GMB Pro Sound specified Lab.gruppen’s flagship PLM 20000Q across multiple stages at this year’s Heineken Open’er Festival, which was graced by headline acts including Prince, Pulp and Coldplay.
The PLM 20000Q deployment followed the purchase of a number of units by GMB Pro Sound from Lab.gruppen’s Polish distributor Music Info.
A specification including four discrete output channels (bridgeable) – each rated at greater than 5000W into 2.2-3.3 ohms (4400W into 4 ohms) – integrated Lake Processing and versatile Lake Controller software compelled GMB Pro Sound to continue its association with the Lab.gruppen brand.
“We had used fP and FP+ Series products before, but none of us had experience working with PLM Series,” said GMB Pro Sound director Remigiusz Kasztelnik. “Initially, we considered three different brands, but as soon as Janusz tried the PLM, he made the recommendation that we move forward with the Lab.gruppen products.
“For a relatively minimal current draw, it delivers extremely high output power across 4 channels, which makes the PLM 20000Q ideal for an event such as Open’er Festival.”
A typical specification at the Heineken festival saw four PLMs on each side of the main stage powering (JBL) line array hangs and subs, with another two drive the monitors. Observed Kasztelnik: “With Lake Processing handling system optimisation, the end results were incredible.”
The company also used the PLM 20000Qs on the Tent Stage, where performers included James Blake, Paolo Nutini and Chromeo.
As well as handling the sound for Heineken Open’er Festival for nine years, GMB Pro Sound is also involved in such events as Top Trendy Festival, Coke Live Festival, TVN Sopot Festival and SelecTor Festival.
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