Revolutionary line source array technology has been used at outdoor events for the first time in Australia. The new V-DOSC system performed flawlessly to huge crowds at the recent Jazz in the Domain performance, the Olympics closing concert featuring Savage Garden, and at the Olympic Volunteers concert.
The V-DOSC system was supplied by Jands Production Services, the newly appointed network partner for V-DOSC rentals. Part owner and head of sound operations, Peter Ratcliffe, says he was amazed at its performance.
“We were stunned with the near-field response of the system over the entire 180 metre coverage area,” he says. “We were able to achieve a uniform coverage with stable imaging back to the performance area and a coherent full frequency response to crowds of up to 40,000.”
The system comprised 34 V-DOSC and six dV-DOSC elements with 20 SB218 subwoofers and four ARCS cabinets, all powered by Crown MA5000 amplifiers and flown 17 metres off the ground from two support towers
Manufactured by Paris-based L-Acoustics, V-DOSC is gaining rapid acceptance throughout the world due to its unique features and superior performance. The system represents an enormous improvement over conventional systems in terms of size, power, pattern control, near-field response and fast set-up time
Artists from Pavarotti to Van Halen, Supertramp, Rod Stewart and Metallica are currently touring with V-DOSC speaker systems while other uses include the most recent Grammys, Superbowl, Academy Awards, and the current London productions of Mamma Mia and The Witches of Eastwick.
Jands Production Services, Australia’s leading supplier of sound, lighting and rigging systems, joined forces with L-Acoustics earlier this year for all V-DOSC rentals in Australia and New Zealand.