On 17 January the Art Nouveau jewel in Barcelona’s theatrical crown – and UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Palau de la Música Catalana played host to the inaugural ESLAND awards gala. Billed as the ’GRAMMYs’ for streamers in the Spanish-speaking world, and hosted by streaming star of YouTube and Twitch TheGrefg, the 3 hour gala, celebrating the best in content creation and streaming in 2021 throughout Spain and Latin America, was itself streamed live on its own Twitch channel.
Sound reinforcement for the event in the historic auditorium was provided by just four of Amate Audio’s latest Xcellence series X102FD self powered point source systems and four accompanying X18T compact subs; with a couple of Nítid series N26 systems as front-fills.
An advanced performance compact 2×10”design, the X102FD is capable of continuous output levels of up to 136 dB SPL – equivalent to four compact line array elements. Its onboard next generation Active+™ digital power and control platform provides a 2-channel 3000 W continuous program power source. DSP system presets with advanced FIR filters configure control parameters for common application environments and 0º phase-alignment of the X102FD with other Xcellence models – including the X18T – in a matter of seconds; access and monitored via a rear panel colour touchscreen.
Active+ also provides Dante™ audio networking and full Ethernet remote control (with the company’s DSP Studio 3 software) via dual Ethernet ports; Wi-Fi remote control is enabled with the CWK-D Wireless Communication Kit.