OUTLINE GTO GOES OFF
We can’t resist a story about a big PA rig. For the 23rd consecutive year, a crowd estimated in excess of 750,000 packed Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni for the traditional 1st May concert, amplified for the first time in fifteen years by an all-Italian sound reinforcement system, Outline’s GTO.
For the event’s producer, Anyway srl (I’m afraid we’re not sure if that’s a person or a thing–go Google), Rome’s Limelite provided audio, lighting, video and the huge set for the eight-hour event, aired live by state broadcaster Rai.
On either side of the set, the main system comprised fifteen GTO hung below three GTO-LOW, plus an array of eight GTO-SUBs alongside. On the ground in front of the stage, twelve Lab 21 HS infra-sub enclosures were topped by six Butterfly enclosures to ensure concert early-birds at the stage front got plenty of coverage.
The furthest reaches of the huge crowd were catered for by three delay systems, one consisting of twelve Butterfly and six Subtech 218 subs in cardioid configuration and the other two eight Butterfly and four subs, with one of them also featuring an array of six Mantas enclosures, further extending coverage with their 120-degree dispersion.
Things are a bit grim in Europe, but thankfully it’s obviously not spoiling all the fun. More info is at www.outlinearray.com
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