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November 2013

 
Sonic Boom: Thunder Audio Enjoys Touring Success with HARMANís JBL Professional VTX Line Arrays and
Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

In the late 1970s,Tony Villarreal started Thunder Audio with a $1,500 income tax refund. It turned out to be a good investmentóthe Livonia, Michigan firm has grown to become one of the countryís biggest tour sound companies.
 
Thunder Audio Relies on HARMANís JBL Professional VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers for Massive
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Music festival specialist Thunder Audio added another notch to its list of notable music events in October when the Livonia, Michigan-based company made its debut at the renowned Austin City Limits Music Festival.
 
Daktronics Redesigns Audio System at University of Wisconsinís Camp Randall Stadium with HARMANís
JBL VLA Line Arrays

In time for the football season, Daktronics recently redesigned the video board and audio system at the University of Wisconsinís famed Camp Randall Stadium.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional CBT Column Loudspeakers Enable Firetron to Do More with Less at Guy K. Traylor Stadium
Home to the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District High School football team in Rosenberg, Texas, Guy K. Traylor Stadium is a 12,000-seat multipurpose venue.
 
October 2013

 
HARMANís JBL Professional, Crown, and Soundcraft Provide Versatile Audio Solution for Rhema Bible Church
The popular Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Northwest Johannesburg, is a house of worship dedicated to learning and growing.
 
HARMAN Professional Introduces JBL HiQnet Performance Managerô Version 1.6
HARMAN Professional today announced the latest update to its patented, awardwinning live sound system configuration and control application software, JBL HiQnet Performance Managerô.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces 9320 Large-Format Cinema Surround Loudspeaker
HARMANís JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 9320 Cinema Surround loudspeaker, a large-format loudspeaker designed for high power handling, extended bass response and wide dynamic range in professional cinema applications.
 
HARMAN Professional and Daktronics Restore Sound at University of Illinois Football Stadium
With a total seating capacity of 60,600, Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois was built in 1923 and is home to the Universityís Fighting Illini football team. While the stadiumís history is a huge part of its charm, the outdated audio system was not.
 
HARMAN Professionalís Crown and JBL Professional Provide Major Improvement to Minor League Stadium
South Bend, Indianaís Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium is the home of the South Bend Silver Hawks minor league
baseball team.
 
Multi-GRAMMYģ Award-Winning Engineer Frank Filipetti Lends His Ears to the Development of HARMANís JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor
Frank Filipetti needs little introduction. Since the 1980s, producer, recording and mixing engineer Filipetti has worked with Carly Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Elton John, Korn, Barbra Streisand, Meatloaf and countless other top artists.
 
Legendary Engineer and Producer Bruce Botnick Outfits His Studio with Three of HARMANís JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitors
To anyone in the pro audio industry, itís not much of a secret that Bruce Botnick is one of the industryís most accomplished engineers and producers.
 
HARMAN International Acquires Duran Audio
Deploys Acquisition Strategy to Sustain Market Leadership, Continued Growth

HARMAN, the leading global audio and infotainment company (NYSE: HAR), today announced the acquisition of privately-held Duran Audio BV.
 
Dolby Atmos, HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers Provide World- Class Experience
at Promenade Cinemas

The most revolutionary cinema sound experience yet is coming to the Philippines and will be experienced at the new cinemas opening soon at the Greenhills Promenade in San Juan City.
 
HARMAN Professionalís Crown And JBL Professional Provide Comprehensive Audio Solution for South Bendís Kroc Community Center
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in South Bend, Indiana is dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region with a wide range of education, faith, sports, arts and supportive programs.
 
Journey Holds Onto That Feeling with HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays
Legendary rock band Journey recently completed a series of concerts with HARMANís JBL VTX line arrays, powered by Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers.
 
September 2013

 
HARMANís JBL VTX Network Continues to Build Momentum in France
The arrival of system and sound engineer Laurent Delenclos at French HARMAN Professional distributor SCV Audio eight months ago has not only boosted the companyís technical support, but provided added reassurance to the growing network of JBL VTX users.
 
August 2013

 
UCLAís Historic Pauley Pavilion Upgrades With HARMANís BSS Audio and JBL Loudspeakers
Building on the rich heritage of UCLAís Pauley Pavilion and providing a new level of entertainment for students and fans, Los Angeles-based Pro Sound & Video recently upgraded the audio system, part of a $125 million renovation to the arena.
 
HARMANís BSS Audio, Crown and JBL Blow Into Action for Australian Hurricanes Grill Restaurant
Looking to provide a comprehensive audio solution with the necessary power and flexibility for a full-service restaurant, systems integrator Constant Technology Pty Ltd. recommended an all-HARMAN solution for Australianís latest Hurricanes Grill location.
 
