Electro-Voice delivers Line Array to East Africa

Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. Kenya takes delivery of the first Electro-Voice line array in East Africa, supplied by Audio Visu

Electro-Voice has delivered the first Electro-Voice mid-sized line array loudspeaker system to its African concert sound partner Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. in Kenya. The system was first demonstrated during the Kenya Music Week in December last year by Audio Visual Engineering Ltd. (AVE) as a part of the Kenya Music Week’s live stage performance system. Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. new system consists of twelve XLC 127 DVX, two Dx46 processors, and six CP4000S amps.

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Easy rigging and easy setup were two of the reasons for the system acquisition, the other being the Electro-Voice Dx46. This IP-based DSP enables the user to control the complete system from front of house using wireless network protocols. Complete system control and supervision via IRIS-Net software and its easy-to-use GUI was an added feature. The amplifier and touring racks were supplied with Electro-Voice power and audio distribution panels.

“Electro-Voice systems have a great reputation worldwide,” explains Tom Awando from Live Gigs Co-Operative AV Ltd. “We were in the market looking for a high quality mid-sized line array, and found the EV XLC’s size-to-power ratio tough to beat.” Another major reason for the purchase was that Electro-Voice has a strong source for local support in Kenya: Audio Visual Engineering (AVE). “This high level of local support and partnership was key to our decision, both in terms of technical and after-sales support”, adds Live Gigs’ Mohammed Shafiq.

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A re-evaluation of the XLC was made during a meeting at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt with Robert Hesse, Vice President Sales Communication EMEA of Bosch Security Systems and Managing Director of EVI Audio GmbH, and Tony Sawyer, Electro-Voice Technical Support Manager: “Live Gigs is extremely satisfied with the sound system’s performance thus far”, commented Tony Sawyer, MEA Technical Support Manager.

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