Los Angeles (July 10, 2007)–Mates Rehearsal and Cartage, an L.A. rehearsal studio, cartage and rental company, recently purchased a number of JBL VRX915M loudspeakers for use in each of its various-sized studios.
Entering its 25th year, North Hollywood-based Mates features four rehearsal studios (two medium rooms and two large sound stages). Co-owners Bob Brunner and Jim Giglio offer a hands-on approach to the facility. “We have a variety of clients, from arena acts down to bands playing the clubs on Sunset Strip,” Brunner said. “Regardless of the artist, Jim and I remain very involved with the day-to-day operations, making sure that all of our clients are given the first-class treatment that we pride ourselves on providing.”
With that in mind, the team purchased its JBL VRX915M stage monitors. “Lots of our clients see the JBL logo and it immediately provides a sense of confidence,” Brunner added. “You know it’s going to sound good when it’s a JBL loudspeaker, and that obviously reflects well on our business.
“We can have the VRX915M’s up and running very quickly. You plug them in and the sound is right there,” Brunner said. “There’s very little change of the EQ, which is great for us and our clients. You want to spend as little time as possible getting the sound right, and more time ensuring the artists are comfortable and making the most of their time. Just as importantly, the sound is terrific. A lot of our acts play at very high volumes, and getting over those levels is often our biggest challenge. With the VRX915M monitors, this has been a simple task.”