MARTIN POWER FOR MERCEDES BENZ
The concept of the 'AMG Dream Gallery' was to show off some of the most beautiful designs and leading technology developments in the Automotive world.
Primarily it came into being as a key part of the 2004 Mercedes Benz dealer conference but such was the buzz and public interest in the latest from Stuttgart that a couple of days were put aside for general admission.
What better location than The Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney's Circular Quay with the Opera House just across the water and Sydney Harbour Bridge just around the corner. Still used to berth the big boats the Oversea Passenger Terminal has completer something of a renaissance with a thorough face life and the incorporation of some high profile restaurants like 'WildFire' and 'Doyles at The Quay.'
A key feature of any dealer conference is entertainment and 'The Enourmous Horns' along with an amazing laser and moving light show provided heaps of that.
Iain Reed of 3200 chose his Martin Wavefront compact line-arrays for the task. 'We needed extremely high power in a very compact package. Explained Iain. 'The system remained in situ during the show and ran programme music and at show time it was fired up complete with QSC PowerLights and Allen & Heath ML5000. The package really rocked the place.'
'We used four W8LC's a side each stacked on top of a single WSX subwoofer. In terms of the audio requirement this was more than adequate but what impressed Mercedes the most was the systems appearance. High tech compact boxes were just the ticket so much so that they became part of the visual fabric of the show. So we had a stack sitting right next to an ML430 4WD and the second stack right next to a CL Coupe and it all looked just right and because the were delivering such powerful, dynamic, enveloping sound they became quite a feature of the show!'
The king-pin of the whole event was the first Australian showing of the resurrected 'Maybach' a super premium limousine, a huge chauffer driven vehicle for the wealthiest of the wealthy. Mercedes were supremely careful to ensure that nothing stole its thunder; consequently it was located some considerable distance from the Wavefront Line-Arrays!
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