NORTHRIDGE, California – Providing audio services for the Super Bowl for the 16th straight year, ATK Audiotek
deployed its custom-designed, cart-based audio system for Super Bowl XLVII, held at the Superdome in New
Orleans. Once again, ATK Audiotek equipped its carts with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers for
the Halftime Show of the National Football League’s championship game. The carts were also used for the
rendition of “America the Beautiful” featuring the Sandy Hook Elementary School Choir and Jennifer Hudson, as
well as Alicia Keys’ performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
CBS’ Super Bowl XLVII broadcast reached an average of 108.41 million viewers in the United States, while a
record 164.1 million people in the U.S. watched all or part of the telecast for at least six minutes. Beyoncé starred in
the Halftime Show, which included a reunion performance with Beyoncé and her former Destiny’s Child bandmates,
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The Post-Game Show included the Lombardi Trophy presentation, awarded
to this year’s NFL champion Baltimore Ravens.
For Super Bowl XLVII, ATK Audiotek deployed 16 of its
custom-designed cart systems, which allow for easy setup
between events, and quick transport of the JBL VERTEC
loudspeakers on and off the field. Eight of the carts included
five VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, while the
other eight carts included four VT4889’s. Each cart was also
equipped with two VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers,
while the four carts that split the 50-yard line for field foldback
also each held two VRX932 Constant Curvature loudspeakers.
“We have relied on VERTEC line arrays in the Super Bowl for
several years running and they have not let us down thanks
to their reliable performance and high output,” said Kirk
Powell, Engineer in Charge for ATK Audiotek. “In one of the
world’s most widely-viewed televised events of the year, we
need an easily-deployed, world-class loudspeaker system
and that’s what we have with VERTEC.”
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solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including
AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles
across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform.
More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.
HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.