Hollywood Beach Theatre
DAS Audio Keeps the Crowds Energized at Hollywood Beach Bandshell
Recently, Valencia, Spain-based DAS Audio was selected to upgrade the sound reinforcement capabilities at the legendary Hollywood Beach Bandshell. After careful consideration and evaluation, the purchased equipment was drawn from the Event Series catalog of DAS Audio.
Ricardo Cintron-Jimenez, the Professional Accounts Manager for Guitar Center Professional of South Florida, handled the sale of the DAS equipment through Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. This transaction included six DAS Audio EVENT-208A three-way, active line array elements and two DAS EVENT-218A powered sub bass enclosures.
“There is an outdoor, beachfront stage that is located right on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk,” Cintron-Jimenez explained. “The resort works very closely with the city to manage the iconic Hollywood Beach Bandshell. On Wednesday – Sunday evenings there are live music performances that encompass a wide range of musical styles. These performances are open to both resort guests and the public and they attract a good-size crowd”.
“Ron Green, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s Director of Entertainment, wanted to upgrade the sound system capabilities. I coordinated a live demo onsite at the beach so we could clearly evaluate dispersion, clarity, speech intelligibility, ease of setup, and overall sound quality of the Event Series loudspeakers. The demo proved to be the best way to evaluate the equipment and, in this case, the Event Series loudspeakers clearly showed that their quality of sound reproduction and coverage were ideal. Combined with their rugged build quality, scalability, and overall versatility, these loudspeakers proved to be a great choice for this particular bandshell venue”, Cintron-Jimenez added.
As an outdoor venue, the new DAS loudspeakers are moved on and off the stage each day. With this in mind, the setup includes covers for the loudspeakers to help protect them as they are moved, along with stacking brackets. Once the equipment is moved onto the stage, the setup provides for three ground-stacked DAS EVENT-208A loudspeakers each for the left and right sides—accompanied by one EVENT-218A subwoofer for each side.
For Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, quality customer service and technical support were important considerations as part of this transaction. Here too, DAS Audio’s customer and technical support teams proved integral to the resort’s overall purchase decision. “DAS Audio provides solid support, training, and customer Service”, Cintron-Jimenez reports. “The DAS team always delivers—with brilliance. When we decided to conduct a live demonstration at the resort, both DAS Miami’s General Manager Jaime Villegas and US Accounts Manager Carlos Henao were 120% supportive. The demo was very successful and helped immensely with the negotiation”.