Venezuela (February 25, 2010)–Grupo Zonico provided an extensive JBL VerTec rig for Coca-Cola Solid Fest 2010 at Hipdromo La Rinconada in Caracas.
The four-day event included performances by international and local artists for crowds averaging 20,000 people per day. With separate themed event days presenting rock, urban and Latin artists, performers at the festival included Korn, OscarD Leon and Luis Fonsi.
Grupo Zonico deployed a main PA system featuring two array hangs, each comprising 15 VerTec VT4889-1 full-size line array elements and three VT4887ADP compact powered line array elements with DrivePack technology. The system also included 26 VT4880A full-size arrayable subwoofers, with an additional 12 VT4887ADP loudspeakers provided for front fill. Crown I-Tech HD12000 and HD9000 amplifiers powered the main suspended arrays, while I-Tech 8000 amplifiers powered the subwoofers. Grupo Zonico also set up a supplemental tower featuring 12 VerTec VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements. The overall system was configured and remotely controlled and monitored with Harman HiQnet System Architect software.
“This was the best VerTec system I’ve ever used in my 15 years in the audio industry,” observed Juan Luis Pedor, FOH Sound Engineer for Wsisin and Yandel, Franco El Gorila, and Joel and Randy. “The high and low sections of the VT4889-1 were very impressive due to the OmnidriveHD signal processing, and the system didn’t seem to have a limit to its performance capabilities.”
“The system sounded amazing and JBL’s V4 signal processing was incredible,” offered Jose Lehardy, FOH Sound Engineer for Gilberto Santarrosa.
“The system sounded very clear with crisp vocals and lots of headroom,” said Pedro Collado, FOH Sound Engineer for Lusi Fonsi.