Inside the insane 50,000-watt Ibiza speaker stack built by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

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From The Verge:

A huge 50,000-watt rig has been designed by the trio down to the very last detail, consisting of eight enormous 11-foot speaker stacks, positioned in a circle pointing at the audience in the center. It’s been tuned for optimum sound quality, not maximum loudness. “The system is like a dinosaur, if dinosaurs had survived and evolved along with modern creatures,” James says.

Once the three nights are complete, the system won’t be dismantled. “We may eventually find a sacred space on a mystical island and build a shrine where it will live forever,” says James. Stephen adds: “We’d love to do a US tour with the sound system, and we imagine that due to the sheer size and weight of the system, we will need three trucks like Emerson, Lake, and Palmer had. The flyer should be a helicopter shot of the three trucks driving on the turnpike saying MURPHY, DEWAELE and DEWAELE on the roof.”

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