Capital Sound provides Meyer Sound set-up for Sziget Festival

Capital Sound once again opted for a Meyer Sound line array at this year’s Sziget Festival, but this time went for an audio arrangement featuring the firm’s new LEO system.

The 2013 event was the eighth year in a row that Capital provided the PA for the Hungarian festival’s main stage, with the company’s Robin Conway – now a familiar face at Sziget – project managing, and Mark ‘Magic’ Ellis-Cope handling crew chief duties.

As in every other year that Capital Sound has been involved, a Meyer Sound line array was deployed. However, this was the first time that Meyer’s LEO system – with main hangs comprising 16 LEO cabinets, and further LEOs for out hangs – was chosen. A combination of 18 end-fired 1100LFC subwoofers per side were also picked, alongside 24 700HP central and out fill subs in a cardioid configuration. Fills were made up of a combination of Meyer UPQ1P and MICA cabinets.

Control was via a dual 48-way line system, switching between Avid Profile and Yamaha PM5DRH consoles. d&b audiotechnik M2 units were used as wedges, along with Meyer MICA/600HP side fills.

More than 30 big-name artists and bands played the festival this year, including Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Blur.

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