|Polish PA Consortium Makes Major Commitment to HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays
Pictured left to right: Witold
Karalow, ESS Audio; Wojciech
Lipczynski, Owner of Audio Tech;
Irenerusz Policht, Owner of Music
Cook Sound Design; and Jacek
Karalow, ESS Audio.
NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN Professional’s Polish distributor, ESS Audio, has announced a major sale of
a HARMAN JBL VTX line array system including Crown Audio VRacks to a consortium of PA companies in the
Between them, Audio-Tech and Music Cook Sound Design (MCSD) have purchased 64 of the VTX V25 line array
elements and 44 G28/S28 arrayable subwoofers. To power its VTX system, the consortium has invested in 66
Crown I-Tech IT 12000HD amplifiers, divided into 22 VRack systems.
With an active roster of concerts, festivals and other events, the companies are now ready to fire up JBL’s
impressive new large-format system that features the revolutionary new D2 dual-diaphragm, dual-voice-coil
compression drivers mounted on a next generation waveguide.
Working with ESS Audio, the two rental companies took the
opportunity to introduce the system to fellow industry professionals at
a live event. Confirmed ESS Audio director, Witold Karalow, “The
reaction couldn't have been more positive. All sound engineers and
event company representatives were stunned by the SPL and overall
sound quality of the system.”
The event was supported by Gert Sanner, HARMAN Professional’s
Tour Sound Market Manager (EMEA), who trained Audio-Tech and
MCSD technicians before setting up the system for the show based
around 15 of the V25’s on each main PA hang, with 10 of the G28
subs on each side.
The consortium had been close to investing in an alternative system
when they learned that the new JBL VTX system was being launched
at January’s NAMM Show in California. On the strength of the spec,
the recommendation from ESS Audio and the reputation of JBL, they
changed tack and placed an order—in fact, the first time they heard
the system was in March, at the HARMAN/AED Rent VTX Listening
Experience in Belgium.
“They were already confident the system would sound great because
of the construction of the new driver and because of the many others
innovations in VTX,” confirmed Karalow. “Besides, JBL is known as
the leader in pro audio.”
Karalow’s own first experience of VTX was at the HARMAN
Professional conference prior to NAMM. “I was very excited about the
sound compared with the primary systems it was competing against—
it was certainly a lot better in the high frequency,” he noted. “But when
I heard the system complete with the G28’s in Poland, I was
speechless. The subs sounded just amazing—fast and clear—while
the power is huge.”
HARMAN (www.harman.com) 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 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.
HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales
of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.