As part of its mission to assemble the best pro-audio inventory in the country, Lithuanian audio engineering collective and rental specialist No Noise has invested heavily in Powersoft’s new X8 platform.
After completing the purchase, the company was soon out supporting one of the country’s most popular artists, Sel – one of its long-term accounts – performing in front of 12,000 people in Klaipeda.
According to creative director Lina Stanisauskaite, “we knew Powersoft as a reliable company and X8‘s specifications spoke for themselves. There was no better way to take the plunge.”
No Noise takes its product acquisition seriously and had been carefully investigating the possibility of having various solutions driving the different parts of their Amate Audio PA system – including Powersoft K20s for the subwoofers. It was while conducting further iresearch into K20, though, that the team first discovered X Series.
“We quickly realised that this was the product we had always been waiting for,” exclaimed Stanisauskaite.
As a relatively young company, No Noise’s vision was to have universal amplifiers that could be combined with any product. “We envisaged X8 would be suitable for all parts of the system – from 2x18" subwoofers, line array and small 8" frontfill speakers,” Stanisauskaite continued.
“All our systems are working on Dante, and X Series not only had the Dante support, but powerful DSP with FIR filters and the three-phase power supply.“
However, before making an initial commitment for seven amplifiers – this has since been increased to nine – No Noise needed reassurance of high quality technical support. “Powersoft kept its promise,” reported Stanisauskaite, “and we are very happy with the training given by [Powersoft's] Luigi [Chelli].”
As audio engineers too, the No Noise crew also had a commitment to satisfying the demanding technical requirements made by Sel, whose career extends back nearly 20 years. Based on drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, and backing vocals, Stanisauskaite explained that while full range is important, the artist’s intros are dominated by low frequencies, and No Noise’s goal is to get eight Powersoft M-Force driven subwoofers developed by next summer for this purpose.
“We are very happy and proud [to be Powersoft adopters]," she summarised. "Now we wonder how was it even possible to work with other amps? Before the X series, we did not like Class D products – no matter who the manufacturer was. But with X8, Powersoft has started a revolution.”