Biggest Bar in Asia Suits Up with HARMAN Professional Audio System
The G+ Club, known as ďthe biggest bar in AsiaĒ with an area of over 20,000 square feet, recently opened in Hangzhou, China.
 
HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers Star in 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival
The epicenter of rock music on the west coast will find you on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and at no time of year is the iconic street louder than the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival.
 
ESS Audio Promotes HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays Through Busy Summer Season
ESS Audio, HARMAN Professionalís distributor in Poland, is midway through a busy summer festival season with HARMANís JBL VTX line arrays, highlighted by the recent Heineken Openíer Festival at Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport on the North Coast.
 
VER Tour Sound Perfectly Captures the Essence Music Festival with HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays
and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

For the 19th year, the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans hosted some of the biggest names in pop, R&B and hip-hop music, including Beyoncť, Maxwell, New Edition, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Jill Scott.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional 3 Series Sets the Standard for Performance and Price in Studio Monitor Category
Bringing professional studio reference monitoring to customers at a remarkably affordable price, HARMANís JBL Professional today introduced its 3 Series studio monitors.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional PRX700 Series Redefines Premium Performance for Portable PA Loudspeakers
Delivering an unprecedented combination of power and mobility, HARMANís JBL Professional today introduced the PRX700 Series portable loudspeakers.
 
June 2013

 
HARMANíS JBL Professional Expands In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Lineup With New Control 10 Series
At InfoComm 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing its Control 10 Seriesóthree new in-ceiling loudspeakers that combine installation-friendly features with superior sound quality and value.
 
HARMAN’s JBL Professional CWT128 Loudspeaker Provides Extremely Wide-Angle Coverage
At InfoComm 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is showcasing its CWT128 loudspeaker, featuring an all-new design that delivers extremely wide-angle coverage.
 
May 2013

 
Thunder Audio Gears Up For Summer Festival Season with HARMANís JBL VTX Series Line Arrays
Itís the start of the summer festival season, and tour sound provider Thunder Audio is thinking big, with an inventory that includes more than 50 HARMANís JBL VTX Series V25 line array loudspeakers, dozens of S28 and G28 subwoofers and enough Crown amplifiers to shake a stadium
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Named Official Speaker Provider for The American Pavilion at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
HARMANís JBL Professional today announced that it is the Official Speaker Provider for The American Pavilion at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which takes place May 15Ė26 in Cannes, France.
 
TSSí Trust in HARMANís JBL AWC82 Loudspeakers Pays Off at FedEx Memphis World Hub
Located at Memphis International Airport, the FedEx Express World Hub is the largest and oldest facility in the FedEx Express network, capable of sorting more than 1.5 million packages every day.
 
Firehouse Productions Rocks the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE at 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers
The 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the west coast for the first time in 20 years at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles.
 
April 2013

 
Atlantic Cityís New Revel Hotel Is Outfitted With Massive HARMAN Audio System Featuring BSS Processing, Crown Amplifiers and JBL Loudspeakers
The new Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City has raised the stakes for the areaís luxury hotelsóitís the tallest structure in the city and boasts a 150,000-square-foot casino, 13 restaurants, four nightclubs, 1,900 hotel roomsóand approximately 125 audio/video systems...
 
HARMANís JBL Professional VTX Line Array Series Earns Second Consecutive MIPA Award
Reinforcing HARMAN JBL Professional's position as the world's most innovate developer and manufacturer of line array loudspeaker technology, the JBL VTX Line Array Series earned a 2013 MIPA Award in the PA System category at the Prolight & Sound show in Frankfurt.
 
Meeting Services Inc. Provides HARMAN Professional System Solution for Basketball Game on Historic Aircraft Carrier
Basketball has been played in many venues, but perhaps none so unique as the recent ďBattle on the MidwayĒ game between the San Diego State University Aztecs and Syracuse University Orange on historic aircraft carrier USS Midway.
 
