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Universiade Celebrates Three Anniversaries With Diverse Range Of JBL Loudspeakers

In preparation for one of the world’s most famous sporting events, systems integration firm Studio Berar outfitted 13 sports venues in Serbia with JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers for the 2009 Summer Universiade games.

The Universiade is an international event that hosts university athletes from around the world. This year’s Summer Universiade took place from July 1 to July 12 in Belgrade, Serbia. It hosted more than 9,000 athletes from over 140 countries, all of who competed in 15 different sports and 203 disciplines at more than 50 sport venues. This year’s games celebrated three anniversaries for what some consider to be the largest and most important sporting event next to the Olympic Games: the 25th Summer Universiade, the 50th anniversary of Universiade, and the 60th anniversary of the International University Sports Federation.

For the largest sports venues, including soccer stadiums Marakana and Partizan, as well as the Belgrade Arena and the Belgrade Fair Hall, Studio Berar installed event systems that each contained 16 JBL VerTec VT4889 full-size line array elements, 12 JBL VerTec VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements with DrivePack® technology, 32 JBL VRX932LA and 16 JBL VRX918S subwoofers. With the exception of the VT4888DP elements, Crown CTs 3000 amplifiers powered all the systems.

Additionally, Studio Berar supplied a total of 86 EON315 powered portable loudspeakers, which were deployed as needed to address audiences in numerous smaller soccer courts and basketball halls. In summation, JBL was the exclusive loudspeaker for the entire Universiade games.

“This prestigious event is a real challenge, and the JBL speakers are a great choice, considering their sound quality, portability, and reliability,’’ said Aleksandar Kruscic, Sales and Application Engineer for Studio Berar.

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