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VUE Takes to the Ring with HBO World Championship Boxing

Audio Visual Live, Inc. deploys newly delivered al-8 rig for January live broadcast

March 1st, 2018 — Escondido, Ca.

Citing its flexibility and class-leading size-to-performance ratio, Audio Visual Live, Inc. (“AVL”) recently deployed a VUE al-8 line array system for the HBO Boxing After Dark live broadcast event on January 27, 2018. Looking to strike the ideal balance of intelligibility, directionality and SPL, AVL identified the VUE line array as the best option for the challenging, low-headroom indoor arena, The Forum, in Los Angeles.

AVL has handled production for many televised boxing events for promoters across multiple networks. This venue has always presented a challenging tradeoff between ideal system performance and size.

As is typical with live-broadcasts, AVL needed a system that could handle a range of material — from high-SPL DJ performances to the ring announcer’s spoken word — all without disruption to the live TV broadcast. Directionality and precision of coverage were also key to avoid covering areas that require lower SPL. Adding to the challenge was a relatively low 30-foot clearance from the top of the lighting truss to the venue ceiling.

“Based on our experience doing in-arena sound for boxing, I can hands-down say that this VUE system is the ideal fit for HBO Boxing,” lauded AVL owner, Dennis Layton. “The al-8’s clarity in the vocal range allows us to put the ring announcers’ voice out into the audience without disturbing the TV broadcast, yet they have enough punch to get the live audience off their seats during DJ sets.”

AVL deployed an all-VUE system consisting of 32 medium-format al-8 elements in four hangs of eight, with eight (2 perched atop each of the 4 arrays) al-8SB flyable subwoofers for low-frequency support. The al-8’s high output-to-size ratio proved the ideal solution to AVL’s long-standing challenge. Each array is just shy of 15-feet in length (including motors, subs and rigging), and easily hidden above the lighting truss. Ten V6 VUEDrive System Engines provided all power and processing, while SystemVUE for iOS enabled real-time monitoring and control.

“There’s a simple reason why AVL continues to invest in the VUE line – particularly the al-Class. Regardless of the complexity or constraints of a project, the versatile VUE al-class system can be easily configured to exceed even the toughest requirements and client expectations — and they just sound spectacular,” concluded Layton.

With the addition of the al-8 system to their existing al-12 inventory, AVL now boasts a 100+ piece VUE inventory — one of the largest VUE arsenals in North America.

About Audio Visual Live, Inc.

Based in Lancaster, Ca., Audio Visual Live, Inc (“AVL”) is a full-service live event production company serving local, national and global clients. The company delivers state-of-the-art sound, video, lighting, stages and more for a wide range of event types from 1,500 person casino shows to 10,000 person live-broadcast sporting events. AVL also utilizes sophisticated planning tools and highly skilled technicians to ensure that each event creates defining experiences and lasting memories. Regardless of the event type, AVL prides itself on delivering benchmark-setting customer service, and for maintaining a roster of long-standing clients. For more information, visit www.audiovisuallive.com.

 

“There’s a simple reason why AVL continues to invest in the VUE line – particularly the al-Class. Regardless of the complexity or constraints of a project, the versatile VUE al-class system can be easily configured to exceed even the toughest requirements and client expectations — and they just sound spectacular.”

Dennis Layton – Owner of Audio Visual Live

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About VUE Audiotechnik

With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships, the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.

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