DPA Soundco of Denmark installed a Coda Audio PA in Copenhagen’s new Royal Arena, which opened earlier this year with a concert by heavy metal legends Metallica.
Ten days after this opening gig on 7 February, the first Danish acts to play at the venue DizzyMizzLizzy and D-A-D performed to 16,000 fans at a sellout show that received rave reviews not only for the quality of the musicianship on show but also the audio.
The system comprised 60 x AiRAY, 42 x ViRAY and 24 x LA12 boxes, while 6 x SCV and 28 x SCP subs were used with 16 x SC-3 bass extension boxes.
Driven by 56 x Coda Linus10 DSP amplifiers, the system attracted a huge amount of positive attention from concert reviewers, while the bands' respective front of house engineers were equally impressed as was DPA system tech, Ulrik 'Thunder' Rasmussen.
"The engineers for both bands were blown away by the PA and said its output was unbelievable,” said Rasmussen. “The Coda gear really is extremely powerful for its size and delivers very high resolution and fantastic projection. The sound is really 'in your face' but the clarity is still exceptional and the low-end is warm, tight and distortion free.
“The fact that Coda systems are all seamlessly compatible meant that we were able to get exactly what we wanted for optimum coverage in the arena without any problems. The AiRAY boxes in particular are just so light and easy to handle yet still pack an amazing punch.”