Dagvlinder festival overkills with X212AF

5,000 people filled the RDM Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam on the occasion of the Dagvlinder Festivalon 12 October. With a house / techno line up of top Dutch and international DJ talent, the former submarine wharf’s two rooms were fully equipped with Amate Audio line array systems – supplied by sound company Imagination A/V – for the biggest Dagvlinder sound yet.

While an eight-a-side NÍTID N208 line array and 12x N18W subs comfortably handled the second Jack’s House stage in the smaller room, Amate Audio’s brand new top of the range 3-way X212AF line array ensured the 3,500 capacity main room sounded better – and bigger – than ever before: with two sides of nine 4000 W (RMS) X212AF line array elements and 12x 5000 W matched X218WF subs.

Jason Lupgens, MD of Imagination A/V explains: “While the X212AF line array is our most recent acquisition, we were aware of the systems greater power potential – maybe just not fully aware.

“The previous year the main room featured a high-end ten inch line array system and while the sound was good, it just didn’t have the reach for the full extent of the hall. So the brief we were give was that it had to be a 12 inch line array and it had to of sufficient scale to fill the entire space. We were fully convinced that with nine-a-side strings and 12 subs we would truly impress. But once it was up and running, we were measuring a full 120dB at a distance of 40 meters with the system at –6dB! With the X212AF we could have effortlessly covered that room a much smaller system configuration.”

On stage DJ monitoring was no less impressive, comprising four X12CLA 1500 W active cluster array cabinets and four 2500 W X18T subs.