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RCF HDL 28-A provides new voice to the nights of the northeast coast of Italy
Nottinarena is an artistic and cultural festival that extends throughout the summer season with numerous live shows. An RCF HDL 28-A system with SUB 9006-AS, supplied by Doff Eventi, will serve all the programming at the Alpe Adria Arena in Lignano Sabbiadoro in the months of July and August 2021 with big names of Italian and international music. The first live show on June 3 at the arena with the Italian Popstar Emma Marrone matched the first concert of “Fortuna Live 2021” to mark the 10th anniversary of her career. Numerous concerts and events follow with names of the caliber of Patty Smith, Max Pezzali/883, Modena City Ramblers, Franco 126, Frah Quintale, Natalino Balasso, Federico Buffa, Subsonica, Margherita Vicario and many others.
RDNet is definitely a very powerful tool that I can no longer do without for tuning and configuration. Even more so after the update to version 4.0 which in addition to a new and complete graphic design with all the functions I like also introduce Measure
Gabriele Gritti of Doff Eventi developed the audio system design through Ease Focus software and of the overall tuning and management through RDNet. "The Arena stage is set up with an audio configuration completely based on RCF products, with the main system consisting of twenty HDL 28-A line array modules (10 per side), supported in low frequency by eight SUB 9006-AS subwoofers in straight line configuration with curve function controlled by RDNet. " Says Gritti. "At the front, we have two HDL 26-A as front fill. All the speakers are connected to a Control 8 interface for remote control via RDNet 4.0. The RCF system will be used for all the events of the season and we adapt the system according to the type of production in "full" configuration, as for the Emma, Max Pezzali or Patty Smith concerts, or in stack configuration for smaller events, with 5 HDL 28-A per side. "
Doff Eventi, proud owner of other RCF products such as HDL 10-A, recently decided to upgrade the systems to improve the sound quality of the services and to exploit the capabilities of RDNet. After a visit to the RCF headquarters for a demo of all HDL systems (26, 28, 30, and 50), the HDL 28-A system matched all the requirements. "We found this system to be the perfect compromise between weight/handling and sound. Unlike the HDL 10-A we previously had, despite being similar in size with 8" cones, the HDL 28-A is much more complete in the lower midrange, and at the same time, it's precise and soft on the mid-highs while maintaining a truly constant and linear response thanks to the FiRPHASE filters." Comments Enrico Grego, owner of Doff Eventi. Gabriele Gritti is particularly enthusiastic about the system's remote control functions "RDNet is definitely a very powerful tool that I can no longer do without for tuning and configuration. Even more so after the update to version 4.0 which in addition to a new and complete graphic design with all the functions I like also introduce Measure, allowing you to make all the measurements for time and phase alignments directly within the software." Photo by Doff Eventi and Simone Di Luca
it was essential to provide the audience with perfect sound even in the farthest corners
For the organiser, it was essential to provide the audience with perfect sound even in the farthest corners. Therefore, Christofer Kaufmann used a sufficiently large sound system. For the sound reinforcement of the audience, 10 modules each of the active 3-way RCF HDL 50-A 4K high-performance model were used as line array to the right and left of the stage. With their Class-D power amplifiers, the 4K models deliver 4000 W (RMS) of power and a sound pressure level of 143 dB. Due to the perfectly matched components, the HDL 50-A 4K modules reproduce the signals with optimum transparency and freedom from distortion. Additional HDL 30-A line array modules served as front fill or outfill on the basses. 18x SUB 9007-AS basses in cardioid mode provided pressure in the low frequencies. On the stage, 2x TT 25-A, with SUB 8003-AS as sidefill, 2x TT 22-A II with SUB 8006-AS as DJ monitors and six more TT 25 SMA monitors were used as stage monitors. With the events on the Schützenplatz, the city of Monheim am Rhein set an example for live culture and proved that concerts need not lose their flair and fun through clever concepts.