ELSAU, Switzerland – Swiss rental and event production company
show-concept.ch has recently purchased a HARMAN JBL VTX V20 line array system
and additional Crown amplifiers from HARMAN Professional distributors Dr. W.A.
Guenther Audio Systems AG with the aim of broadening the range of services they
offer. They are the first company in Switzerland to invest in JBL’s new
generation, smaller format VTX system. Known for their work in the corporate
sector, their aim now is to migrate further into concert touring with their
range of sound, lighting and technical services.
After running JBL’s VERTEC® in its inventory, the
company has now stepped into the future, placing an order for 16 JBL VTX V20’s
and eight each of the new VTX S25 subs and have also added four Crown I-Tech
12000HD and 12 Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers to its existing Crown I-Tech HD
main reason for purchasing a new system was to take a step forward in tour
sound—and of course to be up to date,” stated Cyril Schmuki, audio engineer for
show-concept.ch —adding that its new front line PA system will be backed-up by
other systems, including three complete VERTEC
VTX V20 features the advanced
technology of VTX V25 in a smaller format and the high power density of this
3-way system is complemented by a new ASM suspension system that provides
efficient transport, fast setup and precise configuration. Utilizing Differential Drive™ technology and a small format version of the
revolutionary D2 dual compression driver, the integrated V5 presets fully
realize the processing capability of the Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.
“The handling and the rigging system were what
we especially liked,” added Schmuki. “This and the new JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™
software were the main advantages.”
sale was supported by Dr. W.A. Guenther’s Director of Sales Felix Alpstaeg, and
Application & Project Engineer, Jaromir Ott. Already familiar with JBL VERTEC and Performance Manager
for system configuration, monitoring and control, the production company is
nevertheless planning advanced training in conjunction with Dr. W.A. Guenther
for next year’s festival season.
Overall Schumuki couldn’t be more pleased with
his new JBL and Crown powered rig, “We are delighted with the VTX V20, it’s a
pleasure to work with. I’ve never heard a system which is so precise over the
whole frequency range; and what is absolutely astonishing is to stand behind
the array, because it’s just so quiet.”
Photo Caption: The show-concept.ch team (left to right): Florian Jaeger, Project Manager; Cyril Schmuki,
Head of Audio; Patrick Frueh, CEO.
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