Their decision? “The RCF Acustica P Series satisfied all these needs,” says Johnston. The RCF Acustica P Series is an IP55-rated weatherproof series of products specifically designed for outdoor applications providing both good speech intelligibility and music reproduction. “We ended up using a combination of the P3108 (8” 2-way with a 90x60 coverage pattern) for shorter throws, and P5228 (dual 8” two-way with 2” HF compression driver with a 90x20 coverage pattern) for longer throws,” Johnston explains. “The speakers were surprisingly easy to install, so much so that a planned seven day installation window between events only took four days. Additionally, the stainless steel mounting brackets, and watertight Amphenol connectors gave me confidence in their ability to stand up to the abuse of the harsh weather conditions they would experience.” He goes on to note, “In fact, the night before the first operation of the new system we had a fairly heavy rain and hail. Naturally, the speakers didn’t miss a beat, and the client was extremely pleased with the look and sound.” Montana Pro Audio (www.montanaproaudio.com) is a full service sound, lighting and video production and integration company with offices in Butte and Missoula, Montana.