Communications Systems Division
February 2009
Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
12000 Portland Ave. South
Burnsville, MN 55337, USA
Tel. +1 952 736 3935
Dynacord sound for Dessa’s Spiral Bound release
Dessa Darling, emcee for Minnesota-based hip-hop group Doomtree,
performed at the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio in Minneapolis on Feb. 7
in celebration of the release of her new book Spiral Bound, a collection of
short fiction and poetry. Twin Cities-based production and rental company
Windy Shores Sound provided a suitably high-end compact sound system
for the event – the XA from Dynacord. Sound engineer Maury Jensen was
impressed with the system’s performance:
“I had heard of other engineers’ favorable experiences with Dynacord
products,” says Jensen, “but I had never used any of them before. When we
loaded in the system, I was very impressed by how light the speakers were
and how easily they stacked. The system set up fast and I loved being able to
run the PA off of one small lightweight amp rack.”
From set-up to sound check through show and strike, the XA system
continued to impress with its ease-of-use and sonic acrobatics: “When I first
fired-up the system and played my usual soundcheck CD, the overall sound
quality was very smooth and transparent. After listening to the system at
various points in the room, the main EQ needed almost no adjustment, and
throughout the soundcheck and show I was surprised to see my EQ stay
virtually flat. I was able to make the vocals and instruments clear without
being harsh. Everything sounded great, and even using just two mid/high
boxes the system covered the room quite evenly with great blend and
musicality. As far as ground-stacked PA systems go, this is one of the bestsounding ones I’ve heard – now I want to use it for every event I do in the
Dowling Studio.”
Jensen’s lightweight, flexible, and low-profile Dynacord solution gave Dessa
the ability to host a show that would not only do justice to Spiral Bound but
also allow the evening’s other artists, including Emmy Award-winning writer
Steve Marsh and acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, the
chance to perform high-fidelity sets with minimal equipment.
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Communications Systems
“I wanted to create an event that mirrored the tenor of the text: a little
bittersweet, a little cheeky, and punctuated by moments of startled laughter,”
says Dessa. “I lucked out – every performance delivered. By the end of
Jeremy’s first song, the audience was stunned. He got one of those long
pauses where everyone forgets to clap but then explodes a second later. And
several long-time fans approached me after the show to compliment the
sound saying, ‘We could really hear you this time!’ After years working as a
club musician, I genuinely appreciated the opportunity to work with such
nuanced, faithful equipment. The sound that night made a difference not only
to the listeners, but in my performance. Thank you Maury, and thank you
Guy Low
Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Communications Systems Division
Public Relations Manager (ST-CO/MKT)
12000 Portland Ave. S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-736-3935
Fax: 952-736-4582
[email protected]
The Communications Systems Division of Bosch Security Systems, Inc. is one of the world's
leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional audio, wireless, life safety, and
communication equipment, offering complete system solutions for the world's most critical
installations and events.
Additional information can be accessed at www.boschcommunications.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to
provisional figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the
areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in
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fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries
and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then
Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and
sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than three
billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With
all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are
both innovative and beneficial.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for
Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert
Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for
the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the
safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held
by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held
by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership
functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by
Robert Bosch GmbH.
Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com
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