At the 2018 Reggae on the Mountain festival, at the Topanga Community Center in Los Angeles, dBTechnologies were selected to power both stages.
To ensure the best sound quality for such a unique space, the main stage featured 5 dBTechnologies VIO L210s ground stacked per side, with a gradient array of 7 dBTechnologies VIO S318 subs.
Each side of the stage featured a dBTechnologies Ingenia IG3 and a dBTechnologies DVA 1518 sub as sidefills, and the monitors consisted of 2 dBTechnologies DVX DM12THs, 6 dBTechnologies DVX DM12s, 1 dBTechnologies DVA S1518 and 1 dBTechnologies DVX 15HP.
Additionally, the VIP area hosted 2 dBTechnologies Ingenia IG1s, allowing VIP guests to enjoy the crisp and clear sound. The second stage was flanked by 2 dBTechnologies Ingenia IG3s per side, as well as 2 dBTechnologies DVA S1518 subs.
“This year’s event was history in the making,” commented Amit Gilad co-founder of Label 27. “People enjoyed legendary music from Toots & The Maytals, Barrington Levy and more. The music has never sounded crisper or cleaner than through the state of the art sound system provided by dBTechnologies.”
With temperatures averaging in the nineties in near-direct sunlight for the weekend, organizers and attendees had to plan for the elements of a sweltering Southern California summer day.
“We’ve had issues in the past with monitors onstage overheating, but we didn’t have to worry about that with dBTechnologies,” said monitor engineer Stephane Dumont. “Two full days in direct sunlight and no issues. The artists all loved the sound on stage, and the system didn’t require any EQ – just an awesome, stress-free experience with dB overall.”
Matt Smyrnos said: “The dBTechnologies speakers were the right amount of everything.” His company, Kilroy’s Lighting and Production, has been with Reggae on the Mountain since day one.
A self-described avid music fan, Smyrnos commented: “The dBTechnologies boxes performed wonderfully with the nature of a reggae concert. We had ten bands over two days, seventy artists on the stage throughout the festival, and no complaints at all. I thought the boxes were small and compact at first, but they have a big sound to them. The mains pushed over 200 feet to the back of the field over with wonderful clarity and presence. It’s amazing how efficient they were.”