Just booked a large outdoor event coming up in two weeks.
Outdoor auto show
Live band - duo with acoustic/electric guitars and backing tracks playing dance/country/classic rock
Last years attendance near festival epicenter/food & beverage area over 2000 people [I did not do the gig last year - a similar duo did and they used the Yorkville Paraline system - two tops/two subs per side].
I have never used the Bose F1 system for a venue this large. The largest I've attempted was 600 people indoors with a six peice live band - the Bose F1 sounded fine, but did not have the volume to cover the 600 dancers. We ended up using delay towers [two more f1/f1sub stacks].
We did the 'beer tent' last year with one Bose F1-812/F1Sub per side. Worked fine - only 500 people in a semi closed beer tent.
Mixer - either Allen & Heath QU-16 or Behringer XR18 [not sure if this would make a difference - we haven't used the QU-16].
We also have a Yorkville Paraline system [two tops/two subs] as an alternate.
Asking forum for thoughts and experiences on:
* should we attempt the 2000 outdoor crowd with two Bose F1 812s and two Bose F1 subs [total]?
* should we augment the F1 system with an additional stack per side at staggered heights?
* should we use the alternate system, or rent a larger system?
* will mixer make a difference?