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“Really keen on going down the MA route”: dot2 XL-F for dB Audio Namibia

“Really keen on going down the MA route”: dot2 XL-F for dB Audio Namibia

Namibia, known for the desolate beauty of its deserts and sand dunes, amazing wildlife and rich mineral resources is also a stable, socially integrated country with a great energy and sense of the future. The first dot2 XL-F lighting console has recently entered the country, a new investment by leading full production solution and rental company, dB Audio Namibia, based in capital Windhoek.

The company is active in all areas of corporate and entertainment live event production – from boardroom meetings to stadium concerts – which is currently a buoyant and developing sector in Namibia.

dB Audio Namibia's David Benade explained that the decision to purchase the dot2 was made by a combination of people from company's management and lighting department, including himself and head of lighting, Desmond Coetzee. It is also dB Audio’s first MA purchase. They had been considering getting a new console for some time, then an extremely busy peak event season started to ramp up and decided the time was right to make the commitment.

The dot2 XLF was delivered by MA Lighting's South African distributor, DWR based in Johannesburg.

As a premium production and event management company, Benade emphasises that they need to work towards being able to offer all the industry standard consoles, and that: "dot2 is an affordable and practical entry into the philosophy and principals of the MA control platform which is an industry leader."

The event business in Namibia is compact and high value. Lighting at a typical dB Audio serviced event might include around 24 channels of dimmers and around 36 moving lights and LED sources, a perfect scenario for the power and flexibility of the extremely expediently sized and well-priced dot2.

Before making the decision, David and the lighting team talked extensively to Johnny Scholtz from DWR who commented: "David and his team were really keen on going down the MA route, the pricing was good and the platform is rock solid, so it ticked all their essential boxes."

So convincing was Johnny's pitch that dB Audio took delivery of the console without even receiving the full demo – a bit of a testament to their faith in the MA brand, and also the excellent support and back-up for which DWR is renowned. "We've all been really impressed with how quick and easy it is to set up the palettes and start using features like the effects engine,” said Desmond.

In picture: Desmond Coetzee, dB Audio’s Lighting HoD.

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4th February 2016

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