The Ranch Concert Hall
D.A.S. Audio keeps the vibe energized at The Ranch Concert Hall in Florida
The Ranch Concert Hall and Saloon is Fort Myers’ newest and largest event center and live concert venue featuring many of the country’s leading performers. In recent months, the venue was host to Country music artists Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, and Tanya Tucker. The venue is a leading attraction in the area and, to ensure both the performers and the customers are happy, management wanted a sound system that was best in class. This is precisely why they selected components drawn from the Aero Series 2 catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Ft. Meyers, FL-based Tech-Tronics Sound, Lighting, and Staging was contracted to provide sound for The Ranch. In addition to being a design / build firm for the AV installation market, Tech-Tronics is also a full service production company that provides events solutions including sound, lighting, staging, tents, generators, and more. As the company founder Arthur ‘Rusty’ Roepke is involved in all aspects of his company’s business from sales to system design and deployment. He discussed The Ranch and his reasons for installing a D.A.S. Audio sound reinforcement system.
“As The Ranch hosts a variety of top artists, it was essential that the house sound system be a solid, concert-level setup. We wanted to ensure that not only the performers, but their technical staff as well, had a system that offered the music reproduction and speech intelligibility characteristics they expected. This is what led us to D.A.S. Aero Series 2 loudspeakers. After evaluating the room, we elected to deploy a system consisting of Aero 12A powered line array modules and LX-218A powered high performance subwoofers.”
The main stage setup at The Ranch includes eight D.A.S. Aero 12A line array elements—four enclosures each for the left and right hangs. The eight LX-218A subwoofers that are deployed were positioned underneath the stage. In addition, Roepke and his crew also positioned another two Aero 12A enclosures—one each for left and right— roughly 60 feet out from the main stage to serve as a delay system.
The installation at The Ranch occurred in late 2014 and since that time, Roepke reports the system has performed above and beyond everyone’s expectations, “It’s been terrific,” he said. “In the ten months that the system has been operational, there hasn’t been a single problem. The artists and their engineers have been very complimentary and our client has been equally pleased.”