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Johan & Johan Ljud & Ljus expands further with RCF line arrays
Luthman supplies HDL 26-A rig to add to existing HDL 30-A
Swedish rental company, Johan & Johan Ljud & Ljus, provides a total event technology package from its base in Sölvesborg — and for the past few years the company has progressively turned to RCF for its sound requirements.
Run by directors Johan Andersson and Johan Hallberg they started out in 2010 and soon invested in RCF’s ART series (ART 312-A). “After the success of that system we decided to look for further RCF solutions,” said Johan Andersson.
The company then graduated to RCF NXL 24-A point source column speakers. Explaining the rationale, Andersson said, “We decided to buy the NXL 24-A because it’s a speaker that we can use on many different types of event—both small and even some larger events.”
But the company was far from finished with RCF. “We decided to step up to the HDL-30 when we started receiving more inquiries to handle bigger types of event,” he continued. “We visited Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt and listened to the HDL 30-A rig, which was on demo, and were happy with the sound.” Before making the purchasing decision they reviewed other brands “but we thought the sound [of the HDL 30-A] was amazing, plus it was a very flexible system and easy to rig.”
"we decided to buy both of the systems because we can run them separately on smaller events or combine them when we expand to can expand to bigger events."
Almost a year later, Johan & Johan again contacted RCF’s Swedish distributor Luthman SMTTS AB and added HDL 26-A to the company’s inventory. Today the rental house runs a 12-box HDL 30-A system alongside 10 elements of HDL 26-A.
“We decided to buy both of the systems because we can run them separately on smaller events or combine them when we expand to can expand to bigger events.” Among the bigger events the rig has been deployed on is the annual Killebom, the City Festival in Sölvesborg. They say the combination of weight, power, sonic attributes, ease and speed of rigging and control is making the HDL platform a clear winner. Meanwhile, they praise Luthman for the support they have provided during their journey. “Erik Tapper and Anders Schärer have been great with both service and support,” concludes Johan.