Mac Audio Expands Inventory of HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Line Array Systems with New Fullsize Powered
System Purchase

NORTHRIDGE, California – Mac Audio, one of Brazil’s leading concert audio system service providers, recently purchased a large HARMAN JBL VT4889ADP-DA powered VERTEC® line array system equipped with JBL DrivePack™ technology and JBL’s latest DPDA (DrivePack Digital Audio) input modules. “VERTEC is widely accepted as an industry standard, so it continues to be the proper choice for our company and Reveillon,” said Paula Roldao, Executive Manager, Mac Audio. “Our company has used JBL for more than 20 years and the VERTEC rider acceptance continues to be the reason why we stick with the product.”

Mac Audio is now deploying the new system at a broad range of concerts and special events, bolstering its already extensive rental inventory. A recent highprofile field application took place during a gigantic beach party held at the Santa Clara Outdoor Arena on Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, as the city celebrated Reveillon 2011, one of the most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. This year’s event attracted more than two million revelers, and Mac Audio supported performers such as Grupo Styllo X, Herbert Levy, Daniela Mercury along with multiple DJ’s and dance groups on the Palco Beat 98, Palco Brasil, Palco Santa Clara and Palco Oi FM stages. Many of Brazil’s most famous artists successfully rang in the new year amongst their fans at this year’s celebration, where the logo for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil was also officially unveiled.

Responsible for setting up four stages and perfecting the sound in only one day at Reveillon 2011, Mac Audio prefers to work with powered arrayable loudspeaker systems to ease setup. “The JBL speakers performed very well during the celebrations at Copacabana Beach,” noted Roldao. “This not only allowed everyone to enjoy the festival, but also speaks very highly for JBL and the VERTEC line.

HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment 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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.