Pioneer PRO AUDIO Takes Five at Extrema Outdoor

First staged in 1996, the Extrema Outdoor festival is one of Europe’s most popular electronic music events. Staged in the beautiful grounds of De Plas in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, the festival features seven stages on a site that includes deep forests, a clear lake with a beach, a campsite, and the luxurious Extrema Resort for those who prefer a glamping vibe. More than 150 artists appeared at the 2023 renewal which was attended by around 65,000 fans.

Pioneer PRO AUDIO systems this year took care of five of the stages in the hands of audio specialists FOL Sound, Light and Vision and KAGE Audio. This marked the first of a number of large-scale event partnerships this summer, and was one which saw loudspeakers from virtually every Pioneer PRO Audio range on show.

The Desperados stage hosted ‘house’ concepts from Glitterbox, Flow and Defected and saw a combination of 44 pieces from across the XY-Series (inc. 6 x flagship XY-3B) deployed for both front of house and monitoring. Versatility was key for this year’s remodelled Aperol Spritz area, where a combined total of 21 XY-Series loudspeakers (inc. 4 x XY-3B) were supplemented by 6 x CM-S56T-W surface mount units from the Pioneer PRO AUDIO commercial range, with a pair of XPRS122 powered loudspeakers for monitoring. Close to the festival entrance, the Funky Town stage comprised 18 various XY-Series units (Inc. 6 x XY-3B) and 4 x XPRS122 as monitors.

A new and unique ‘Silent Disco’ stage was added to Extrema Outdoor this year which saw an 8 x XY-81 system create a relaxed atmosphere at relatively low volume. Completing the Pioneer PRO AUDIO lineup in the Extrema Resort was a system comprising 4 x XY-81 in conjunction with 5 x CM-S56T-K (2 of which covered the shower area), with XPRS102 and XPRS1152S subs for monitoring.


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