Several Electro-Voice systems were on hand at the legendary Silverstone Circuit for the British Grand Prix Formula 1 World Championship this July. The first system was at the victors’ podium, where the winning trio of Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel was interviewed by Sir Jackie Stewart following the presentations. Making its European debut was an Electro-Voice EVF “D” model system comprising two EVF-2151D-BLK and four EVF-1122D/96 BLK cabinets installed in the roof above the podium, driven by an Electro-Voice Qseries power amplifier and a DX46 processor. For the fringe programme, Warwickshire-based installation company 360 Creative Event Solutions (CES) used an Electro-Voice system enhanced by FIR Drive: 24 FIR-Drive-enhanced XLC-DVX elements combined with 18 Xsubs and the same number of TG7 power amplifiers for the main system. A delay tower was also erected, from which hung 12 Electro-Voice XLC-DVX line-array elements (also with FIR Drive) and six Xsubs, driven by eight TG7 power amplifiers. “The production was a very demanding one,” said Neal Allen, concert sound sales consultant, Bosch Pro Sound UK, “not only because it involved playing to an enormous crowd with sound of the highest possible intelligibility, but also because races were often continuing nearby and the level of ambient noise was therefore extremely high.” www.electrovoice.com
Electro-Voice rides high at the World Equestrian Festival
With over 375,000 visitors attending and several acres of coverage required, Electro-Voice saddles up for a serious sound reinforcement and voice evacuation challenge.