Success at ET LIve! Shoot-out In Las Vegas
MONARC MLA3 Raises the Bar in Line Array Wars
October's LDI show hosted a shoot out between McCauley Sound, Meyer Sound, Eastern Acoustic Works, Electrovoice, Nexo and QSC, staged outside the Sand's Convention Center. Six stages were constructed in a semi-circle, so that show attendees could compare sound technologies directly.
McCauley Sound deployed 24 MONARC MLA3, twelve per side, complemented by a total of 15 CSM88 subwoofers. Stage monitoring was split between McCauley's SM95-2 coaxial floor wedges, and an assortment of SA series systems for sidefills.
Six live performances were tendered by Sergio Brandao, Ricky Sebastian, and King B. of New York, delivering thier trademark power performances of originals complemented by blues and jazz standards.
Modesto's West Coast Sound and Light handled general production of the event, bringing thier sizable MONARC MLA3 and CSM88 subwoofer system, along with backline for the live performances and other complementary gear. Lab.Gruppen, a co-sponsor and technology partner, contributed numerous racks of FP series power amplifers for both mains and monitors. Yamaha delivered a PM5000 for front of house and a PM5D digital console for monitors. Stageline of Canada provided their expanded SL250 stage to host the event, while Morpheus displayed their best and brightest lighting technologies. Seattle touring veteran Mark Naficy managed mixing duties at front of house, while WCSL's Paul Doty ran monitors for the many shows and demonstrations.
Despite heavy rains in the first day of set-ups, the McCauley Stage was constructed on time and operating flawlessly by the time show attendees came to begin their evaluations. Even with unexpected and last minute restrictions on SPLs, which limited the daytime exhibitions to a mere 85 dB at front of house, the MONARC MLA3's were still able to impress the majority of show attendees with their consistant and clear performance at both near and far listening ranges.
McCauley Sound would like to thank everyone involved in making this shoot-out a stellar success.