John Southee agrees. “The ability to control the line array is paramount. Our audience zone is set at 75 metres; you input where you want to fire the PA and RDNet provides a visualisation readout—which is why we have a steep arc. Councils will be requesting this type of assurance more and more.” His investment in RCF systems began with the smaller HDL 20-A before moving up. “We were looking for something more powerful but still compact and with the same degree of control. It was a natural progression, and the HDL20-A is now generally used as side fills.” But his RCF inventory is still not complete, as he has placed an order for a further four RCF (2 x 21in) SUB 9007-AS supercharged subwoofers. The rig comfortably satisfied the auditory requirements of both the audience and the council, meeting the 58dB threshold at the perimeter fence. And despite being out of practice after such as long lay-off (and having to build up the infrastructure in gail-force winds on the Friday), the technical crew were equally pleased, as a succession of Zimbabwe’s finest, including Jah Prayzah, Poptain, Tamy Moyo, Trevor Dongo and Shasha amongst others took to the stage.