Huawei Connect Shanghai
Powerful D.A.S. sound at Huawei Connect 2016 in Shanghai
Huawei Connect 2016, Huawei's first global annual flagship event, recently took Shanghai by storm in a four-day, three-venue conference that showcased the ICT industry’s latest tech. Featuring 400 speakers from around the world, the event brought together over 20,000 industry leaders and experts from more than 120 countries and regions to share insights into the future smart society. The conference spanned three locations across the city, including the Mercedes Benz Arena, where D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems were on hand to provide flawless sound for the event’s keynote speeches.
Local AV Sound & Light Technical Supplier Neurotech was contracted to coordinate the installation of the sound system in the 18,000-seat indoor Mercedes Benz Arena, a world-class performance venue and new Shanghai landmark. Neurotech’s technical division worked closely with German Rodriguez, Technical Director at Chao GanGuan, D.A.S. Audio Distributor for China, who handled sound system design and setup following the complex needs of the event.
After running through countless systems configurations with the EASE Focus 3 software –varying the positions and number of cabinets– Rodriguez and the Neurotech sound technicians landed on a combination of D.A.S. Audio Aero 50, Aero 40A, Aero 20A, Aero 12A and LX-218CA.NET systems. This veritable army of D.A.S. gear was pulled from three different rental companies from Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, all under Neurotech’s coordination.
The setup designed by Rodriguez included 24 Aero 40A ALAS™ (Advanced Line Array System) flown in two arrays for the house mains to provide coverage for the floor and center section of the first tier of seats. These high-performance systems were paired with 12 powered LX-218CA.NET subwoofers, which were groundstacked in front of the stage in an end-fire configuration for crucial low-frequency support.
Outfill was handled by 24 Aero 12A rigged in two arrays for robust yet clear audio for all four tiers of the arena, while six stacks of two Aero 12A each handled front fill for participants closest to the stage. Rodriguez and his crew also designed a delay system that brought in 16 Aero 20A line arrays to cover the middle of the stands from halfway up the first tier until the top. Another additional 16 Aero 50 covered the corners at the back of the arena, ensuring outstanding sound for every seat in the house.