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Adamson Goes J-Pop With New Indonesian E-Series Partner
Indonesia – Soundworks, based in Jakarta, has joined the Adamson E-Series Network after accepting delivery of 24 E-Series E15 line array enclosures and 16 T21 subwoofers.
“We were looking for a large format line array to complete our arsenal when we saw the Linkin Park Concert in Jakarta with the new E-Series loudspeakers and it was the best sounding concert we had ever heard,” explains Rio Felani, senior sound engineer with Soundworks. “So we started to research the PA and we were very impressed with what we found. When we were able to make the move to acquire the E-Series system we did it.”
The company has been providing the region with concert and event production services since 2012. Since adding the E-Series PA, Soundworks has supported national concerts and tours including AKB48 and JKT48, David Foster, Peter Cetera, and Tommy Page; the 2014 Indonesian Music Awards and Yahoo OMG Awards as well as Lasem the Musical and more.
Most recently the new Adamson E-Series rig was used for the AKB48 and JKT48 concert The Kasablanka, Jakarta. JKT48 Producer Fay Ismail notes, “This is the best sound that we (JKT48) has ever had by far.”
Cowboy Keith Thompson, FOH engineer for Peter Cetera, comments on his recent Jakarta concert: “I was happy to see the Adamson E15 rig when I walked into the venue in Jakarta. The local crew had hung and tuned the PA well. The coverage was solid from the front row, all the way to the back of the theatre. The high mids were tight and had a great warm tone for Peter's vocals.”
The E15 is a three-way, line source enclosure loaded with two proprietary, vector corrected Co-Linear Drive Modules. Coaxially mounted mid (YX7 7” MF compression driver) and high (NH4TA2 4” HF compression driver) components pass through a co-entrant device into separate sound chambers that produce perfectly curved wavefronts. These modules virtually eliminate time-smear and comb filtering, as well as avoid the typical lobing artefacts caused by path length differences when using multiple mid-band devices as is popular in other line array enclosure designs. Two ND15-L 15-inch Kevlar Neodymium drivers supply the low end, capitalizing on Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture.
“The clarity and headroom with the E-Series PA is just amazing,” adds Pongky Prasetyo, managing director at Soundworks. “And the lower octave harmonics with the T21 subs make lower note articulation sound better than anything else. This system is perfect for us and will help us grow.”
1st April 2015
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