The first weekend in September saw CODA Audio very much in evidence at The RoadLive Festival in Cividale del Friuli in northern Italy. CODA’s Italian distributors, Decima and its partner Suonoluci were responsible for installing the production at the three-day event and Decima was one of RoadLive’s principle sponsors. There were two stages at the event, both showcasing CODA Audio systems and featuring up and coming artists as well as more established headliners. As well as supporting the development of talent through its sponsorship, the event gave Decima a great opportunity to demonstrate the wider virtues of CODA systems to an invited group of interested engineers and system techs.
The main stage was covered by 16 x AiRAY and 4 x ViRAY for line arrays, 4 x ViRAY as front fills and 8 x SCP subs powered by 2 x LINUS Rack40 and 2 x LINUS Rack20. The smaller second stage system comprised 8 x TiRAY, 2 x TiLOW, 4 x G15 subs powered by 2 x LINUS10-C.
Coda Audio’s AiRAY system is designed to bring together the high output of a large system with the flexibility of a compact system, creating a new category in large reinforcement systems. AiRAY systems incorporate Coda’s most advanced technologies; including the DDP-Driver (Dual Diaphragm Planar-wave-driver), the unique AiCOUPLER, the award winning sensor controlled subwoofer technology and linear phase DSP processing.
During the course of a weekend that was affectionately christened “Little Woodstock”, all the technical staff in attendance were extremely enthusiastic about what they heard. An eclectic bill included sets from ACDC tribute act Ballbreaker, through stripped down acoustic and DJ sets, to a children’s choir. The consensus throughout, was that the sound quality was exceptional. One Italian newspaper in suggesting that the systems were too powerful, led one observer to suggest that interest in CODA Audio Systems from nearby Slovenia was now assured.