Windy Shores Sound adds X-Line Advance
Minneapolis-based Windy Shores Sound recently added an X-Line Advance line-array loudspeaker system to their already extensive inventory of Electro-Voice equipment.
The new rig includes 18x X2-212/90 and 6x X2-212/120 full-range boxes, and 12x X12-128 dual-18-inch subwoofers – the most powerful subs EV has ever made. Though a full flown deployment of their new system can cater to a large concert or festival applications, its compact form factor and flexible setup options makes it an ideal high-performance choice when configured for smaller events, such as the Star Tribune Stage at the recent Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis.
Arrays of (3) X2-212/90 over (3) X2-212/120 were stacked securely onstage left and right on dedicated dollies that also double as road pack lids – one of the system's many design features that help keep hardware and weight to a minimum. Ample low end was provided via six of the mighty X12-128 subs in cardioid configuration. Though packing formidable power, presence and punch, the system’s small footprint kept sightlines open. "It's truly a game-changer in terms of performance-to-size ratio and overall value in line arrays," says Windy Shores owner Brent Naylor. A spread of compact ZLX-12P wedges delivered the monitor mixes.