KAMAS, Utah – Leading regional sound company Atkinson Sound recently
bolstered its audio system inventory with HARMAN’s new JBL VTX V20 line array
loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD 4x3500 amplifiers. The company will be using
its new system for a variety of events beginning in May.
Founded in 1980 by Hoyt Atkinson, the company has evolved its business
from a small provider of DJ systems to one of the region’s most successful
sound contractors, providing rental and production services for concerts,
festivals, corporate events and more, while also growing a strong systems
integration department. A longtime JBL customer, Atkinson Sound’s investment in
JBL has grown in parallel. “We have been a JBL company many years, starting
with an SR-X system before graduating to HLA, and in more recent years to VERTEC® line
arrays,” Atkinson said.
After seeing the new VTX V20 system at the Winter NAMM 2014 show, Hoyt
Atkinson knew it was time to once again upgrade with JBL. “The high frequency
in the V20 is just astounding and there is nothing else that compares to what
the D2 driver is providing in a box of that size,” he said.
Atkinson Sound has purchased 24 VTX V20 line array loudspeakers, 12 VTX
F12 multi-purpose loudspeakers, six VTX G28 subwoofers and 12 VTX S25
subwoofers. The systems will be configured and controlled with JBL HiQnet
Performance Manager™ software.
VTX V20 loudspeaker features a true 3-way system design with proprietary D2
Dual Diaphragm Dual Voice Coil compression driver and Differential Drive™ low
frequency transducer technology along with patent-pending ultra-linear motor
technology employed for midrange components. In keeping with the philosophy of
the VTX Series, the VTX V20 has extremely high power density with each line
array element featuring two 2261H 10-inch Differential Drive woofers, four
2164H 4-inch ultra-linear midrange transducers and three of the new
small-format D2415K Dual Drivers.
Atkinson Sound expects to use the new VTX system for a variety of events
throughout the western United States in the coming spring and summer months.
“We love VERTEC and we saw it as a giant step forward for JBL when they introduced the VERTEC Series,
and our adoption of VERTEC won a lot of jobs for us,”
Atkinson noted. “Now, we see another leap forward with VTX and although we
considered loudspeaker systems from competitive brands, nothing matched what
VTX has to offer. It’s also a very rider-friendly loudspeaker, which gives us
information on Atkinson Sound, please visit www.atkinsonsound.com
Caption: (Left to right) Paul Bauman, Associate Director, Tour Sound, JBL
Professional; Jeff Harris, District Sales Manager, HARMAN Professional; Hoyt
Atkinson, Owner, Atkinson Sound; Steve Johnson, CEO, HP Marketing; and Derreld
Yost, Atkinson Sound.
designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio
solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a
recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands
including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark
Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,800 people across the
Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last
twelve months ended December 31, 2013.