BONITA SPRINGS, FL--The city of Bonita Springs recently celebrated its seventh birthday with its annual "Celebrate Bonita" free festival, this year featuring headline acts the Charlie Daniels Band and Emerson Drive.
Tech-Tronics of Fort Myers, FL, deployed a Dynacord Cobra system for the event, ensuring Daniel's signature brand of country fiddle boogie was delivered with plenty of low end via a mighty ground-stacked horizontal sub arc of 16 Cobra PWH boxes. Five vertically stacked Cobra Top boxes per side were all it took to throw the mids and highs 300-feet into the 10,000-strong crowd.
Charlie Daniels performs with Dynacord's Cobra system.
"We do a ton of work with the Cobra," says Ted Roepke of Tech-Tronics, "and we got great line array performance and full, even coverage from ground-stacking these boxes for this event-they're perfect for applications where there are no fly points. We definitely weren't short on low-end with all those subs. This was the most people the city had ever had in Riverside Park-they closed off a couple of streets to handle the overflow-and everyone heard the show loud and clear."
Tech-Tronics ensured warm sound at FOH with a Midas XL3 console, and an all-Klark Teknik compliment of EQs, gates and comps, including a wireless KT Helix EQ system for monitors. Two stock dedicated Cobra drive racks with two Dynacord L2400 amps per side and DSP 244 controllers handled power and processing.
"We've been doing this show for a number of years now, and we always use the Cobra system, but this was the most boxes we've deployed so far," Roepke adds. "Though four Cobra tops and four subs a side can handle this space, this year they had a bigger budget and booked a bigger act, so we scaled up the rig accordingly. That's the great thing about Cobra-you can easily beef-up or downsize the system depending on your needs, but the setup and teardown is always quick. We love this system." For more information visit www.tech-tronicsinc.com and www.dynacord.com.