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World Port Days, the largest maritime festival in the Netherlands, this year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the festival using a sound system comprised of 60 QSC KLA12 line array loudspeakers with 60 KLA181 subwoofers.

For many years, Dutch technical production company Livetime Productions have been responsible for sound reinforcement throughout the harbor during World Port Day.

"We have always had great results from the KLAs, so we wanted the same setup for the 40th anniversary. The QSC KLA system is tried and true – it’s reliable, portable and sounds amazing," explains Jack van Deursen, founder and co-owner of Livetime Productions. "And because they are supplied by AED, (the QSC distributor in the region), we were able to use their nearby facility to prep, set-up and test them before the event."

The KLA system was deployed on the two main piers used during the festival, where most of the visitors gather.

"We used 60 KLA12 units and 60 KLA181 subwoofers in total, providing a PA stack with subs and tops every 20 metres on the pier sides,” continues van Deursen. “For the Saturday concert, we set up a small studio on the deck of the icebreaker; the live sound mix was done there and sent wirelessly to the PA stacks on each of the pier sides, and also to various private ships where VIP guests were listening in."

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