FOH options for small festival

WideLine and KLA Series

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Fri May 19, 2017 10:29 pm

  • I'm sure Bob Lee will help... I was asked to provide a sound system for a local music festival in October. It will be outdoors. And the stage (20ft wide by 20 ft deep) is a band shell (1/4 dome 26 ft wide and high by 13 ft deep). The festival area is about the size of a football field, and is a steady uphill grade. Seating for maybe 150 with grass seating behind. There will be 8 local rock/cover bands over 2 days and 16 hours. I was asked to provide FOH, monitors, mics, mixer, and connections. The bands want to show up and be plug and play. Already asked, no special equipment requested by riders.

    The park is 275ft long by 135 ft wide and surrounded by homes, so I have to watch the volume. Sound quality and proper coverage is my first priority over pure SPL.

    The requirements laid down include sound quality as priority (the guy last year had 2 15" Behringers), and to not piss off the people in the neighborhood who live 150 ft away from the stage along both sides of the park.

    I thought about using a KLA system for this.... What do you recommend if I go with a KLA system? Tops>subs. Subs would bw KW's

    Also any word of a KLA.2?

    [img width=800 height=600]http://www.stevierayentertainment.com/images/shell1.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=600]http://www.stevierayentertainment.com/images/shell2.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=600]http://www.stevierayentertainment.com/images/shell3.jpg[/img]
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Mon May 22, 2017 10:26 am

  • You could go with KLA12 loudspeakers. A simple arrangement to set up would be a KW181 sub on each side of the stage. Each would have a pole attached with two KLA12 loudspeakers on top.
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Mon May 22, 2017 2:23 pm

  • Thanks Bob. I wasn't sure if two KLAs would provide enough coverage, or if I would need three per side.
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Tue May 23, 2017 9:34 am

  • You could do three per side if there's something suitable to hang them from.
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