MerleFest 2016 with SE Systems and RCF EVOX 12
MerleFest 2016 has wrapped up another successful year with SE Systems handling the Audio, Video and Lighting production. For our 29th year we were on 11 stages spread across the Wilkes Community College campus.
One of the new additions this year was the RCF EVOX 12 system. This compact active two-way array system features constant horizontal directivity coverage of 90°x30°. The built in power amp pushes 1400 watts into the eight high performance neodymium 4” full range speakers. The 15” bass reflex subwoofer delivers a powerful punch to reinforce a kick drum, DJ or any live performance in a limited space.
The RCF EVOX 12 made its MerleFest debut at the Little Pickers tent this year. This is a smaller stage with music and programing designed for children and family’s. The system was fabulous and exceeded all expectations. The site lines were almost transparent. The bass was punchy and the top boxes were clear and loud. Everything you want in a small portable system. Listening to the system, I could not believe the fullness and clarity being produced by these small Loudspeakers.
The RCF EVOX 8 system was used at the Artist Getaway tent, which was sponsored by SE Systems. This area caters to the artists and gives them a place to relax, grab some food or do a press conference. SE Systems sends a program feed from the big screens to a large TV in the tent. We used the RCF EVOX 8 system for an audio feed of the program. This slightly smaller system features eight 2” full range speakers in the line source satellite and a 12” woofer in a bass reflex enclosure. We gave the audio a slight delay to match the bleed over from the main stage and again it added the needed reinforcement to fill this area. This active two-way array was just the ticket to add clear audio to a smaller area.
The RCF EVOX 8 and 12 systems proved their worth at the festival. You barely notice the loudspeakers but you indeed hear the results. This system is so portable it is silly, the top box fits into the back of the subwoofer. It doesn’t get any easier loading in and setting up. Big thanks to RCF, Terry Ewald of Quest Marketing and our MerleFest family for another successful festival. SE Systems sells the RCF EVOX systems and many other RCF products. Please call our showroom for more information, 1-800-662-1312.
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