Provident Bank Park
D.A.S. Audio delivers concert series at Provident Bank Park in Ramapo, NY.
Featuring a variety of well-known acts, including Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and Smashmouth, among others, Provident Bank Park has rapidly become an important destination for sports and entertainment. To ensure the best possible audio quality for its patrons, stadium management selected a world-class sound system from the Aero Series 2 catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Dynamic Productions, headquartered in Orangeburg, NY, worked for this project in conjunction with D.A.S. Audio’s Miami, FL-based office. Company owner Brian Rosenblum and his team deployed a sound system incorporating numerous Aero 12A powered line array modules, LX-218CA powered, high performance subwoofers, Aero 8A powered line array modules, and Road 12A, powered stage monitors. Rosenblum discussed the project.
“Being a relatively new stadium that had never hosted any prior concerts, we found ourselves with a clean slate in terms of what equipment would be deployed,” Rosenblum explained. “The stage is located in the outfield about 60 feet behind second base and it faces in toward home plate. This required a PA system capable of long distance throw and wide 180+ degree coverage. Because of this unique situation, we consulted with D.A.S. Audio’s Carlos Henao in an effort to ensure we provided a good loudspeaker fit.”
The system Henao modeled for this project included a total of thirty-two D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A’s—positioned sixteen enclosures per side. These loudspeakers were augmented by outfills on the extreme left and right—each encompassing six Aero 8A’s. Rosenblum’s team placed another four Aero 12A’s for front fill. Low frequency support is equally impressive, with sixteen D.A.S. LX-218CA sub bass enclosures on the scene—in a staggered center configuration. Completing the setup, a D.A.S. Audio DSP-4080 digital processor was deployed to handle loudspeaker management tasks.
Rosenblum reports that everything is going really well and that several engineers responded very positively to the system. Jerad ‘Gremlin’ Reimers, FOH Sound Engineer for Soul Asylum and ReadyGoes said, “I had never worked on a powered PA of that size before and was very impressed by its range and durability. The system delivered fantastic clarity and great overall sonic representation and response.” Similarly, Neil Schaefer, FOH engineer for REO Speedwagon, said, “My first opportunity to use the D.A.S. Aero system was a very positive experience. I was pleasantly surprised at the crisp smooth high end and very solid frequency response. I look forward to the next chance to get in front of this system.”