Sixty Powersoft K10 and K8 Used for River Plate Stadium Show
Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 9, 2010 – Powersoft amplifiers were used in conjunction with an Eco-Energy bio-fuel generator to make a green statement for the recent Bon Jovi concert at the River Plate stadium. Sixty Powersoft K10 and K8 amplifiers were employed to drive the thunderous sounds for the 45,000 fans attending the show. The high efficiency design of the Powersoft K Series allowed the show to be powered by the bio-fuel AC generator without missing a beat.
“We wanted to make this remarkable performance a green statement by reducing the carbon footprint of the concert,” says Federico Sainz, CEO of Buenos Aires Live Show (BALS), the sound company providing the system for the show. “Simply put, if we used traditional power-hungry amplifiers, we could not take this approach because of the incredibly large current draw. The Powersoft K10 and K8 amplifiers operate at over 90-percent efficiency, a green statement in itself, making it possible to use this new power generating technology. It was estimated that this concert saved 10 tons of CO2 emissions, a significant reduction over the past.”
The Powersoft amplifiers were used to drive a massive speaker system consisting of 36 JBL VERTEC VT4889-1 speakers for the main FOH, 24 JBL VERTEC VT4889-1 for the FOH side main, 48 SUBLOW VCA 2X21" for the subwoofers and 40 LINE ARRAY VCA for the left, center and right delayed satellite systems.
“It has been over 15-years since Bon Jovi played in Argentina, so the sound quality needed to be first rate all the way,” continues Saniz. “Powersoft amplifiers provided sterling sound quality with an extremely tight bass response delivering a high-level sonic performance to the packed audience. Powersoft also did not handicap the transient response one bit as its operational efficiency never stressed the power generator's supply. In essence, by using Powersoft amplifiers, it was possible to get the same amount of audio power using half the electricity required for regular power amplifiers.”
“We were very pleased with the successful results of the green experiment we participated in for the Bon Jovi concert,” says Carlos Maiocchi, CEO for EQUAPHON Sistemas de Sonido, the Powersoft rep for Argentina. “Powersoft is a green-designed product from the ground up delivering high-level, clean, clear audio power in a one rack unit package weighing only 26 lbs. In every way, from low transport weight to greatly reduced heat generation, Powersoft was the ideal choice for this green event.”
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Farmingdale, NY, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world's leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft web site at www.powersoft-audio.com.