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Text Box: Next Mini Compass demo to be in Cape Town—Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Text Box: Pretoria Mini Compass demo a big success—Monday, 1 March 2009

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Text Box: The Mini COMPASS Demonstration for Gauteng was held at the Voortrekker Monument Amphitheatre on 26 February 2009.  The system consisted of 4 a side Active Mini Compass Line Array speakers, supported by 2 x Double 18” SUBTECH Bass bins on either side of the main stage.  In spite of the fact that the venue can seat on average 20 000 people the seating is on an incline, away from the main stage (100m) at an angle of +/- 10 degrees.  The Diva software application was used to simulate the sound propagation according to the venue’s unique characteristics.  Two PA towers were erected and the speakers were hoisted to a height of 5 Meters above the stage floor which was +/- 1m above the first row seating of the amphitheatre.  The PA Towers were placed 16m’s apart.  
 
The demonstration was attended by some of the largest Event and Rental companies in South Africa.  Tim Alicino, a well-known and highly respected Italian sound engineer, was specially flown to Pretoria to take the active Mini Compass line array system through its paces.  The Diva simulation software as well as the Computerised speaker management system on the Genius 26 was also demonstrated.  The setup was done to cover a listening area of 26m (width) x 45m (depth).  The front of house was setup at 25m from the main stage.  An Allan & Heath mixer was used for the front of house.  Although the setup was done to demonstrate an even sound distribution in the setup area at all frequencies in the sound spectrum (a feature that not all simulation software can project) the actual effectiveness of the Mini Compass Line array and the accuracy of the simulation software Diva was confirmed.  The Mini-compass horizontal dispersion was initially set up to cover the said area after which the tops were opened to illustrate the horizontal coverage.  The electronically controlled processors on board of the Amplified Mini Compass speakers were set to match the corresponding selected degrees of the speakers.   The Mini Compass Line ARRAY system is unique in the fact that it has a maximum of 150 degree coverage in the horizontal plane.  Sixteen (16) different selections are possible to maximise the options of dispersion at any indoor or outdoor venue.  This fantastic feature was demonstrated that makes it one of a kind in the Professional line array arena.  For further information on the technical aspects of the Mini Compass please select the “Tests” button here-under.  Without quoting all the positive comments we have received on the day, I can only say, attend a demonstration near you and listen to it for yourself.  Just remember as a Rental or Event’s Company you don’t want to break your back to erect the PA tower or to hoist the speakers. Neither do you want to buy or rent an additional truck to transport your gear!!   That’s why you need to buy Outline!!!   The quality speaks for itself.
 
We plan another demonstration in Gauteng later this year as well as an event in Durban. Remember to check the website for future dates. Should you be interested to attend such an event,  or require a personalised demo, please forward your request via e-mail to fanie@sattech.co.za

The Cape Town Mini COMPASS demonstration will be held during April 2009.  Please return frequently to check for the date and venue.