Espinoza Paz USA
D.A.S. Aero Series 2 professional sound systems with Espinoza Paz on Tour in the United States
Among the numerous Hispanic artists gaining fame with U.S. audiences, Espinosa Paz certainly ranks high on the list. Paz' reputation is rapidly expanding on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border. When touring the United States, Paz relies on his Aero Series 2 loudspeaker systems from Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio for a wide range of performance venues.
San Antonio, TX-based Global Productions handles all aspects of Paz' staging considerations, including audio, lighting, and video. Adrian Gallegos, co-owner of Global Productions, serves as the tour's production manager and performs double duty as the monitor engineer for the artist's U.S. performances. To accommodate the various venues where Paz performs, Gallegos depends on a combination of D.A.S. Aero 12A, Aero 8A, and Aero 50 line array loudspeaker systems plus a contingent of LX-218A subwoofers. He discussed his experiences using D.A.S. Aero Series 2 loudspeaker systems.
"Our loudspeaker setups vary quite a bit, depending on the nature of the venue. We go from arenas to theaters to nightclubs, so I have to be able to handle a wide range of performance spaces. Currently, we have 24 D.A.S. Aero 12A powered line array elements that we frequently fly twelve units per side. These are accompanied by a dozen D.A.S. LX-218A powered subwoofers. We've also been using D.A.S. Audio's large format Aero 50 line array enclosures for the largest venues like arenas and big theaters."
For smaller venues, Gallegos reports using eight Aero 12A's per side in conjunction with the twelve LX-218A subwoofers. Frequently, he'll use D.A.S. Aero 8A ultra-compact line array enclosures for front fills. "I love the versatility the Aero Series 2 loudspeaker systems provide.The Aero 12A and Aero 8A sound terrific. They are extremely easy to setup, tear down, and transport and the integrated hardware is a pleasure to work with."
When working smaller venues, the Aero 12A's offer numerous benefits. "Nightclubs are never easy to set up for. With the Aero 12A it's very easy to rig 6 or 8 boxes per side. We can hang these loudspeakers off Genie lifts without any problems."Gallegos also notes that it's not uncommon to deploy a combination of the Aero 50 and Aero 12A enclosures. "On big arena jobs I use eight Aero 50's per side and use a combination setup where the Aero 12A's assume downfill and frontfill responsibilities. We also use the Aero 12A's for the extreme sides."
Our experience with D.A.S. Audio has been excellent. The company's customer and tech support services are first rate. Our main sales and support person-Carlos Henao-has been terrific in terms of follow-up and ensuring that we understand the various aspects of the equipment. We regularly received compliments for the sound quality from concert goers and Espinosa Paz has been equally pleased with the system's performance. In the roughly eight months that we've been using the D.A.S. gear, we've had very consistent sound quality without issues. I'm a big fan of D.A.S."