Photo: Lionel Richie performs on Loud & Clear's K1 system
LEWISBURG, West Virginia -- After all of the birdies, bogeys and pars were tallied on three days of the PGA Tour's weeklong Greenbrier Classic, golf fans were treated to a series of concerts headlined by Toby Keith, Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi. Staged at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds in Lewisburg on July 4, 6 and 7, this year's Greenbrier Classic Concert Series benefitted from an L-ACOUSTICS K1 line source system deployed by Cincinnati's Loud & Clear, Inc.
The main FOH setup was comprised of vertical arrays of six K1-SB subs, 12 K1 and three KARA per side complemented by two nine-KUDO hangs for far left and right audience coverage. A total of 32 SB28 subs, divided into groups of four and ground-stacked in cardioid mode across the face of the stage, delivered the LF reinforcement, while six KARA spread out across the stage lip provided front-fill.
Anticipating nearly 35,000 people nightly, Loud & Clear set up four delay towers each featuring seven V-DOSC and four SB series subs to cover the huge crowd. Both the FOH and delay systems were powered by L-ACOUSTICS LA8 amplified controllers running LA Network Manager.
Photo: The stage and system for this year's Greenbrier Classic Concert Series at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds
"Our K1 rig performed spectacularly at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series," enthuses Bill Deavers, president of Loud & Clear. "Every show was a demonstration of talent at such an extreme level--the bands were fantastic, the engineers were of the very finest caliber, and K1 is the most amazing PA on the planet! Gary Bowman, the executive producer for the concert series, really summed it up when he told all of the touring front-of-house engineers, 'This is my preferred sound system because it's the best!'"
FOH engineers manning the L-ACOUSTICS rig for the concert series included Bill Sheppell (Bon Jovi), Dirk Durham (Toby Keith), Lars Brogaard (Rod Stewart) and Wayne Trevisani (Lionel Richie). In addition to Deavers, Loud & Clear's own crew included Matt Fish (K1 System Engineer), Blake Smith (Delay Systems, QVT), Mike Cayton (Delay Systems, QVT), Brian Naumes (System Engineer) and Bill Fuss (Monitor Engineer).
Photo: Left to right: Loud & Clear K1 System Engineer Matt Fish, Bon Jovi FOH Engineer Bill Sheppell, and Loud & Clear President Bill Deavers
For more details on The Greenbrier Classic, visit www.greenbrierclassic.com.
Loud & Clear, Inc. can be found online at www.loudandclear.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." Product distribution for the US is handled by L-ACOUSTICS' subsidiary in Oxnard, California.
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