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Xld Flexes its Musical Muscles with Matsuri

May 2nd, 2007

The show’s athletic cast-many of whom are Olympic champions-creates a thrilling mélange of muscle-driven instrumental music, comedy and acrobatics with global appeal (having no language barrier), all delivered via an equally athletic all-Electro-Voice PA, including an XLD very compact line array system.

The show will tour the rest of Japan from the end of July through mid-December 2007, and begins a two-year residence at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on May 29th. Mr. Yamada Masato, President of Sound Caraway, is responsible for the complete Muscle Musical sound systems spec and show sound design.

The 2005 Muscle Musical tour of Japan was one of the first to use the new XLD very compact line array solution, a high-powered three-way (8“ LF; 8“ LF/MB; 2“ HF), coupled with QRx 218S twin 18“ subs for additional low-end punch.

The tours have been a runaway success for the past two years, and 2007 sees the continued use of the XLD, which has since grown a reputation for extraordinarily high power and versatility far beyond the reach of any other any compact line array systems on the market. XLD is changing the conventions of general touring, bringing line array control and coverage into venues where line array would previously not have been an option, due to trim or weight restrictions. And, of course, it’s a big advantage that a two-man crew can quickly fly two eight-box XLD arrays for complete coverage in a 2000-person venue.

“The reverberation issue in the venue has been dramatically improved with the XLD,“ reports Mr. Yamada, “and we can precisely aim the arrays to throw deep into the corners on the second and third floor balconies. Though the XLD is lightweight and compact enough to fit into a theatre like this, keeping sightlines clear while covering every seat in the house, it delivers equally impressive sound when flown for arena applications.“

Electro-Voice equipment list, Muscle Theatre, Shibuya, Japan:

(14) XLD281 line array elements

(4) QRx218S subwoofers

(3) Dx38 processors

(4) Sx300 & (2) QRx112/75 monitors & fills


Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
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