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by john Rodden | Dec 17, 2013
December 2010

Famous Moscow Live Venue Switches To JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays
One of Moscow’s landmark live music venues, B1 Maximum, recently re-opened after a major refurbishment and change of identity to A2. A hallmark of the updated venue is a new live-performance sound system including JBL VERTEC line arrays, sold through Harman Professional distributors A&T Trade and installed by Euroshow.
On Stage Audio Revs Up Kawasaki Dealer Meeting With AVB + Harman HiQnet™
Simplicity and absolute reliability met when systems integration company On Stage Audio (OSA) deployed the IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol at the annual Kawasaki dealer meeting this September. The AVB-compliant system from Harman Professional, a leader in the AVB initiative, assured one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand’s message would be heard loud and clear.
Clair Brothers Audio Systems Hoists JBL VERTEC® Line Array System At New York City’s Beacon Theatre
Professional audio design and installation company, Clair Brothers Audio Systems, has installed a complete JBL VERTEC® line array system in New York’s famous Beacon Theatre. The installation marks the third audio retrofit of an MSG-owned venue by Clair Brothers, which has also installed JBL VERTEC line arrays in New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.
JBL VLA Line Arrays Hit A Home Run At Harbor Park
At Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, home to Minor League Baseball’s Norfolk Tides, a new JBL VLA line array system gave the team’s stadium a sonic refresher that both vastly improved the sound on the field and did so very cost-effectively.
Logic Systems Deploys JBL SRX Subwoofers For Regional Entertainment Events
Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, a 20-year-old audio/video production company based in Valley Park, Missouri, continues to deploy JBL SRX728 subwoofers for events ranging from live concerts to presidential rallies across the Midwest.
Mastermind Production Group Inc. Adds JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays to Rental Inventory
A growing audio/video/lighting contractor and event production company in southern California specializing in live events, installation, rentals and sales, Mastermind Production Group Inc. has added JBL VERTEC® subcompact line array loudspeakers to its roster of live sound equipment.
ESCO Communications Upgrades Audio System at University of Notre Dame Purcell Pavilion With JBL Loudspeakers
As part of a $24.7 million renovation to the home of University of Notre Dame basketball and volleyball, ESCO Communications, Inc. recently completed a JBL loudspeaker system installation in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana.
R2W Provides Powerful JBL Loudspeaker System At PBR Rock Bar
Adding another staple to the Las Vegas bar, restaurant and nightclub scene, systems integration firm R2W designed and installed a complete JBL loudspeaker system at Fine Entertainment’s recently constructed PBR Rock Bar to support all audio from background restaurant music to televised sporting events and live rock concerts.
PRG Rocks Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony with JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays
Continuing one of the nation’s most time-honored holiday traditions, Production Resource Group (PRG) deployed JBL’s new subcompact VERTEC® line array system to highlight musical performances during the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York.
November 2010

Hollywood Outdoor Movies Provides Complete Entertainment With JBL VRX Constant Curvature Line Arrays
Providing the greater Los Angeles area with a unique twist on the late night movie, Hollywood Outdoor Movies (HOM) relies on JBL VRX loudspeakers to entertain thousands by displaying feature films on a giant portable outdoor movie screen.
Producer Steve Levine Mixes Patch William On JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors At British Grove Studios
Harman Automotive produced a special event showcasing Harman’s heritage as a supplier of leading-edge audio equipment used in world-class audio production facilities. To demonstrate this, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Steve Levine recorded young band Patch William at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London, employing leading-edge equipment from Harman Professional.
Maryland Sound Deploys JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, John Legend and More At Political Comedy Rally at Washington D.C.’s National Mall
Leading audio systems provider Maryland Sound (MSI) deployed an extensive JBL VERTEC® line array system for the recent “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.” Co-hosted by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
“Conan” Lifts Off With JBL LSR Studio Monitors
A wild ride unprecedented in broadcast history can now be summed up in a single word: “Conan,” as in award-winning comedic talent Conan O’Brien’s new late-night talk and entertainment show that premiered on TBS on November 8. Ensuring top quality audio for the show, the new audio control rooms at Warner Brothers Stage 15 from which “Conan” originates have been outfitted with JBL Professional LSR Series Studio Monitors.
JBL Professional Introduces Macintosh Software For MSC1 Monitor System Controller
At the 129th AES Convention, JBL Professional is introducing MSC1 Control Center Software for Macintosh, allowing Mac users to take advantage of the JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller’s powerful speaker tuning and software-controlled features.
JBL Professional Updates AE Series And PD Series Array Application Guides
In a continuing effort to provide its customers with the essential tools to design and install the most effective audio systems possible, JBL Professional is introducing its new Array Application Guides. The Array Application Guides offer useful information on JBL’s AE Series, both as standalone products and in situations when they are to be used in conjunction with JBL’s PD Series loudspeakers.
October 2010

