EAW Redline Monitors Patti LaBelle Concert In The Round

Patti LaBelle recently performed in the historic NYCB Theater in Westbury with a full Eastern Acoustic Works Redline monitor system. Since 1966, the 3,000-seat theater-in-the-round has presented many top names in contemporary pop, classic rock, comedy, country, and rhythm and blues.

Ronkonkoma, New York-based Audio Design Group provided eight Redline RL12 loudspeakers used in monitor mode and placed around the lip of the famous turntable stage. Reuben James, LaBelle’s monitor engineer since 2010 had specified bi-amped wedges for the downstage mix.

“The EAW Redline RL12 were more than up to the task,” he explains. “I was very impressed by the consistent coverage of the spectrum from 98 dB to the 125 dB climax of the show.”

The active Redline Series consists of the RL12, RL15 and RL18S subwoofer. The compact RL12 includes a complete on-board 1,250-watt bi-amplified electronics package paired to custom transducers engineered to meet the specific demands of live sound professionals.

The use of EAW Focusing processing ensures the impulse response of a studio monitor, which tied neatly into James’ specification. DynO algorithms optimize headroom and integrity of sound at maximum output. The RL12 enclosure incorporates symmetrical monitor angles to easily form left-right wedge pairs.

Phil Christie, president of Audio Design Group concludes, “It was a very successful event with the RL12s playing a key role in the production. Everyone was very happy with the end result.”

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Photo cutline: The turntable stage at NYCB Theater in Westbury equipped with eight EAW RL12 loudspeaker/monitors.
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