NORTHRIDGE, California – Delivering world-class audio to one of the most unique live music venues in the United
States, Escondido, California-based Sound Image recently upgraded the audio system at the Lifestyle
Communities (LC) Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays.
The LC Pavilion, owned by PromoWest Productions, serves as both an indoor and outdoor venue, with a single
stage that can be used for the indoor space (which seats 2,200 people) or for the outdoor lawn area (which
accommodates 5,000 people). A large, single divider separates the indoor space from the outdoor space, through
which the stage—and the accompanying sound reinforcement and lighting systems—can be moved and
reconfigured. This enables the LC Pavilion to be used year-round.
According to Tim Burris, Director of Production for the LC Pavilion, the venue needed an audio system to
accommodate the top-level tours it hosts throughout the year. “We needed a new system that would provide a
higher level of quality for the fans and would be rider-friendly for the touring acts that play at the LC Pavilion,” he
The new system features a total of 24 VERTEC VT4888 midsize line array elements (12 per side), powered by 24
Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers. The Pavilion employs HARMAN’s HiQnet System Architect™ for system
configuration and monitoring.
“We were really enthusiastic about this project because LC Pavilion is such a great music venue,” said Dave
Shadoan, President of Sound Image. “It is so unique and is such a great space—we had a lot of fun designing the
system and I think it turned out really well.”
The VERTEC system is performing flawlessly, Shadoan added. “It covers
the venue like a glove,” he said. “There were a couple of unique
acoustical characteristics to the space that we thought might be a
challenge, but the coverage from the VERTEC line arrays turned out to
be absolutely spot-on for that venue.”
“It’s a huge upgrade and puts us on the same playing field with other
major venues around the country,” Burris added. “The system is
performing extremely well and the touring acts that play here are very
“Sound Image did a great job,” Burris concluded. “I have had tour
managers and production managers that are ecstatic that PromoWest
hired Sound Image for this install, because of their reputation for
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