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Scotland Gets First Taste Of EV XLD

January 27th, 2006

With big UK chart names appearing at the events, such as Liberty X, Girls Aloud and McFly, the FMX team sought a bankable solution for their regular client. Setting aside their own Electro-Voice XLC system, ““too large for this type of event““, they chose EV’s new XLD system, which sets a new standard in precise coverage and dynamic headroom for compact line arrays.

The XLD was used as the main PA at the two venues; Easterbrook Town Hall in Dumfries, and the Ayr Racecourse. With Shuttlesound’s Jason Kelly in the supporting role of system tech for the shows, the PA was set up with 12 XLD 281 full-range boxes and 4 XS212 subs, with additional XLC118 subs. The system was powered by EV P3000 RL series amplifiers, remote- controlled by EV’s proprietary IRIS (Intelligent Remote Integrated Supervision) management software. The show was mixed from a Midas Heritage 2000 console running Klark Teknik’s DN9340 Helix EQ, which provides wireless control over all the commonly used EQ functions, allowing instant and simultaneous online control of up to 64 channels of EQ from a tablet computer.

Ron McGillivray of FMX reported: ““I really do like my XLC system, it’s just that it was a little too big for these occasions. We were looking for something smaller that was also suitable for conferencing. The XLD looks great and it performs superbly in the flying position, although we have the option to ground-stack it as well. It is very compact and, in my opinion, a worthy addition to EV’s family of line array systems.““

EV’s X-Line Very Compact™ range (XLD) offers two principal system choices for different applications. The most compact single 8-inch XLE™ and the slightly larger, more powerful, double 8-inch XLD™. Each full-range line-array element features two ND2S compression drivers for maximum high-frequency headroom. Both systems can be combined with the matching XS212 bass cabinet for low-frequency extension.

The XLD 281 is a 3-way design that uses an 8-inch neodymium LF transducer, an 8-inch neodymium LF/MB transducer, and two ND2S neodymium, 2-inch voice coil compression drivers. The 281 features a sophisticated internal crossover network and can be operated in biamp or triamp modes. It is 9.9“ (25cm) high x 28.8“ (73cm) wide x 14.4“ (37cm) deep, and weighs 47lbs (21.3kg).


Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

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Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
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