E-Series and S-Series rig supported wide range of large venues for aclaimed artists.
Chongqing, China – November 2023 – Chinese rock legend Xu Wei restarted his pandemic-interrupted Endless Light Tour with a large-scale Adamson PA design consisting of 172 speaker cabinets at Chongqing Huaxi Culture and Sports Center. Supporting his latest album, the final leg of the tour required a flexible system design to match various-sized venues across eight Chinese cities.
Real Music Acoustics & Lighting Technology chose Adamson for all loudspeakers including stage monitors, main arrays, sidefills and frontfills.
The main left and right line arrays each consisted of eighteen E15 and three E12 for downfill. Main sidefills used arrays of fifteen E12. All venues were large enough to require extensive frontfills. Front of house system engineer Kaiji LIU says, “For the frontfill, we use eighteen Adamson S10. These 10” line array cabinets are divided into six groups to cover the front area.”
There were twenty-four more S10 available to augment the already large main array for particularly large venues. The low end was filled in with thirty-six E219 subwoofers in three groups for left, middle and right. To keep the sonic signature in the Adamson family, M-Series stage monitors were used for the band and various performers that joined Xu Wei.
Adamson was an easy choice for the 172 loudspeakers required for the tour because of the unified system design with Blueprint AV software. Now a feature of Adamson’s ArrayIntelligence software, Blueprint technology was used to design and simulate the system in each venue. This allowed for maximizing the best coverage possible as well as assisting with planning and setup.
In the end, the choice was about the sound, “The whole sound system uses Adamson. Every speaker shares the same technology like the Kevlar cones for example. The result is we get similar performance including excellent transient response across every speaker we deploy,” says LIU.