX Series sound system.

Perhaps most impressive of all was the sight of 1500 fitness instructors and students exercising en masse in the famous Empress Ballroom, with the aid of a substantial EV XLC line array sound system. Four XLC127+ line array cabinets were ground-stacked over two XLC215 subs on each side of the stage, fronted by with a pair of XSubs for extra bass boost. EV Plasma1 and SxA360 powered speakers were used as monitors. Eight of the new Tour Grade Series TG7 amplifiers were used, fitted with RCM26 DSP modules and running EV’s IRIS-Net open-platform comprehensive software suite to realise transparent network control and supervision.

Jason Kelly of Shuttlesound had the task of babysitting ten sound systems, all of them being used for an application that is famous for delivering poor audio. “Fitness enthusiasts are usually accustomed to hearing systems that distort, CD players that jump about more than they do, and radio mics that drop out. We provided all the instructors in Blackpool with RE-2 wireless mic systems and RE97 headset mics. This, together with the solidly reliable performance of all the EV loudspeaker systems, has opened the industry’s eyes and ears to the importance of good-quality audio equipment.“

International Fitness Showcase (complete, unedited equipment list):

Empress Ball Room (1500 people):

8 x EV Xlc127+ full-range line array enclosures

4 x EV Xlc215 subwoofers

2 x EV XSub subwoofers

2 x EV PLASMA1 powered loudspeakers

2 x EV SxA360 powered loudspeakers

8 x EV TG7 amplifiers (with RCM26 DSP modules, all run via IRIS-Net)

1 x EV P3000RL amplifiers (with RCM24 DSP Module, run via IRIS-Net)

Arena 1 (1000 people, also used for the party on the Sat. night):

12 x EV XLD281 full-range line array enclosures

4 x EV XS212 subwoofers

2 x EV ZX5 loudspeakers

9 x EV P3000RL amplifiers (with RCM24 DSP Modules, all run via IRIS-Net)

Olympia (800 people):

4 x EV PX2122 loudspeakers

2 x EV PX2181 subwoofers

4 x EV PX1122M loudspeakers

4 x EV P3000 amplifiers

1 x KT DN9848 loudspeaker processor

Pavilion (500 people):

4 x EV QRx 212/75 loudspeakers

2 x EV QRx 218 subwoofers

2 x EV ZX1 loudspeakers

2 x EV CP3000S amplifiers

1 x EV CP4000S amplifiers

1 x EV Dx38 loudspeaker processor

The Horseshoe (300 people)

2 x EV PX2152 loudspeakers

2 x EV PX2181 subwoofers

2 x EV RX115/75 loudspeakers

3 x EV P3000 amplifiers

1 x KT DN9848 loudspeaker processor

Spanish Hall (250 people, also used for the Gala Dinner on the Sat. night)

4 x EV ZX5 loudspeakers

2 x EV QRx 218 subwoofers

2 x EV ZX1 loudspeakers

2 x EV P3000 amplifiers

1 x EV CP3000S amplifier

Baronial Hall (150 people):

2 x EV ZX4 loudspeakers

1 x EV PLASMA2 subwoofers

2 x EV ZX1 loudspeakers

2 x EV CP3000S amplifiers

Renaissance Hall (150 people):

2 x EV Force i M loudspeakers

2 x EV Force i subwoofers

2 x EV ZX1 loudspeakers

1 x EV CP4000S amplifiers

1 x EV CP2200 amplifiers

Opera House Foyer (100 people):

2 x EV Force i M loudspeakers

2 x EV Force i subwoofers

1 x EV CP4000S amplifiers

Arena2 (100 people):

2 x EV Force i 215 loudspeakers

1 x EV CP2200 amplifiers

www.shuttlesound.com

IRIS-Net

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Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

guy.low@us.telex.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com