Northern Sound & Light (NSL) recently outfitted the new touring production of Urban Cowboy with DAS Audio Aero series self-powered line array loudspeakers.

The production has 12 DAS CA-28A mid-high self-powered line array modules and two CA-215A self-powered subwoofers. Two Variant 25A are used for front fills because, in a unique twist, the band is onstage with the actors leaving the very front row open for audience seating.

“We’ve been doing tours with this production company since the mid-1990s,” says Steve Raslevich, president and founder of NSL. “As their productions have grown, we’ve upgraded their sound systems. This time out, they needed a system that could provide adequate sound coverage in larger venues but also not overpower the smaller venues on their tour.”

Raslevich discovered the DAS Aero series in his search to give his customer the perfect product for their needs. “Our self-powered products are a good fit for them,” says Kevin Hill, US sales manager for DAS. “They needed to travel on a tight schedule with the sound system, which meant that both reliability and performance were important.”

For optimal setup options, the line array can either be flown or ground stacked depending on the venue. The loudspeakers are truly “plug and play,” needing a line in and a power cord to be functional. “There is not one rack amplifier in the entire rig, which saves space in the truck pack,” says Raslevich.