StagePro Provides Winning Combination Of JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays and Crown VRACK For LDI Show Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas
Leading rental sound, lighting and staging production company StagePro (Ottawa, Kansas) provided the live sound reinforcement system for the LDI Awards Ceremony, held at the recent LDI trade show in Las Vegas. The audio system featured a comprehensive range of products from Harman Professional, highlighted by JBL’s subcompact VERTEC® line arrays.
Norwest Productions And Sound.com Kick Off 2010 Commonwealth Games In India with JBL VERTEC®Line Arrays
Bringing together more than 50 nations from around the world, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India opened its 12-day athletic competition with a large, multi-array JBL VERTEC®line array system powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to support the opening ceremonies.
Meeting Services, Inc. Relies On JBL Loudspeakers To Transform Exhibit Hall Into Cinema At Comic-Con
Meeting Services, Inc. supplied sound to the Comic-Con International 2010 convention in San Diego for the 19th straight year. Using a complete JBL solution, Meeting Services transformed the 6,500-person San Diego Convention Center’s exhibit hall into one of the largest movie premiere venues in the world.
JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics and Lexicon Exhibit Technologies At The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Event, “Anatomy Of A Hit”
On September 16, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in association with The Producers & Engineers Wing®, presented the GRAMMY® Professional Development Event, “Anatomy of a Hit.” Sponsored in part by Harman Professional Brands JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics and Lexicon.
September 2010

StagePro Deploys JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For Colorado’s Country Jam and Rock Jam Festivals
Responsible for the production of two highly anticipated concerts in one of the country’s most difficult audio environments, festival production specialist StagePro successfully conquered high elevation, harsh winds and zero humidity with a complete JBL VERTEC® line array solution for this year’s Rock Jam and Country Jam festivals, staged in Grand Junction, Colorado.
VIcom Corporation and JBL Loudspeakers Help The Navy SEAL Heritage Center Open In Style
Virginia Integrated Communications (VIcom), a leading systems integration corporation based in Virginia Beach, installed an expansive system of JBL loudspeakers in the newly constructed UDT-SEAL Association’s SEAL Heritage Center on the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia.
CCS Presentation Systems Brings Gaming To Life At Casino Arizona Talking Stick Resort With JBL Control® Contractor Loudspeakers
Utilizing an extensive assortment of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers, leading A/V integration firm CCS Presentation Systems recently completed the audio system installation at Talking Stick Resort, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
JBL Professional Expands AE Series With Five High-Output Loudspeakers
JBL Professional today announced the addition of five new loudspeakers to its AE Series (Application Engineered) lineup. All five models are designed to deliver high output in applications where clear, powerful sound is required over a wide coverage area.
JBL VERTEC® VT4889 Systems Dominate European Summer Festivals
Some of the largest and most popular of the 2010 European summer music festivals are serviced by leading concert sound rental and production firms using JBL VERTEC® as their system of choice to meet the contract “rider” requirements of international artists.
Great Sound Is Born Again With JBL CBT Column Speakers At Faith Evangelical Free Church
In an audio system redesign that marks the complete transformation of a former cinema to a house of worship, the Faith Evangelical Free Church of Waterville, Maine is now equipped with a pair of JBL CBT (Constant Bandwidth Technology) 70J column speakers, each with three CBT 70JE extender cabinets.
August 2010

AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon Named Official 2010 P&E Wing® Sponsors
The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® announces a sponsorship agreement with the Harman Professional Group (HPro)'s leading audio brands AKG® Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon.
Frattalone And Associates Preserves And Improves Landmark Center With JBL CBT Column Speakers
Using JBL CBT column speakers, systems integration firm Frattalone and Associates, Inc. recently solved the reverb issues that had been plaguing the 108-year-old Landmark Center’s Musser Cortile in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Electronic Design Company Puts JBL VLA Line Arrays In The Starting Lineup At TCF Bank Stadium
In a project delivering high-impact sound to fans of the “U,” Electronic Design Company (EDC) installed the audio system featuring JBL VLA line array loudspeakers at the new TCF Bank Stadium, home to the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers NCAA football team.
July 2010

JBL VERTEC® Line Array Systems Take Center Stage At Serbia’s Exit Festival
Studio Berar, Serbia’s leading production company for professional audio, video and lighting systems, deployed a full JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 2010 Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays from Grupo Zonico Power Aerosmith’s First Venezuelan Concert
Called upon to ensure that rock legends Aerosmith’s first concert in Venezuela was a resounding success, regional concert sound rental provider, Grupo Zonico deployed JBL VERTEC® line arrays to support the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in Caracas.
June 2010

V&P Sound Deploys JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays, Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console For India’s Summer Storm Festival
Supporting heavy metal band Lamb of God’s first live show in India, regional sound company V&P Sound deployed a full Harman audio system including JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console at India’s inaugural Summer Storm Festival.
Troya Eventos Deploys JBL VERTEC® System for Mexican Music Festival
Troya Eventos, a prominent audio production services provider in Mexico, recently deployed a complete JBL VERTEC® line array system to support Fenahuap, one of Mexico’s largest music festivals, in Ciudad Valles, Monterrey, Mexico.
Audio Analysts Provides JBL VERTEC® Line Array System As Conan’s Comedy Tour Provides The Laughs
JBL VERTEC® line arrays are heading up the PA system on Conan O’Brien’s current “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,” with Audio Analysts providing live sound reinforcement for the production.
JBL Professional Introduces Control® Contractor 60 Series Pendant Loudspeakers
Building on its industry-leading Control® Contractor loudspeaker series, JBL Professional today introduced its new Control 60 Series pendant loudspeakers - bringing renowned JBL sound and outstanding coverage to rooms and venues with open architecture or high ceilings, while providing superior voice and musical clarity for rooms with difficult acoustics.
JBL Professional Bows Commercial Series Ceiling Speakers At InfoComm 2010
At InfoComm 2010, JBL Professional is introducing its new Commercial Series ceiling speakers, providing excellent performance for paging and background music applications, such as retail stores, restaurants, schools and other environments.
May 2010

JBL Launches New PRX600 Series Portable Powered Loudspeakers
JBL Professional rocked the audio industry today with the introduction of its highly evolved PRX600 Series active portable loudspeakers. The new PRX600 Series offers unparalleled power, rugged durability and incredible versatility for any small to mid-sized live sound environment.
Whisper House Draws Ovations At The Old Globe Theatre With AKG’s Frequency Agile DMS 700 Wireless Microphone System And JBL VRX Series Loudspeakers
In outfitting San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre for Duncan Sheik’s musical “Whisper House,” the sound design team of Dan Moses Schreier and associate designer David Bullard needed a great sounding audio system and ultimately selected AKG’s frequency-agile DMS 700 wireless microphone system and JBL VRX loudspeakers.
Canada’s Axe Productions Puts New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System To The Test At K-97 Classic Rock Riot
Canadian-based A/V service provider Axe Productions recently deployed a complete JBL VERTEC® line array system in the Edmonton, Canada Shaw Conference Center to support the 2nd Annual K-97 Classic Rock Riot.
Le Mobile Recording Studio Captures Coachella With JBL LSR2300 Studio Monitors
The 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in southern California was once again an overwhelming success, drawing a record attendance of 225,000 people over a 3-day span. At Coachella’s Mojave Stage, Ian C. Charbonneau of Le Mobile Remote Recording relied on JBL LSR2328 studio monitors to mix a roster of top artists for live webcast.
Audio Plus Selects JBL Loudspeakers For Even, Controlled Sound Throughout The Community Pentecostal Church
After a thorough investigation of the layout and worship services at Community Pentecostal Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, A/V design company Audio Plus Sound Solutions Inc. upgraded the church’s audio system with JBL loudspeakers, chosen for their ability to deliver solid clarity and strong acoustic gain.
April 2010

