OSA International of Chicago, Nashville and Las Vegas, recently purchased 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets, and in doing so attained the status as the world’s largest rental company of Martin Audio.
The purchase of Wavefront Precision was complemented by iKON amplifiers, iK42 and iK81, as well as the new SXH218 high performance double 18” subwoofers, the first purchase by a rental house anywhere in the world.
The BMI Latin Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA was one of the first events to use OSA’s Wavefront Precision, including 14 WPC, 14 WPM and six SXH218 subwoofers. The audio crew included Brian Daily and Bobby Vidales at front-of-house and Orlando Calzada (on monitors).
Commenting on the purchase, OSA president Mario Educate said: “We’ve used these speaker cabinets on several shows already this quarter, and the sound quality out of the Wavefront Precision arrays is unbelievable. They bring out the subtleties of the score better than any other line array we’ve used, so the audience can really immerse themselves in the meeting experience through the audio.
“The Wavefront Precision series will allow our engineers to take advantage of the multi-cellular array technology but with scalable resolution, so we can reach a much broader client base. We’re excited to see how the new cabinets can complement our MLA inventory, especially by offering different resolution for delay systems.”
Martin Audio MD Dom Harter added: “The trust and investment made by Mario with the support from Jim Risgin and the entire OSA team means a lot to Martin Audio. Our team is focused on using the Wavefront Precision systems to bring true, patented optimisation technology to the wider market. To hear these systems are immediately delivering jaw dropping shows is all the ratification we need.”