For any company to invest in an amplifier platform, it has to be sure that whatever make and model they go for will offer the reliability and flexibility required for the modern touring environment. Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series, which come with integrated Lake Processing, ticks all the boxes for companies like Hoevenaars LGV in Holland.
Hoevenaars LGV recently provided the sound system for Maximaal Hollands in Beursgebouw Eindhoven, a large arena musical event that saw some of the county’s best singers and bands take to the stage, all with an array of instruments and requirements.
For the main PA, the company decided on EAW KF760 for the main rig with EAW KF730 for fills and delay, with Lab.gruppen amplifiers powering the entire event.
“We have about 60 Lab.gruppen amplifiers,” said Pieter Verkooijen of Hoevenaars LGV. “15 of those are PLM Series units, so we have that added flexibility.”
The PLM™ Series amplifier platform seamlessly integrates into the Lake Processing environment. All PLM Series models contain two full-featured Lake Processor modules, each offering precise settings for gain, delay, crossover slope, equalization, and limiting. The Lake Processor gives audio professionals unparalleled power to shape and optimize sound in a variety of environments.
Regardless of the make or type of loudspeaker system, the venue size or acoustics, or the program material, the integral Lake Processing in the PLM Series allows sound designers and system techs to create a more consistent sound with less time and hassle in system set-up.
“The integrated Lake Processing is definitely a big leap forward,” agreed Verkooijen “The cohesion between the processing of the signal and amplification is far greater then when working with separate units. Using the PLM you can feel – and hear – that the unit was designed as an integrated processing and amplification system and doesn’t suffer from the ‘communication errors’ you have with separate units that are blind to each other when it comes to speaker load and signal vs amp voltage handling.”
With those 15 PLM 10000Q units in their inventory, the PLM Series have proved to be a successful and roadworthy purchase for a company like Hoevenaars LGV, as Verkooijen testifies. “We have experienced considerable improvements in sound quality with the various systems we have, some of which we struggled with for some time prior to using PLM Series. As well as superior sound quality, they are also durable, roadworthy and have a high power to weight ratio.”