HARMAN NEWS SERVICE – SOUND.COM, one of India’s leading Professional live sound and corporate audio rental company, recently provided sound reinforcement for a show by rock artist Bryan Adams, held in Hyderabad, India. HARMAN Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers were deployed by SOUND.COM for an 18,000-person audience at the concert, staged in the city’s HITEX Exhibition Centre. The event was SOUND.COM’s first large-scale rock concert featuring a major, top-grossing international artist.
To meet event contract rider requirements, SOUND.COM designed a system for the show that included 30 JBL VT4889 full size line array cabinets and 16 JBL VT4880A ultra long excursion subwoofers. The main hangs were augmented with VT4887 compact line array elements using downfill adaptor frames, and additional VT4887’s were used for front fills and stage side-fills along with JBL VT4880 full size arrayable subwoofers. All loudspeakers were powered by Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers.
The system featured a HARMAN HiQnet™ System Architect™ software control and monitoring system for amplifier management. “This advanced control network solution meant we were able to have not only general system-level control, but a direct link to practically every speaker box connected to each individual amplifier channel,” stated SOUND.COM owner, Warren D’souza. “This was particularly useful when adjusting delay signals to each of the subwoofers to ensure precise system alignment throughout the audience area. We always believe in equality for all listeners, front and back,” noted D’souza.
“This was a great experience and an enjoyable one — as it was a hassle-free show with no challenges. When you get all the fundamentals of rigging, system integration, and power distribution correct, and commit to providing reliable, road-worthy equipment, then you can consistently deliver quality for the client and the audience,” summarized D’souza.
Harman HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across Harman’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.