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Calgary Stampede Ropes In Sound Art and Electro-Voice

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• Created: August 17, 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA — Sound Art Calgary, Inc. deployed a wide range of equipment from Electro-Voice for the Calgary Stampede, one of the largest outdoor rodeos in the world, attracting well over a million visitors in July.

To meet the venue’s varied sound reinforcement needs, equipment included compact Sx and Zx speakers on stands to the X-Line, XLC-DVX and XLD line-arrays flown for the Grandstand shows in front of 30,000 people, with headliners including INXS and Collective Soul. Midas mixing consoles and Klark Teknik EQs complete the gear list.
 
Sound Art used combinations of XLC-DVX, XLD and Xsub line array systems at the three largest venues in the park, all powered by remote control TG and Precision RL amps.

In addition to these larger systems, Sound Art use dozens of Zx5, Sx300 and SxA100+ boxes to provide sound for around 16 additional stages.

 “We’ve used EV speakers for every one of the twelve years I’ve been involved in these events,” says Dan Frerichs, general manager for Sound Art Calgary. “Our EV deployment continues to evolve, from back in the day with the DML series, through to X-Array and X-Line, to today with the new Tour Grade (TG) amps, XLD and XLC-DVX line arrays controlled with IRIS-Net software.”

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For information, please visit www.soundart.com.

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