Nordic Rentals Brings in Lake Contour

Apr 5, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Scandinavian sound, lighting and staging company Nordic Rentals A/S has implemented a dozen Lake Contour™ Pro26D units to provide control of its Electro-Voice and Adamson compact line array speaker systems. The Lake Contour Pro26D is a new version of the company's digital loudspeaker processor that incorporates a stereo AES/EBU digital input and output as standard.

Pictured: Jens Elsborg (left) and Morten Lykke (chief engineer) at Nordic Rentals A/S with their installed Lake Contour units.

Jens Elsborg, head of the sound department at Nordic Rentals, said, "We did an A/B comparison between Lake Contour and the controllers that we were using previously that left us in no doubt that Lake Contour provides crystal-clear sound with immense depth."

Elsborg and his colleagues at Nordic Rentals were impressed with the application of Lake Contour's linear phase brickwall (LPBW) crossovers, which offer transition slopes exceeding 180 dB per octave. "The impulse response, and especially the off-axis response, of the E-V line arrays shows a significant improvement using Lake Contour," he said. "Brickwall crossovers demonstrate huge advantages, offering a nice, clean roll-off on the transition between frequency bands, which is especially effective on the midrange drivers.

"All line arrays needs extensive HF boost," Elsborg continued. "With Lake's Mesa Filter and the newly implemented Lowpass Filter, over-equalization is not an issue. If you want the power compensation to roll off at 20 kHz, for example, you can do that and be very precise. And no overstressed HF drivers means less heat and less distortion."

Elsborg concluded, "Plus, the limiters are just amazing: There's really no reason to avoid using them. All in all, Lake Contour is a true power tool that will bring new life to any speaker system."

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