EV Reinforces Sound for Relay in Canberra

When the Olympic Torch Relay reach the Australian national capitol, an array of Electro-Voice equipment helped ensure the events surrounding the torch were audible and to everyone attending.
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When the Olympic Torch Relay reach the Australian national capitol, an array of Electro-Voice equipment helped ensure the events surrounding the torch were audible and to everyone attending.

Canberra-based Eclipse Lighting and Sound was contracted to supply the audio design and equipment for the event, which included the arrival of the torch at Canberra International Airport, a torch-lighting ceremony at dawn and a presentation and concert at the end of the relay.

To ensure that the musical and cultural performances at Reconciliation Place would be audible over the crowd, organizers specified a powerful speaker setup, including a 16-box-per-side XLD line array system assembled in front of the main presentation area. This was supplemented by an eight-box-per-side XLE system to cover the area behind the presentation area; additional XLC boxes provided side fills.

Foldback for the event was via T221M wedges; all power was from EV P Series amplifiers. Powered SxA360s were deployed at Commonwealth Place as local reinforcement for the performance of the Samsung Community Choir, which was fed via an RF link to main presentation site.

More than 30 Electro-Voice RE510 and PL80 microphones were used to mic the choir, and the main presentation lectern was equipped with an N/D967. The audio was sufficient to ensure that all aspects of the presentation were clearly audible.

The torch relay concluded at Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park, with a concert featuring the Samsung Community Choir, Australian rock legends Russell Morris and Brian Cadd, and Australian Idol performer Shannon Noll.

The audio system for the concert consisted of an eight-box-per-side XLC DVX system supplemented by three XLDs per side (utilizing EV AGCD adapter bracket) supplemented by four Xsubs per side. All amplification was supplied by EV P, CP and TG Series amplifiers.

The band monitoring system consisted of 12 EV-loaded Dynacord Madras M15s. Choir foldback was via EV Sx300s and the system front fill was supplied via EV ZX3 cabinets.

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