The Coliseum Tallahassee, Florida, US, has turned to D.A.S. Audio’s Aero 40A line array for its sound reinforcement system after using the manufacturer for the previous system.
Tallahassee-based Ultimate Sound and Light, a design and build firm providing a variety of services including live sound reinforcement, was engaged to design and deploy the Coliseum’s new SR system. Pete Barbaree, the person responsible for the D.A.S. Audio system’s sale, design, and installation, elected to deploy a D.A.S.-centric setup.
“The club’s previous sound system setup was based on D.A.S. Aero 12A line arrays, which they outgrew,” Barbaree explained. “They required a setup with greater output capability and wanted similar, if not better, audio quality, which they had come to appreciate with their D.A.S. equipment. After hearing a demo of the Aero 40A line arrays in their space, they opted to stay within the D.A.S. Aero Series 2 family of products.”
With a variety of high profile entertainment acts coming through the Coliseum, quality customer and technical support services were deemed essential for any equipment supplier.
The 8,000sqft main space (80ft x 100ft) incorporates a stage and DJ booth located at the rear of the room – facing the main entrance. Ultimate Sound and Light deployed 12 D.A.S Aero 40A three-way line array modules – six each on right and left hangs. These are supplemented by 10 LX-219A powered subwoofers that are positioned in five stacks of two enclosures each and recessed underneath and evenly distributed across the front centre of the stage area. A further two Avant 118A powered horn-bass enclosures as well as six Aero 12A two-way powered line array enclosures provide monitoring.
Now that the new D.A.S. sound system at the Coliseum Tallahassee is up and running, Barbaree commented: “The system has been running for normal club operation since August and has powered approximately twenty national acts since that time without breaking a sweat. With the upgrade, we have eliminated the need for any artist, no matter how large, to fly their touring PA systems. The venue management is very pleased, as are the acts that have performed with the system. I believe it’s been a really positive experience for everyone involved.”