Theater At Madison Square Garden Ushers In A New Sonic Era With HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays
If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhereóand HARMANís JBL VTX line arrays have made it in New York in a big way, with Clair Brothers Audio Systems installing a comprehensive VTX system, powered by Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces 3252N 2-Way Screen Channel Cinema Loudspeaker System At CinemaCon 2013
At CinemaCon 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 3252N 2-way screen channel cinema loudspeaker system, a cost-effective solution for movie soundtrack reproduction in small- to mid-sized auditoriums.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System
At CinemaCon 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing the 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System, a cost-effective movie soundtrack reproduction loudspeaker for basic cinema applications.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces JRX200 Series Portable Passive Loudspeakers At Prolight + Sound 2013
At Prolight + Sound 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing its JRX200 Series portable passive PA loudspeakers, upgraded from the previous JRX100 Series and featuring an improved highperformance compression driver, an updated, more professional appearance and additional enhancements.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Marquis Dance Club Series Brings High-Impact Sound to Barcelonaís Opium Dance Club
In the first European install of HARMANís JBL Professional Marquis Dance Club Series loudspeakers, systems integration firm Fokum recently installed a Marquis system at the Opium dance club in Barcelona.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Launches Latest V5 Presets for VTX and VERTECģ Line Array Loudspeakers
HARMANís JBL Professional today announced the introduction of extended V5 preset support for additional models of its VTX Series and VERTECģ line array loudspeakers.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Offers VRX Loudspeaker Owners Advanced Design and Optimized Performance with VRX Line Array Calculator and VRX V5 Presets
At Prolight + Sound 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is showcasing new software design and processing tools for its VRX900 Series Constant Curvature Line Array models, including the VRX Line Array Calculator and next-generation VRX V5 preset support for all non-powered models, complemented by JBL HiQnet Performance Managerô integration.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces Vertical Transporters for VTX Series Line Array Loudspeakers
HARMANís JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its VTX Vertical Transporters, three rolling transporter frames that facilitate the transport of JBL VTX Series line array models for portable tour sound applications.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Launches M2 Master Reference Monitor for Post- Production and Broadcast Environments
Delivering greater accuracy and dynamic range to post-production control rooms, HARMANís JBL Professional is showcasing the M2 Master Reference Monitor at NAB 2013.
 
March 2013

 
HARMANís JBL and BSS Featured in New Zealand-Based Auckland Art Gallery Upgrade
New Zealand's oldest and largest public art gallery, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, recently underwent a massive restoration that transformed the building into a world-class cultural facility that now features a world-class audio system with HARMANís JBL loudspeakers.
 
Radio Stars: CTS Audio Provides Sound for Nashvilleís CRS 2013 with HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays and
Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

Nashvilleís Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is an annual showcase week for the industry where new artists and music that will be released over the course of the year is presented to top country radio people and industry heavyweights.
 
HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays Put Slash in Pole Position
Former Guns Ní Roses guitarist, Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) recently played a sold-out show in Polandóat the Spodek in Katowiceówith the help of HARMANís JBL VTX line arrays.
 
UCLAís Historic Pauley Pavilion Upgrades With HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers
Building on the rich heritage of UCLAís Pauley Pavilion and providing a new level of entertainment for students and fans, Los Angeles-based Pro Sound & Video recently upgraded the audio system, part of a $125 million renovation to the arena.
 
February 2013

 
HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers Provide Gold-Standard Sound for the University of Minnesotaís Mariucci Arena
Named for John Mariucci, the ďGodfather of Minnesota hockey,Ē Mariucci Arena is home to the Golden Gophers, the University of Minnesotaís menís hockey team. The 10,000-seat facility opened in 1993, and after almost 20 years its audio system wasnít sounding so golden anymore.
 
Williams Arenaís Sound Is on the Rebound With HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers
Itís called ďThe Barn,Ē officially known as the Williams Arena, home of the University of Minnesotaís Golden Gophers menís and womenís basketball teams. The Barnís 14,625-capacity main arena has been renovated with an all-new sound system that includes more than 100 HARMANís JBL loudspeakers.
 
HARMANís JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers Team Up to Provide Slam-Dunk Sound for
Indiana Hoosiersí Assembly Hall

Indiana Universityís Assembly Hall, a 17,000-seat indoor arena is the home to the Indiana Hoosiersóone of the most storied teams in college basketball. The arena, which opened in 1971, was recently retrofitted with a new audio system featuring HARMANís JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Loudspeakers Give Sound to the Stars at the 55th Annual GRAMMYģ Awards
HARMANís JBL loudspeakers were at the heart of Sundayís 55th Annual GRAMMYģ Awards, with JBL VTX line arrays comprising the live sound reinforcement system at the STAPLES Center and an LSR6300 Series 5.1 surround sound studio monitor system used in the Television Committee Room.
 
Factor TCís HARMAN Professional Solution for Bulgarian Amphitheater
Situated close to the Bulgarian seaside town of Varna on the Black Sea coast, a new 2,000-seat amphitheater has opened in the Kamchia Resort, with the ocean providing a stunning backdrop.
 
ATK Audiotek and HARMANís JBL VERTECģ Line Arrays Prove Victorious at Super Bowl XLVII
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.
 
Maryland Sound Re-Elects HARMANís JBL Line Arrays for President Barack Obamaís Second Inauguration
As it has since 1996, Maryland Sound provided the main PA system for the inauguration, relying on a combination of HARMANís JBL VTX and VERTECģ line arrays, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft digital consoles to provide clear sound quality to the over 1,000,000 people in attendance.
 
