The Volkswagen Braunschweig family celebration with ProAudio Technology

In September, the Volkswagen plant in Braunschweig celebrated its 80th birthday with a superlative family celebration. Factory tours, stunt shows, concept cars and cars from the GTI meeting on Lake Wörthersee were part of the extensive programme.

A 180 m² stage with live bands, DJ´s, honours, robotic and theatre performances provided for a wide-ranging entertainment programme. One of the highlights of the day was the concert of pop singer Wincent Weiss in the early evening. For the technical realization, the support of the live stage, the entire light, sound and video technology the company DM Elektronik was assigned.

Heiko Meyer used a combination of VT20 as main PA and four VT16 slopes as delay for the sound reinforcement of the 154 meter deep square.

The front PA consisted of 2 x 12 VT20 tops, 4 x MT12 for the near field and a cardioid subarray of 36 VS18 subwoofers.  The entire PA system was operated by a total of six 20.4-DSP system amplifiers at a 32A / 400V power connection.

The delays after 50 and 100 meters were realized with 4 x 6 VT16. Four SW18 subwoofers and two HT16 tops were used as sidefills on stage.

Technical facts

Main PA24 x VT20
Subarray36 x VS18 subs (cardioid sub-array)
Nearfill4 x MT12
Sidefill2 x HT16 with 4 x SW18
Delay24 x VT16
Amping6 x 20.4-DSP system amplifier
Power1 x 32 A / 400 V connection


„It was a very demanding and professional event. The sound reinforcement with the system listed here was more than up to the high demands. The homogeneity of the large sound area convinced the people involved as well as the visitors.”

Heiko MeyerManaging Director at DM Elektronik