Miami, FL (August 13, 2004)–Florida-based rental sound firm Acoutech recently deployed a range of VerTec systems at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Miami Arena. Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernandez, Paulina Rubio, Pilar Montenegro, La Ley, and Banda El Recodo were among the Latin artists who performed at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Working closely with audio coordinator Michael Abbott in configuring a sound reinforcement system for the event, Acoutech owner Juan Turro responded to specifications calling for JBL Professional VerTec line arrays from the company’s extensive loudspeaker inventory. The show was a televised event that required Acoutech to rig the arrays higher than usual.
A total of five different clusters were in use, including a pair of main left/right clusters, each with a dozen VT4889 full-size enclosures, and two sets of eight VT4888 midsize enclosures on the outside. A downfill system consisted of three compact VT4887s per side, complemented by a center cluster of eight VT4887s. Extending the low frequencies, Acoutech used a total of 12 VT4880 subs. All enclosures were powered by Crown amplifiers, including 24 new I-Tech amps and Macrotech MA-Series units. Digital signal processing was achieved with BSS Omnidrives.