January 2013

 
HARMANís JBL Professional CWT128 Loudspeaker Provides Extremely Wide-Angle Coverage
At ISE 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is debuting its CWT128 loudspeaker, featuring an all-new design that delivers extremely wide-angle coverage.
 
HARMAN Professional Provides ALA with Advanced Audio Solution at Groundbreaking Ä53M UCLan Campus in Cyprus
For the past two months the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) has been welcoming English speaking students to a new, Ä53 million campus, offering not only premium British higher education but also a technological breakthrough in the way in which they can engage with the digital teaching methods.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Loudspeakers Fuel the Forum at the University of Exeter
The University of Exeterís stunning new Forum project has transformed the heart of the Streatham, UK campus and provides a vibrant new centerpiece with HARMANís JBL, Crown and dbx cinema system, constructed around a BSS Soundweb digital network.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces MTC-CBT-70T Bolt-On Transformer Module for Its CBT 70J-1 and
CBT 70JE-1 Line Array Column Speakers

At ISE 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing its MTC-CBT-70T bolt-on transformer module for its CBT 70J-1 Constant Beamwidth Technologyô line array column speaker and CBT 70JE-1 low-frequency extension module.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Introduces M2 Master Reference Monitor
Responding to the call for greater accuracy and dynamic range in music and post-production control rooms, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing the M2 Master Reference Monitor that for the first time makes world-class, large-format monitoring feasible in a wide range of rooms.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional Adds White Versions of PRX415M and PRX412M Passive Loudspeakers
At Winter NAMM 2013, HARMANís JBL Professional is introducing white versions of its popular PRX415M and PRX412M passive portable loudspeakers.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional PRX612M Powered Loudspeakers Support the Stars on ďGuitar Center SessionsĒ
Showcasing performances by some of rock and rollís most iconic artists, the AUDIENCE Networkís ďGuitar Center SessionsĒ television series has been a hit since first airing in 2010.
 
HARMANís JBL Professional EON Portable Powered Loudspeakers are Inducted Into the TEC Foundationís
TECnology Hall of Fame

HARMANís JBL Professional today announced that its EON Series of portable powered loudspeakers has been inducted into the TEC Foundationís TECnology Hall of Fame.
 
Jeff Iftekaruddin Plays Music For Kids (and Adults Too) Using HARMANís JBL Professional EON515XT
Portable PA Loudspeakers

Jeff Iftekaruddin is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who has been influenced by many styles of music, from the works of John Lennon that his mother loved to the music of his fatherís native India.
 
Linkin Park Takes Brazil by Storm With HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays
Production management company Evil Entertainment recently utilized a HARMAN JBL VTX line array system for a pair of concerts featuring rock band Linkin Park at Citibank Hall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
HARMANís JBL VERTECģ Line Arrays Deliver the Music and the Message at One World Concert with the Dalai Lama
A celebration of peace, music and common ground: that was the message at the recent One World Concert, held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
 
HARMANís JBL VERTECģ Line Arrays Get the Party Moving at The Worldís Largest Disco
Donít stop Ďtil you dance enough! The Worldís Largest Disco is a 7,000-person dance party featuring DJs spinning classic í70s tracks through a 300,000-watt sound system.
 
HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays Provide New Inspiration for Creative Audio
Creative Audio is a company that lives up to its name, always on the lookout for new and better products that enable the company to deliver better sound and lighting to its audiences and clients.
 
HARMANís JBL VERTECģ Line Arrays Help SOUND.COM Cover Major Spiritual Convention in Punjab
Mumbai-based SOUND.COM recently rolled out HARMANís JBL VERTECģ line array system for Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthanís major spiritual convention (known as Divya Shanti Mahotsav, or DSM) in the city of Jalandhar.
 
Maryland Sound International and HARMAN Provide Stellar Sound at New Jerseyís First-Ever Orion Music + More Festival
The 2-day Orion Music + More Festival, held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, featured a host of major acts on four stages including Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Baroness and more than 20 other bands, capped by Metallica performing their pivotal Ride the Lightning and Metallic albums in their entirety on successive nights.
 
Sound Image Upgrades Audio System at Atlantaís Historical Tabernacle With HARMANís JBL VTX Line Arrays
Sound Image of Escondido, California has dramatically improved the house PA system at the Tabernacle in Atlanta with an upgrade to HARMANís JBL VTX line arrays.
 
HARMAN Professional Provides Total Audio Solution for World of Beer Franchises
In a unique and compelling installation, World of Beer, Inc., a national franchise that offers craft beers and live music in a casual setting, decided to go all out in supporting its live entertainment by equipping its Arlington, Virginia location and corporate headquarters with all-HARMAN audio systems that include JBL, Crown, BSS Audio, Soundcraft and AKG products. Orlando, Florida-based American Audio Visual (AAV) performed the installation.
 
 
 

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