AES New York 2009
Live Sound Seminar L12

Monday, October 12, 11:00 am — 12:45 pm

L12 - AC Power and Grounding

Bruce C. Olson, Olson Sound Design - Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
Paul Garrity, Auerback Pollock Friedlander - New York, NY, USA
Dave Stevens, Cirque du Soleil - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Bill Whitlock, Jensen Transformers - Chatsworth, CA, USA

There is a lot of misinformation about what is needed for AC power for gigs. Much of it has to do with life-threatening advice. This panel will discuss how to provide AC power properly so that you do not kill performers or technicians. Oh, and we can also do it safely without causing noise problems. The only question is, why doesn't everybody know this!

We'll start at the outlet and make our way back to the source of power, while covering systems from a couple boxes on sticks up to multiple stages in ballrooms, road houses, and event centers. We will discuss large scale installed systems, including multiple transformers and company switches, service types, generator sets, 1ph, 3ph, 240/120 208/120 and explain what all the lingo means. Get the latest information on grounding and typical configurations by this panel of industry veterans.