London-based event company Capital Sound have agreed to invest in a substantial quantity of Outline GTO long-throw high-SPL line array cabinets. It's a major departure for the company, well-known for favouring both Martin Audio and Meyer Sound systems in the past.
The total system is composed of 48 GTO C-12 large format line arrays, four GTO-DF (downfill), 24 GTO-SUB (subwoofer), eight GTO-FF (frontfill) and a package of 24 Powersoft X8 Dante series amplifiers.
According to Capital Sound’s general manager Paul Timmins the final decision was made after hearing the system at London’s O2 Arena last October.
“Managing director Keith Davis, senior project manager Martin Connolly, project manager Robin Conway and I sat in the back row of the upper bowl and the clarity and sonic performance of the system blew us away…the highs, mids and lows were all incredible. There was not even a hint of needing delay hangs for the O2,” says Timmins.
“This realisation certainly supported the GTO’s reputation for being a long throw, high definition, big time PA. Plus the fact that GTO delivers high SPL with low distortion, rigs extremely fast and is lighter and more compact than its competitors is a major plus for us.”
Instrumental to the deal was Glasgow-based distributor CUK Audio, who handles the Outline and Powersoft brands throughout the UK and Ireland. Rich Soper, CUK Audio brand manager, live sound, comments: "We are thrilled Capital Sound chose the Outline system; an investment of this size is never one to be taken lightly and the GTO C-12 really proved itself a force to be reckoned with during an extensive testing period with Capital Sound.
“Coupled with the Powersoft X series amplifier platform, the entire system is beautifully simple to use and stunningly efficient in its deployment. We continue to enjoy great working relationships with both Outline and Powersoft; as a system approach the synergy of the three companies puts us in the enviable position of being able to adapt and react to our partners needs to a far higher degree than many others."
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