A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Firehouse Productions And HARMAN’s JBL VRX Constant Curvature Loudspeakers Support Jet Blue Airlines Concert Series

NORTHRIDGE, California – Since Jet Blue Airlines launched its unique Live From T5 Concert Series in August 2010, Firehouse Productions has supplied HARMAN’s JBL VRX Constant Curvature loudspeakers for the ongoing promotion, held periodically at the Jet Blue T5 terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

The Live From T5 Concert Series offers free entertainment for ticketed passengers waiting to board their flights at the new post-security state-of-the-art Jet Blue terminal, equipped with free Wi-Fi and an abundance of food and beverage options. To date, the concert series has hosted famed performers including Taylor Swift, James Blunt, Robyn, Jason Derulo and Raphael Saadiq, among others.

With limited space and the need for a compact setup to fit through the airport’s security checkpoints, the JBL VRX Series loudspeakers are the perfect fit for the job, said Simon Welch, Head Systems Engineer at Firehouse Productions. “We are able to stack two VRX932LA-1 loudspeakers on top of two VRX918S powered subwoofers on each side for the main PA.” Welch explained. “Since we need to direct sound to a specific zone in the terminal, we are able to do so by setting the speakers at head level outward from the stage. Another pair of VRX932LA-1 loudspeakers are used as side fill, directing sound to the side areas of the stage.”

The main challenge of the Live From T5 Concert Series is time, Welch explained. “All the gear has to go through security which takes about two hours, so obviously the less equipment, the better,” he said. “There isn’t a lot of labor, especially with the VRX Series. We are able to get everything set up quickly and taken apart even faster, which is important as we do not want a lot of distractions at the terminal.”

The light weight of the VRX loudspeakers only adds to the quality of the system. “They are the most efficient boxes we have,” said Welch. “They provide great vocals and the ability to project sound deep with such a small array is perfect. HARMAN and JBL are such highly regarded brands that everyone who has used the system is extremely happy.”

“We are excited at what is left to come of the series and glad to be a part of this unique experience,” Welch summed up.

For more information on Firehouse Productions, please visit: http://www.firehouseproductions.com

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 $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

BVE 2015: FOR-A to Present New Vision Mixer and Server
Lenny Kravitz Goes Wireless With Shure Axient®
Meyer Sound LEO Goes “Gangnam Style” with Psy in South Korea
L.O.C. FOH Mixer on Meyer Sound LEO and LYON: “Whatever Sound I Put In is Exactly What Comes Out”
Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show — Product Preview
Christie Delivers Undisputed Performance with Launch of 30,000 Lumen Christie Boxer 4K30 Projector
Christie H Series Joins Powerful and Distinguished 1DLP Roster
Vegas Dealers Can Hit the Jackpot with AV Warehouse’s HD Technology Showcase February 26 – 27 at the Las Vegas Country Club
Masque Sound Delivers a Basket Full of Sonic Goodies in Revival of Sondheim and Lapine’s Fairy Tale Inspired Musical, Into the Woods
New Clay Paky Stormy Fixtures Join Slipknot Tour

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

March 2012
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication