Photo: Chris and Hyacinth Belcher (front center) with Onstage Systems' audio crew in front of a few "old friends"
DALLAS, Texas -- For nearly a quarter of a century, Dallas-based Onstage Systems has been steadily updating its equipment inventories to continually raise the production bar for clients like George Strait and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This summer, that initiative has continued with the company's purchase of a full K1 stadium loudspeaker system from L-ACOUSTICS.
According to Onstage Systems President Hyacinth Belcher, the company has now added 48 K1 line source elements and 24 K1-SB subs to its roster, along with 48 KUDO and 12 KARA elements, 48 SB28 and four SB18 subs, and 30 LA-RAK touring amplifier racks, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers.
Photo: The first half of the K1 shipment arrives at the Dallas shop
A V-DOSC Rental Network company since 1999, Onstage Systems has had K1 ownership in its sights since the very start of the product's Pilot Program three years ago. In particular, the company made a leap toward L-ACOUSTICS' K Standard last year through sizable purchases of KUDO and LA-RAK.
"Choosing to move to the K Standard for K1/KUDO was something we've wanted to do for a few years now," says Belcher, who, along with her brother, Chris, has headed up the company since 2006. "In our opinion, K1 is the best touring speaker system available and our clients deserve the best. It outperforms any festival system in the US and we'll be utilizing it for all of George Strait's stadium events as well as on other large-scale tours and events.
Photo: L-ACOUSTICS' Scott Sugden trains the Onstage team on its new systems
"We're also very excited about KARA, which will be used for a wider variety of events, especially after rounding out the system with additional SB18s and rigging accessories. The wide pattern and light weight L-ACOUSTICS' newest WST box in the K series makes it a perfect fit for ballrooms and corporate events, and the SB18s really add some power to the system in a small package.
"We feel honored to be a part of a group of companies that dedicates itself to the best in audio. We take sound very seriously and can think of no better manufacturer than L-ACOUSTICS to keep us at the top of the field."
Photo: Sugden shares some real-world product application knowledge with the crew in the shop
Belcher notes that the company will soon be deploying its new K1 system at several large electronic music festivals promoted by SFX - Disco Holdings Corp. Onstage's KARA enclosures, in particular, will also be used by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for its concert series at Exall Park in the spring of 2013.
Onstage is currently offering its K1 rig for a touring group as well as planning to keep the systems active as cross-rentals with other K1 Rental Network companies.
For more information on Onstage Systems, visit www.onstagesystems.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." Product distribution and customer service for the USA is handled by L-ACOUSTICS' subsidiary in Oxnard, California.
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