Proel monitors GnR's triumphant Argentinian return

Proel EDGE15CXPB coaxial monitors accompanied Guns N'Roses when the band played its first Argentinian concert in 17 years recently. The Buenos Aires gig was in support of latest studio album Chinese Democracy.
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They might be shorn of memorably-monikered guitarists Slash and Buckethead these days, but Guns N'Roses is still doing the business in arenas the world over. Seventeen years after the band's last Argentinian concert, Guns N' Roses recently played Buenos Aires with Proel EDGE15CXPB coaxial monitors as part of the core audio spec.

Having released its first album of new material since 1991, Chinese Democracy, in 2008, GN'R is currently in the midst of a protracted world tour, for which singer and primary creative force Axl Rose is accompanied by Richard Fortus, Ron Thal and DJ Ashba Dizzy on guitars, Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman on keyboards, Tommy Stinson on bass, and Frank Ferrer on drums.

The Proel monitors were deployed by Buenos Aires Live Show, which was responsible for the technical staging of the concert.

Remo Orsoni, Proel Group professional product manager, tells PSN-e: "The EDGE monitors have an incredible constant coverage performance; the high-performance coaxial transducer yields even timbre balance and clear intelligibility, even at extremely high power levels. The bass frequencies are reproduced by a high excursion 15'' woofer with a 4'' voice coil. The woofer is equipped with a copper ring on the pole piece to achieve the lowest distortion in the vocal range. A spherical wave guide, housed coaxially in the magnet assembly, loads a 1.5'' neodymium magnet, titanium-diaphragm compression driver that delivers a 65° symmetric coverage for 1.4kHz upwards that is perfect for large venues... The clarity of the sound helps singers like Axl Rose move around the stage and still have a perfect feedback of his voice while performing and running around."


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