METAlliance Academy Scores A Hit With JBL LSR Studio Monitors
METAlliance held its first ever METAlliance Academy event, titled, “In Session With The Guys,” at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on March 19-20, offering invaluable instruction from some of the world’s most successful producer/engineers.
Lawrence Manchester Relies on JBL Studio Monitors to Deliver The Music Mix for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Needing an ideal studio monitor setup for the 5.1 Surround music mix of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, GRAMMY-nominated engineer Lawrence Manchester relies on JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors.
Sunrise Pictures Mixes For The Stars With JBL LSR4300 Series Studio Monitors
Demonstrating the quality and dependability of JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors, New England-based Sunrise Pictures has established itself as one of the leading film production companies in the region with JBL’s LSR monitors playing an anchor role in the company’s audio system.
New JBL CBT Column Speakers For Oldest Church In Cambridge
St. Bene’t’s Church, the oldest Saxon building in arguably the UK’s most famous medieval city gets a major sound system upgrade using brands from the Harman Professional portfolio, including JBL’s new CBT (Constant Beamwidth Technology) column speakers.
March 2010

JBL Professional Releases Next-Generation Line Array Calculator for VERTEC®
At Prolight & Sound 2010, JBL Professional is introducing its Line Array Calculator II software. Line Array Calculator II is a stand-alone application with a broad range of significant enhancements for users of JBL’s various line array system models.
UnUsUal Productions Fields New JBL VERTEC® System In Singapore’s Indoor Stadium for A-Mei’s 2010 World Tour
UnUsUal Productions, one of the leading event and concert production companies serving China and the broader Asian region, filled Singapore’s Indoor Stadium with its newly-acquired JBL VERTEC® line arrays, powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, for a performance by Taiwanese superstar Chang Huimei, aka A-mei, and her 2010 Amit Live First World Tour, named after her latest album
JBL PD Series Loudspeakers Complete An Acoustical Masterpiece At St. Francis Of Assisi Church
A new audio system at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bend, Oregon, features JBL Professional PD Series loudspeakers, chosen to deliver the highest articulation with the least amount of speakers possible.
JBL PD Series Loudspeakers Rock The New ShoWare Center
The beginning of 2009 saw the opening of a brand-new arena in the Seattle region known as the ShoWare Center.
JBL Professional Releases CBT System Design Software
At Prolight & Sound 2010, JBL Professional is introducing its Constant Beamwidth Technology (CBT) Calculator 1.00 software.
SW Audio Visual and JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays Deliver World-Class Audio For Winter Olympics’ O Zone
In a unique application of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, SW Audio Visual deployed a complete outdoor wintertime entertainment audio system to accommodate up to 50,000 people for the Richmond O Zone, one of the official celebration sites of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
JBL DrivePack® Technology Evolves With New DPDA Input Module Featuring BSS OmniDrive HD™ Signal Processing
JBL Professional is introducing its new DPDA (DrivePack Digital Audio) input module with BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing onboard, for use with all JBL DrivePack®-equipped powered speaker systems.
AudioMaster Provides Slovakian Kino Centrum With JBL Cinema Solution
The state-owned Kino Centrum, in the large Slovakian town of Michalovce, has recently undergone a major refurbishment.
As 3D Cinema Emerges As A Commercial Reality, JBL Offers Comprehensive New Sound Solutions To Complete The Ultimate Cinematic Experience
With the new emphasis on 3D, the necessity of large-scale digital audio is realized, and as the worldwide leader in cinema sound systems and an original pioneer of sound for motion pictures, JBL is continuing its tradition of innovation at ShoWest 2010 in Las Vegas, showcasing a comprehensive range of large format cinema sound systems to designed to enhance the 3D experience.
JBL Professional Introduces Two Ultra-High-Power ScreenArray® Systems For 3D Cinema Venues
Continuing to provide cinema exhibition venues with unprecedented audio performance and advanced technology, JBL is introducing the ScreenArray® 5742 4-way and 5732 3-way ultra-high-power loudspeaker systems, designed to compliment the large-format 3D visual experience.
February 2010

JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays And Grupo Zonico Rock Venezuela’s Solid Fest
In one of Venezuela’s largest annual live music events, rental sound company Grupo Zonico provided an extensive audio system for Coca-Cola Solid Fest 2010 at Hipdromo La Rinconada in Caracas.
JBL Professional Launches Nine New High-Power AE Series Permanent Installation Loudspeaker Models
JBL Professional is introducing nine new loudspeaker models to its AE (Application Engineered) Series, raising the total count of models in the AE Series to 31.
New Subcompact System Extends JBL Professional’s Industry-Leading VERTEC® Line Array Series
Delivering predictable coverage characteristics and high output capabilities in an extremely compact package, JBL Professional is introducing the smallest system enclosures in the VERTEC® product family, the VT4886 passive 3-way high-directivity line array element and its companion VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer.
Exceptional Sound, LLC Revs Up National Corvette Museum With JBL Loudspeakers
JBL’s performance speaks for itself, which is why the Facilities Director of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky selected JBL loudspeakers for an upgrade to the Museum’s Chevrolet Theater after hearing them at his community church.
JBL Professional Studio Monitors and Live Sound Speakers Take Center Stage At The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards
Selected for the ability to meet the requirements of the most demanding professional applications, JBL loudspeakers were used in both the arena and the critical listening room of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast on Sunday, January 31 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.
JBL Professional Breaks New Ground With CBT Series Line Array Columns
Offering unprecedented levels of directivity control, sonic fidelity and affordability, JBL Professional today introduced the CBT Series of passive line array columns, featuring JBL’s patent-pending Constant Beamwidth Technology™ circuitry, a breakthrough in pattern control that provides remarkably consistent constant directivity coverage and superb audio clarity, even in difficult acoustical environments.
January 2010

JBL DrivePack® Technology Evolves With New DPDA Input Module Featuring BSS OmniDrive HD™ Signal Processing
At the 2010 Winter NAMM show, JBL Professional is introducing its new DPDA (DrivePack Digital Audio) input module with BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing onboard, for use with all JBL DrivePack®-equipped powered speaker systems.
JBL Offers Rebates for purchase of MSC1 Monitor System Controller with LSR2300 Studio Monitors
Today, JBL is announcing a program that makes it even easier for customers to purchase complete JBL systems including the MSC1 Monitor System Controller. For a limited time Customers in the United Sates who purchase the MSC1 with LSR2300 Series Studio Monitors through qualified JBL Professional dealers can receive up to $150 cash back when they purchase system combinations by April 30, 2010.
The Best Just Got Better: Expanded PRX500 Series Portable PA Loudspeakers Now Available At Lower Price
Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering all seven of its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeaker models at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.
JBL Professional’s Industry-Leading VERTEC® Line Array Series Now More Accessible With New Subcompact Models
Ideal for use in a variety of live music settings, JBL Professional is exhibiting its new VERTEC® line array subcompact models at Winter NAMM 2010. The VT4886 passive line array element and VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer are the smallest VERTEC models to date, based upon many of the same acoustical design principles found in larger-scale VERTEC systems as used on tour by leading international artists like Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani and others, at a size and price suitable for touring musicians and more intimate performance venues.
JBL LSR Series Monitors Bring Latin GRAMMY Awards Telecast To Life On The Univision Network
The 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on November 5, 2009 turned in the best television performance in the show’s history, honoring the top artists in Latino music.