Northridge, CA (August 16, 2005)–The Community House in Topanga Canyon, CA recently hosted the 32nd Annual Topanga Days festival, featuring a diverse array of musical talent. Held over Memorial Day weekend annually since 1973, the event garnered a crowd of more than 7,000 over three days. As a result, the Topanga Mountain Stage required a considerably larger sound system than in past years; this time, it was a JBL VRX system supplied by FGS Intergalactic Cartel and Holding Company, a collection of audio industry veterans who annually volunteer their services.
While events such as the Topanga Memorial Day Parade, many types of craft vendors and various contests attract a growing number of visitors each year, the festival centers around its live musical performances, which this year included John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame, Colin Hay (former lead singer of Men At Work), and Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams.
The system was comprised of JBL VRX932LA portable line array speakers, with SRX718S subwoofers and SRX712M stage monitors, all powered by a collection of Crown amplifiers. At the FOH position were a number of Soundcraft mixers with Lexicon and dbx signal processing. A pair of VRX array modules were pole-mounted over two subwoofers on each side of the stage.
“The Topanga Days festival has been a favorite attraction in the Los Angeles community for years, and it only makes sense that such a diverse collection of artists be provided with a leading-edge sound system,” said Mark Gander, JBL Professional’s vice president of Marketing, Topanga resident and one of the volunteer principals of FGS. “Thanks to the portability of the VRX system, we were able to quickly and easily provide high-quality audio for three days of performances.”