The acclaimed 25th edition of the Jazz on the Danube festival set a new record visitor total for the event, with more than 11,000 fans turning out to witness performers such as Al Jarreau and Toto.
High quality and versatility were among the chief priorities for the sound system in the 4,500 capacity festival marquee, where a team of technicians led by Ingo Haasch, technical support manager for pro audio EMEA at EVI Audio, once again deployed an Electro-Voice XLC line array system with FIR-Drive.
The solution this year comprised 2 x 7 XLC 127 DVX and 2 x 3 XLC 215 DVX enclosures, combined with Dynacord VL 262 loudspeakers supplying front fill and VL 112 out fill. Foldback was provided by 20 Dynacord CXM 15 wedges and, for side fill, four Dynacord VL 212 loudspeakers. The system was driven by a combination of Electro-Voice TG-7 and Dynacord H5000 power amplifiers, while a NetMax N8000 controller from Electro-Voice facilitated control of the entire system. EV microphones, including eight RE20s and four RE16s, were also in evidence.
“Even though the sound engineers of some acts were by no means timid with the faders, no act even came close to stretching the system. Plenty of headroom was available at all times,” said Haasch.
Ralph Huber from Jazz on the Danube added: “A great many guests complimented us on the outstanding quality of the sound. The coverage throughout the entire marquee was outstanding.”
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