Peruvian rental firm DBLUX S.A.C. used its new Meyer Sound LEO system for the first time at the Pilsen Callao Festival in Lima’s Estadio Nacional.
The linear large-scale sound reinforcement solution supported a high-profile Latin American line-up headlined by salsa superstar Rubén Blades. Covering over 120 metres of the concert field with no delay towers, the LEO system made an impressive debut, according to many of the veteran audio professionals who were present.
“I've worked with almost every line array from the major makers, but I've never before had that feeling of unlimited headroom, where there is always room for more, and uniformity is still preserved,” said Guillermo “Memo” Gómez, FOH engineer for Rubén Blades. “LEO is very different from other systems. The sound quality and coverage are exceptional.”
The system was bought by Andres Cuadros and Guillermo Riera, joint-owners of DBLUX S.A.C. It consists of 30 LEO-M line array loudspeakers, six MICA speakers for down fill, 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, and a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system made up of four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and a single Galileo 616 AES processor.
“We invested in LEO because it sets a new standard for power and clarity in large systems,” revealed Cuadros. “It also integrates seamlessly with our existing Meyer Sound loudspeaker inventory so we can offer a complete high-performance system. This gives us a great competitive advantage.”
Several engineers had their first experience of the LEO system at Pilsen Callao. “It was an incomparable feeling,” remarked Ender Torres, FOH engineer for Adolescentes Orquesta. “LEO is unmatched by any other line array system due to its quality, versatility, sound pressure, and accurate definition at all frequencies.”
Another newcomer to the LEO was Jose Quique Vives, who engineers for Tego Calderón. “It was one of my best mixing experiences,” he commented. “The system has flat sound projection over very long distances, and is very efficient in the high frequencies. The presence of the sound made my work easy.”
Not long after the festival finished, the LEO system also provided reinforcement for 30,000 people attending Festival Claro at Lima’s Plaza San Martin.
One of the Latin America’s leading sound providers, DBLUX S.A.C. has worked on countless regional shows in the past, as well as concerts for international stars such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Justin Bieber.
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