New York (August 29, 2008)–Nobody seems to have more songs about cars than Bruce Springsteen, so it’s only fitting then that he’s on the road a lot, bringing his revival tent-like concerts to stadiums and arenas around the world. Throughout his U.S. tour this year, Springsteen and the E Street Band have been making the rounds once again with Colorado Springs-based Audio Analysts, and along for the ride are Crown I-T4000 and I-T8000 amplifiers, used to power JBL VerTec VT4889 and VT4887 line array elements and JBL VT4880 arrayable subwoofers.
Springsteen’s tour began in Hartford, CT on February 28, making 29 stops throughout North America before a 12-country tour in Europe. The tour returned to Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey for three performances at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford on July 27, 28 and 29, where with the help of his fans, Springsteen belted out classics including “Out In The Street,” “No Surrender,” “Thunder Road,” “Born to Run” and “Glory Days.” The final show will take place next week in Milwaukee, WI on August 30.
Audio Analysts’ FOH Engineer for Bruce Springsteen, John Cooper said, “When Bruce performs, he wants to ensure his fans get the best audio experience possible. We turn to Crown’s I-Tech Series because we know these amps will deliver the power and performance Bruce requires and they will function again and again. My RMS to peak voltage requirements are very wide, and the I-Tech amps are able to deliver that dynamic performance that I need.”
PA Tech Todd Hartman noted, “Crown and JBL are truly the best products available and I wouldn’t use anything else, since I always know they will perform and sound great.”
“When Bruce performs on the edge of the stage, he likes to feel the power of the PA and wants to make sure that the fans at the barricade get the same impact that those people 10 or 20 rows back experience, as well as those fans that are 650 feet away in the top seat of the stadium,” Cooper added. “By using the VerTec line array, we are able to unhinge the last one or two boxes to create downfill.”
“I-Tech amplifiers feature advanced DSP processing which was used for additional adjustment of the JBL line arrays. With the built-in LCD screen on the front panel, basic features and amplifier status can be accessed from the amplifier’s location. Additionally, the added convenience of HiQnet networking allows a front of house or monitor engineer to easily monitor an amplifiers status from their location” says Bert Pare, President of Audio Analysts.