Miss Oklahoma 2011
D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems have been deployed for the Miss Oklahoma Pageant 2011
Since 1975, Tulsa's Mabee Center has been the site of the annual Miss Oklahoma Pageant. To ensure robust music reproduction and the finest speech intelligibility possible, the Mabee Center staff pulled out all the stops with its deployment of a robust sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of D.A.S. Audio.
Casey Phariss serves as Oral Roberts University's Audio Services Manager and Chief Audio Engineer. In this capacity, he oversees the day-to-day operations as related to audio setups for the Mabee Center's concerts, conferences, athletic events, and other special events. Phariss and his crew flew an impressive sound system that included D.A.S. Audio's Aero 38A, Aero CA-28A, and LX-218A loudspeaker enclosures. He discussed the project's challenges and the setup.
"Every inch of floor space was taken up for the staging area. By the time everything was in place, the front seating row was barely three feet from the stage. For this reason, we flew almost the entire sound system, including the subwoofers. While there was no live music, there were many pre-recorded music tracks, so it was critical that music reproduction be first rate-and likewise for the spoken word."
Phariss and his team flew twenty D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A, ten units per side.For low frequency support, the crew flew a total of eight D.A.S. LX-218A powered subwoofers-four enclosures per side, positioned to the inside of the Aero 38A clusters. They positioned an additional four Aero CA-28A cabinets across the front of the stage area to serve in a front fill capacity. For on-stage monitoring, eight D.A.S. SML-12A powered multipurpose monitors were deployed.
Phariss discussed the attributes of the D.A.S. equipment: "The first and foremost consideration is sound quality, and in this regard, the D.A.S. Aero System is hard to beat. The Aero Series enclosures have solid vertical throw and broad horizontal dispersion, and this enables us to provide consistent, even coverage throughout the room. Add to this the fact that the entire system is self-powered and you eliminate the need for a rack of heavy amplifiers."
Phariss reflected on the event and the success. "Everyone involved with the Miss Oklahoma Pageant was really pleased with the performance of our audio system. We routinely encounter audio engineers and others who may have heard of, but are not familiar, with the D.A.S. name. Every audio engineer that comes through here raves about the sound quality and performance of the system."