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Turbosound Aspect for DJ Championships

The DMC/Technics World DJ Championships, held at the Carling Hammersmith Apollo (4-5 September 2004, London), represented one of the first UK projects to feature the new Aspect series of high-efficiency loudspeakers. Broadcast by the BBC's 1Xtra radio channel, the DMC/Technics World DJ Championships is the culmination of international heats that have taken place thought this year, across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

The DMC/Technics World DJ Championships, held at the Carling Hammersmith Apollo (4-5 September 2004, London), represented one of the first UK projects to feature the new Aspect series of high-efficiency loudspeakers. Broadcast by the BBC's 1Xtra radio channel, the DMC/Technics World DJ Championships is the culmination of international heats that have taken place thought this year, across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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Turbosound provided sound reinforcement in association with UK rental company Britannia Row Productions, deploying 19 Aspect loudspeakers, with nine in a central cluster, and five per side in the main front-of-house system, complemented by an additional twelve TSW-721 low-frequency enclosures per side. The entire system was powered by just three amplifier racks - each able to drive six mid-highs and twelve Aspect subs. Turbosound's wedge monitors also played a significant part in the event, with six TFM-450 and ten TFM-350 units being used on stage, while two digitally-powered QLight TQ-445DP systems acted as fills for the judging panel. The central cluster comprised six Aspect TA-890H touring mid-high enclosures, flown to provide the venue's upper level seating with a 75º horizontal by 30º vertical coverage, plus three Aspect TA-890L touring bass enclosures for low-end support. The front-of-house system utilized three Aspect TA-890H touring mid-high enclosures per side, with another two per side for front fill. Four LMS-D6 digital loudspeaker management systems provided control for the system.

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John Saunderson, of DMC, commented on the effect that the new Turbosound Aspect system had on this year's event: "This is the first year that everyone - Apollo staff, DJs and customers - noticed a real difference in the sound. Even the Jungle Brothers and the X-Ecutioners commented on the crispness of the sound. We have to thank Turbosound for supporting our World DJ Championships and providing its superb new system. It really did make a difference!"

This year's overall World DJ Championship winner was I-Emerge, from the USA, with DJ Akakabe of Japan winning the Battle for World Supremacy, and France's C2C winners of the Team Championship.