Blending American history with hip-hop and live theatre, the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning musical, Hamilton, has taken the Broadway smash hit across North America and overseas. Thanks to the sound reinforcement of PK Sound’s Gravity 30 subwoofers, featuring Powersoft’s M-Force amplification technology, fans of the runaway hit were able to fully experience Broadway version of Hamilton.
Broadway Sound Designer and Tony Award nominee, Nevin Steinberg, turned to the unique Gravity 30, M-Force subwoofer. “On a tour, agility and adaptability are paramount. Any show that is moving over just a couple of days and has to deliver a perfect opening night performance in a new venue every few weeks must be able to solve a wide array of challenges. For theater shows anywhere, but especially on tour, subwoofer real estate is very limited, so having a compact and efficient low-frequency delivery system like the Gravity 30 with Powersoft M-Force technology is incredibly helpful.”
With portability considerations in mind, PK Sound worked to decrease the weight and dimensions of the Gravity 30 while maintaining powerful, transparent sound across the frequency spectrum. The finished subwoofer leveraged superior cabinet design and the unique technology of Powersoft’s compact M-Force motor to achieve a remarkable output to size ratio. This made the Gravity 30 an easy choice for Steinberg, who chose to be the first to debut the tour-ready Gravity 30 subwoofers on the Hamilton tour.
“I like how compact the subs are and how the package just covers our needs without additional equipment,” he added. “On previous productions of Hamilton and on some of my other Broadway productions I use a collection of subwoofers to do the job. For the Hamilton tour I’ve been able to rely solely on the Gravity 30.”
PK Sound and Powersoft spent 3 years unifying and perfecting the technology required to produce a subwoofer with superior power and efficiency. M-Force Technology includes an innovative transducer based on a patented moving magnet, linear motor structure. This technology provides exceptional performance in power handling, electromagnetic conversion, operational reliability and maximum SPL, when compared to conventional moving coil systems.
PK Sound President and CEO, Jeremy Bridge, commented: “We worked very closely with Powersoft over the past 3 years to refine and perfect the Gravity 30. During that journey we’d built nearly every possible configuration that one can dream up, all in pursuit of a beautiful sounding subwoofer. We couldn’t have done that without Powersoft – we are exceptionally pleased with the results in our Gravity 30 subwoofer.”
Steinberg added: “Hamilton produces an atypical amount of low-frequency information for a theater event. Everything from cannon fire to deep dance floor sweeps, to drum machine kick drums. The Gravity 30 is capable of delivering everything cleanly and effortlessly, from the transients down through the extreme low-end treats.”