Super Bowl 2010
Major artists and sound companies praise equipment's performance
Super Bowl XLIV, which was played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida was watched by an average of more than 106 million people becoming the most-watched program in U.S. television history. While the entire country was partying in celebration of the NFL's big day, nowhere was the celebratory mood more prevalent than in the greater Miami area, where a wide range of private, corporate-sponsored and public events. During this year's Super Bowl festivities, D.A.S. Audio had a strong presence at some of the most high profile events.
Allstar Audio Systems, Inc., of Smyrna, TN and Merritt Island, FL provided sound for the Coors Light Party on February 5th at Miami's Mansion Night Club. This invitation only event attracted a crowd of roughly 1,500 people and featured rap artist, producer, and film star Snoop Dog. Allstar Audio's sound system setup included twelve D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A self-powered line array elements (flown six per side), eight Compact Series 218 Sub 2K subwoofers distributed evenly across the front of the stage, and two Aero CA-28A powered, line array modules for front fill.
At The W South Beach, Solange Knowles spun tunes on the turntable while tennis star Venus Williams hosted an event celebrating the launch of the new Tide Plus Febreeze Freshness Sport laundry detergent. Other celebrities in attendance included Venus' sister Serena Williams, Jamie Foxx, and Terrell Owens. Miami, FL-based Master Sound Productions handled sound for the event that had greater than 1,000 people each of the three days. For this sound system, deployed ten D.A.S. Aero 12A line array loudspeakers-5 per side: with 3 ground stacked and 2 flown for nearfields-accompanied by four D.A.S. LX-218A powered subwoofers.
The Bud Light Hotel was in full swing, too. Miami-based Interface Sound, headed by Ralph Alvarez, handled sound for this popular shindig.Recording artist and actor Usher performed, along with Jamie Foxx and rapper Flo Rida. Here, the Interface Sound crew set up a sound system consisting of sixteen D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A - flown 8 per side-that were augmented on the low end by twelve Aero 182A 2k powered subwoofers, ground stacked 6 per side. A total of ten D.A.S. SML-12A powered stage monitors rounded out the package.
The Jerry Rice Celebrity Gala took place at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. NFL Legend Jerry Rice (known locally as "Miami Rice") along with several other NFL greats, including Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, and Brent Jones, had an evening of dinner and live entertainment to benefit the Buoniconti Fund. Miami Gardens, FL-based Beach Sound Inc. ran sound for the event. Here, they deployed a formidable collection of D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A powered, compact line array loudspeakers and LX-218A powered subwoofers.