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Lab.gruppen powers Fan Fests

5 July 2010
Lab.gruppen powers Fan Fests

Working through the World Cup stories while it’s still on, South African-based Surgesound supplied a quantity of Lab.gruppen’s acclaimed FP+ and fP Series power amplifiers to Johannesburg-based production services company, The Sound Corporation, for installation at some of the key FIFA Fan Fest outdoor fan parks across the country.

For the thousands of eager football fans in SA that haven’t been lucky enough to get to the big matches, FIFA Fan Fest areas have been a good alternative, allowing people to share in the football fever and take in the match on giant screens supported with world class audio systems. That’s where Lab.gruppen’s world renowned power amplifier expertise was brought to the game.

The Sound Corporation provided the audio systems for four of the fan parks, including one of the largest in Soweto where over 75,000 fans watched the opening match between South Africa and Mexico, as well as those at Rustenburg, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit. The systems have been based around Lab.gruppen FP+ and fP Series amplification powering EAW loudspeakers.

Racks of Lab.gruppen’s ultra reliable and high power density FP 10000Q (4 x 2500W) power EAW KF760/761 and KF730 line array systems, with a combination of Lab.gruppen fP 6400 and fP 2600 driving EAW SM12 monitors, ensuring the fans enjoy world-class tour sound quality at the FIFA Fan Parks.

Surgesound’s founder, Andrew Rowan, commented: “The Sound Corporation has been a great client of ours for many years and currently has an extensive inventory of Lab.gruppen product as well as the biggest EAW system in Africa. We are extremely proud that a production house of The Sound Corporation’s calibre happily put their trust in Lab.gruppen and EAW products when it comes to their most high-profile gigs”

Mark de Klerk, owner of The Sound Corporation, said: “We’ve invested heavily in Lab.gruppen amplification technology, and with good reason…they are in my opinion second to none, giving us absolute peace of mind when it comes to reliability as well as delivering a natural sound quality that makes the difference when it comes to the most demanding live sound applications, such as here at the FIFA Fan Parks.”

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