TEMPE, Arizona - October 2008 -- After 18 albums and more than four decades of touring, Alice Cooper certainly isn't showing any signs of slowing. Currently out on his aptly named "Psycho-Drama" tour, the original shock rocker has among his collection of essential stage items a guillotine, electric chair, boa constrictor, plenty of fake blood and, now, ten coaxial L-ACOUSTICS 115XT HiQ stage monitors.
Along with a pair of L-ACOUSTICS ARCS and SB118 enclosures for side-fill, not to mention LA Series amplification, the 115XT HiQ wedges round out the loudspeaker complement of a monitor system package furnished by Tempe, Arizona-based Precise Corporate Staging (PCS) LLC.
"Night after the night, the HiQs are performing very well for Alice and his band," says PCS President David Stern, who has worked with Cooper on and off for the past four years and is additionally providing the tour's FOH console and processing racks. "In my opinion, there's not a better monitor built. Just like the 30-box V-DOSC® rig we also own, the HiQ wedges are extremely clean and rarely need much EQ, if any."
Stern points out that the monitors are beneficial in that they help minimize the tour's overall stage volume. "We're running the stage system in zones and I know that Paul Bostic, Alice's monitor engineer, appreciates the exceptional clarity and articulation of the HiQ's design. This enables the musicians to better hear themselves while performing and spares them from the vicious circle of having to crank up their amplifiers to compete with the wedges."
"As a rule, we never take the 'cheap' way out," he adds. "So even though L-ACOUSTICS' products may be a little more expensive than some others out there, there's a real reason why they're on everyone's riders. I've found that I can A/B them against anything and they'll win hands down."
For more information on Alice Cooper's Psycho-Drama tour, which appropriately wraps up its North American leg on Halloween before heading overseas to Europe, visit www.alicecooper.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 KUDOâ„¢, KIVAâ„¢, 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." L-ACOUSTICS products for the North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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