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Austria's MEB Event Technology Chooses Adamson Systems

MEB Event Technology

MEB Event Technology (Veranstaltungstechnik) is the first Adamson Metrix partner in Austria. They are located in Leondig a town in Upper Austria near the city of Linz, with a beautiful view of the Alps. This small format sound and lighting rental company, established by Martin Lang and Markus Six about 10 years ago, employs freelancers as needed for corporate events, permanent installations, and live performances -- making the Metrix touring system a great match for MEB Event Technology. The Metrix-t is a five-degree, two-way (three-way with sub) 8.5" enclosure, featuring a 15-degree wide angle enclosure, and a double 15" cardioid subwoofer for maximum flexibility.

MEB first heard the Adamson Metrix PA at a demo in Munich, Germany. Adamson's Austrian representative, Günther Huemer, serviced the sale of the Metrix system, the first into Austria. "We heard things in the sound that we had never heard before, the system sounded really clear and specific." explains Lang. The purchase was paired with some Point Series enclosures Lang describes as "incredible."

"It was really a hard decision for us to pick the right PA system for the future of our company, it's always hard to be the first with a system in an area, but we couldn't have chosen a better one. We love the Metrix and the Point Series, and the reaction to the sound is always positive, most comment on smoothness of the spectrum of the systems distribution of all frequencies," concludes Lang.

The very first gig was June 16-17 in Traun, Austria. The event was the US Car Meeting 2012, a classic American car show, the largest of its kind in Austria. The main audience area was a flat grass field approximately 60m (200') wide by 50m (165') deep holding about 2,000 people. This year, a four-box per side Metrix system, loaded on a pair of Metrix subs per side, and angled just a few degrees out, covered the audience. The system was powered with Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q amps.

This was followed by the Danube Island Festival in the Austrian capital of Vienna, where 3,000,000 people visit. There are many stages, with the MEB Metrix system featured on the small SJ stage. The system included six Metrix-t boxes stacked on Metrix sub-t's per side, with a single T21 sub placed in the middle for additional bass, and Point 8 boxes used as front fills. Two Adamson M15 and M12 boxes were used for monitoring on stage. The sound design was done by Klaus Hübner of Soundworx using Adamson's Shooter v.2.8.4. Hübner commented: "The output of such a small system was higher than what I expected; I couldn't drive the PA to the maximum, because the output was loud enough, and I like it loud. A well balanced sound with good SPL and the setup and tuning was quick and without big EQ corrections." Lang served as a systems engineer for the three-day event added: "On that last day, we delivered over 117dB (c-weighted) at the front-of-house position and further away with this system! Absolutely stunning! The T21 did a great job providing all the ultralow frequencies for the rocking crowd."


(19 July 2012)

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